This morning, the Dubai Design Fashion Council (DDFC) hosted its second Urban Majlis event in order to officially announce the first ever edition of Dubai Design Week.

 

Set to take place at the end of October this year, the newly announced Dubai Design Week (DDW) will be hosted at the same venue as this morning's meet up: Dubai Design District (d3). Dubai Design Week will be an annual citywide event, which aims to place Dubai on the map as the emerging design capital of the world. It will run in harmony with the already established Downtown Design and Design Days Dubai. 

 

At the Urban Majlis today, the DDFC together with Design Days fair director Cyril Zammit, d3 managing director Lindsay Miller, Dr Noah Raford advisor to the Prime Minister's office, Loci Architecture and Design partner Hamad Khoory, and editor-at-large of Wallpaper* magazine Suzanne Trocmé, highlighted the key aspects of the inaugural DDW program – although the knitty gritty details are yet to be revealed.

 

What we do know is that DDW will see the launch of over 60 separate activities and projects, which aim to celebrate the best in design both regionally in the Middle East and internationally. It was also revealed that since education is a key sector for DDW, the DDFC will be working with the Dubai governmental body – the Human Development Authority (KHDA). 

 

Dr Amina Al Rustamani, chairperson of DDFC said: "The establishment of Dubai Design Week represents a key milestone in the Emirate's journey towards achieving global recognition as a leading design hub. DDFC is proud to be working closely with a team of renowned design visionaries to deliver this landmark event. Dubai Design Week will be an important platform for our design communities, providing an intelligently curated and inspirational environment where creative minds can come together to learn, collaborate and innovate."

 

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