Despite it being in its infancy, Dubai Design Week attracts the attention of more and more design professionals every year.  The specialised press couldn’t just stand on the sidelines, so from 12th to 17th November they headed to the Dubai Design District to let us know what was happening there.

  • Wallpaper* highlights how Dubai Design Week managed to accommodate everything of cultural importance in the contemporary Arab world. Among the events that took place, they highlighted the launch of the Jameel Arts Center, the first non-profit museum in the United Arab Emirates, as well as the pieces in “UAE Design Stories”, a project led by Khalid Shafar, with the collaboration of selected designers who were charged with creating pieces inspired by the children’s magazine Majid.
  • Architectural Digest did a review of the best exhibitions and installations at Dubai Design Week. They included Tanween, which is an incentive of Tashkeel, and consisted of locally-inspired furniture design, housEmotion, an immersive installation from the Tabanliogiu Architects’ studio, and Le Refuge, by Marc Ange.
  • Among the most “instagrammable” moments from Dubai Design Week, as described by Harper’s Bazaar magazine, were the fluorescent neon bowls from Aglow by artist Liz West, and the installation from the Czech lighting brand Preciosa, which invites visitors to blow on its crystal chandeliers.
  • Designboom has dedicated an entire post to ‘The Global Grad Show‘, the part of Dubai Design Week dedicated to projects by postgraduate students that are related to innovation, equality, universal design, and impact.
  • Arab News takes us with them through this edition of Dubai Design Week, which included more than 230 free events spread out over the Design District.