The fair’s unique approach enlists an award-winning architect each year to masterplan the venue. Presented at a purpose-built destination at the Dubai Design District waterfront overlooking Dubai Creek, Downtown Design's creative direction incorporates large-scale installations, indoor landscape features, bespoke café concepts and pop-up retail, offering both trade and public visitors an engaging and dynamic experience.
Alongside brand debuts, product launches and the latest collections from contemporary international and regional design brands, Downtown Design's platform for limited-edition design, Downtown Editions, focuses on individual designers, studios and design collectives from around the world and with a spotlight on the Middle East.
Attracting international industry leaders and the region's most influential design professionals, the fair’s programme of talks and workshops at The Forum offers insight into the design world's most critical topics and explores emerging industry trends.
From design sourcing and highly focused networking to learning, Downtown Design supports the region's design industry creatively and strategically.
The dates for Downtown Design 2019 have been announced as 12-15 November 2019.