What You Can’t Miss During Dubai Design Week 2018

Diana Bell-Heather   |   12-11-2018

The biggest event for design fans in the region is back, and with over 230 activities taking place over the six days, team a&e narrowed down the ones you simply can’t miss.


Dubai Design Week 2018


UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from the Emirates

After its success in Milan, London, & Paris, d3’s international exhibition, “UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from the Emirates” comes back home with a new and final chapter during Dubai Design Week. For its third chapter, titled ‘Design for Little Ones: Us, Ours, & Others’. Participating designers are invited to explore the world of children and design a product for children up to the age of 12 years.

Location: Building 7, Ground Floor


Downtown Design

The Middle East’s leading design trade fair, Downtown Design is back from 13-16 November as part of Dubai Design Week, with +175 premium design brands from the region and across the world. The exhibition will also showcase the works of 19 of d3’s very own creative partners and will be launching Downtown Editions, located in a distinct area within the fair. This new element will present the most exciting design talent from around the world, with a spotlight on the Middle East.

Location: d3 Waterfront


Dubai Design Week 2018


Nakkash Gallery

This exhibition, produced exclusively for Dubai Design Week, will showcase pieces that have never been seen before by a selection of renowned, regional designers supported by the gallery. Participating designers include, Ahmad Bazazo, Studio A, Sahar Bizri, Sahar Bizri Designs, Ayah Bitar, Aya the Art of Living, Nader Gammas, Eva Szumilas, Tarek ElKassouf.

Location: Building 7, Mezzanine Level


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Aglow Installation by Liz West.


NEMOZENA Aglow Installation by Liz West

Nemozena, the brand inspired by female empowerment, has partnered with acclaimed artist Liz West to present an immersive and energizing art installation, Aglow. It’s a modern creation to celebrate female creative power and the contribution it can give to every day experiences.

Location: North Block between Building 8 and 9


Real Rain Installation by Kohler

Experience the gentle buildup of a warm summer rainstorm in the middle of Dubai with Kohler’s Rain Real installation, using a unique design that uses gravity to shape individual water drops to replicate rainfall.

Location: Between building 4 and 5



Dubai Design Week 2018

Marc Ange.



“Creating the Extraordinary” Talk With Marc Ange On November 15, 4pm

Bridging the gap between art and design, Marc Ange’s design ethos revolves around the creation of extraordinary objects, furniture and places. Speaking for the first time in the Middle East, he talks about the possibilities when the lines of art and design, fantasy and function are blurred.

Location: The Forum – Downtown Design