Your guide to Dubai De­sign Week

Your guide to Dubai De­sign Week

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The city comes alive in art as Dubai De­sign Week re­turns for a sec­ond edi­tion. The city­wide event, with more than 150 pre­sen­ta­tions, kicks off to­day and runs un­til Oc­to­ber 29 at the Dubai De­sign Dis­trict (d3) and other iconic lo­ca­tions around town. Un­der the pa­tron­age of HH Sheikha Lat­ifa bint Mo­hammed bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, the project aims to sup­port UAE-based de­sign tal­ent, and of­fer a global stage for ideas and in­no­va­tions.

At the d3 walk­way, the Ab­wab (mean­ing ‘doors’) ini­tia­tive ex­plores the de­sign nar­ra­tive of coun­tries within the MENASA re­gion. The theme for this year is ‘The Hu­man Senses’, as de­picted in pho­tog­ra­phy and graph­ics. The Down­town De­sign at the heart of the city will bring to­gether more than 100 brands from 25 coun­tries. Vis­i­tors will see prod­ucts such as light­ing, bath­rooms, kitchens, tex­tiles and ac­ces­sories. The artsy Alserkal Av­enue neigh­bour­hood will host gemol­ogy sem­i­nars with The Jewel Teller, film screen­ings, choco­late-mak­ing work­shops and gallery ex­hi­bi­tions. Mov­ing to Jumeirah and the Umm Suqeim area, art will fo­cus on food­ies with a culi­nary art class from Top Chef Cook­ing Stu­dio and an in­te­rior de­sign work­shop for the lit­tle ones. For the com­plete pro­gramme, see

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