Dubai Design Week to boost UAE’s design industry
27 September, 2015
Dubai Design Week looks set to change the face of the design industry in the region, when the inaugural event begins next month. Operating in much the same way as Dubai Art Week, which takes place in March, the idea behind the event is to group a range of design-related events and exhibitions under a single banner at a centralised venue – in this case, the newly inaugurated Dubai Design District (d3). At the heart of the event will be Downtown Design, a bespoke trade fair where professionals in the region can discover original, high-quality designs from all over the world. Among the other components is an initiative called Abwab, which will offer a chance for emerging and established designers from six countries in the region to display their works.