Rawan Kashkoush, Head of Programming at Dubai Design Week
What’s your top tip for A kRST-TIME VISITOR TO Design Week?
Download the app and schedule your experiences from the hourly options, offering a stage for multiple visits. Downtown Design and Global Grad Show need plenty of time to cover considering their size and density. Plan ahead to get the best of both shows. Across the city one shouldn’t miss an architectural tour of the Jameel Arts Centre, Form Hotel, a food tour in Karama by Frying Pan Adventures, Alserkal Avenue’s programme of exhibitions and tour of Concrete.
I’m on a tight budget. Will I be able to pick up a piece to take home?
We make it a point to make the entire week accessible to the public in as many ways as possible. Downtown Editions, inside the fair will have an entirely purchasable showcase of products from individual studios, makers, design collaborations and emerging designers. Also, our installations and exhibitions are unforgettable experiences. At the very least, you will take home great memories.
Can I bring my kids?
Of course! The weekend will offer workshops for young children at our dedicated Making Space and, for the teens and older, YouTube will present its Creator Meet-Up, bringing top content creators to meet their fans. There will also be a park peppered with experimental architectural installations and Ripe market returns to d3 with a road closure designed to feel like a pedestrian style souk.