Director, Dubai Design Week
How does Dubai Design Week contribute to the local, regional and international design community?
Dubai is a natural meeting place for the international design community and is the creative capital of the region. Dubai Design Week provides a focal point in the city’s calendar with high-quality content and activities to celebrate and promote the talent grown in and drawn to the city.
What makes the UAE designers stand out from their peers in the design world?
The UAE, more than anywhere else in the world, embraces the opportunity of the future, and how to make things better. Designers here are committed to this and the potential of getting things done. There is a growing confidence, developing talent-pool, stronger infrastructure and interest in design from the UAE too: it’s an exciting time.
What can visitors get out of visiting d3 and the events of DXBDW?
Dubai Design Week at d3 is all about experiences. We have a varied audience and there is something for everyone – from world-class exhibition content to interactive projects through to a varied talks programme for professionals and public all the way through to a dedicated family programme, and of course d3 is a great place to hang-out and enjoy creativity, a buzzy atmosphere and great food and drinks.