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12th November 2017
Downtown Design 14-17th November (DXBDW)

Dubai Design Week (DXBDW), now in its third year, is the Middle East’s most comprehensive and accessible celebration of design and creativity in the region. The 2017 Dubai Design Week (DXBDW) will see over 200 activities staged in locations across the city. The free to attend six-day event will attract designers, architects, thought leaders and creatives from around the world.

At the heart of the busy programme is Downtown Design, which returns this November (14 - 17) for its fifth edition as the commercial centerpiece of Dubai Design Week. The fair takes a curatorial approach to the visitor experience with the regional buyer in mind, selecting a mix of leading, established brands that need a strategic gateway to the region, as well as high quality emerging brands exhibiting on an international platform for the first time.

The fair brings together over 150 brands from 25 countries. Visitors will discover a rich diversity of contemporary design from iconic international brands through to unique pieces by designers featured for the very first time on the international design circuit. Downtown Design reaffirms its position as a fair of discovery this year with the return of the ICE pavilion which will present emerging design brands.

As part of Dubai Design Week's programme, each day of the fair will feature a series of industry talks and panel discussions targeted specifically at the region’s architecture and design community. Covering a wide range of industry topics including colour trends, spatial experience, product innovation and Dubai’s evolving architectural landscape, the programme will share knowledge and insight on the region’s continually changing world of design. Combined with an expanded Buyers Programme that attracts buyers from the MENASA region and beyond, brands can engage with a growing population of architects and interior designers, extending Downtown Design’s reach as the focal event of the design industry in November. Pre-register here