The largest event of its kind in the world after "Corona"

"Dubai District" attracts thousands of visitors during "Dubai Design Week"

  • Al Hadath received visitors for 6 days, amidst the precautionary measures and measures in place in the emirate.

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  • Khadija Al Bastaki: "Dubai's readiness and flexibility contribute to giving hope and confidence to the rest of the world in returning real activities to the ground."


The Dubai Design District witnessed an active movement, finally, during and after the activities of Dubai Design Week 2020, the largest event held in the world since the start of the Corona epidemic, and it received thousands of specialists and designers from the UAE, the region and the world, within a wonderful atmosphere with full commitment to the various conditions, measures and precautionary measures in place Out in the emirate.

Over the course of six days, and as the strategic partner of Dubai Design Week, the Dubai Design District opened its doors to a variety of live and digital events, performances and discussions, including the "Regional Architecture Forum", which was held in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Gulf Region branch.

The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), the knowledge center of excellence in the Dubai Design District, in partnership with the startup incubator in5 Design, has provided visitors with a range of creative designs and works.

Emphasizing the importance of the event, Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, visited the Dubai Design District, on a tour of outdoor facilities and exhibitions. The tour included the "Please Sit Hear" exhibition dedicated to outdoor seating that takes into account social distancing, and its exhibits were created by three designers. Emiratis working within the Dubai Design District: Al-Joud Lootah, Khaled Shafar, and Hamad Khoury.

In the context, Khadija Al Bastaki, Executive Director of the Dubai Design District, said: “Dubai has concluded, with great success, one of the major events in the world, which is being held on the ground for the first time since the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.

Given the exceptional circumstances that we are witnessing, this constitutes a great achievement, and the readiness and flexibility of the Emirate of Dubai should contribute to giving hope and confidence to the rest of the world to bring real activities back to reality again. ”

Al Bastaki added, “Dubai Design Week has witnessed significant growth over the past six years, cementing its position as an important platform displaying talent and innovations in the fields of art, architecture and design.

On our part, we are proud to contribute to this success as a strategic partner for the sixth year in a row, and we look forward to building in the future on what we have achieved from the growing reputation of the creative sectors in the UAE ».

Architecture Forum

The first architecture forum in the emirate of Dubai opened new horizons for the Dubai Design District. The Regional Architecture Forum, which is held in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIPA), the Gulf Region branch, included a range of digital and real events, including direct dialogues. Workshops with leading architects in the region, as well as a live exhibition presenting the works of 39 participants from the GCC.

"3DEdit" Exhibition

For its part, the "3D Edit" mini-exhibition shed light on the various innovations in the Dubai Design District community, and included innovative works submitted by companies, brands and designers.

The multidisciplinary exhibition included the creations of the jewelry designer Nadine Kanso, Iwan Maktabi, a carpet expert from a family that has practiced this art for three generations, and the Lebanese architect Fadi Seri El-Din, in addition to an exclusive collaboration from Hands Carpets between nine designers from nine countries in the five continents of the world. .

Made in In5

With the aim of highlighting the contribution of the startup community to the innovation economy, the exhibition "Made in in5" brought together a variety of products designed at the in5 Design Center, using the latest creative facilities and innovative manufacturing methods.

The prototyping labs feature laser cutters, 3D printers and carpentry workshops.

Dubai Institute students

The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, the region's only design and innovation university, concluded its eventful participation in Dubai Design Week.

Six student projects were selected from the list of candidates for participation (MENA Grad Show) via the Internet, with two projects participating in the “Global Grad Show” online.

Amal Hassan Al-Suwaidi displayed the "Shimless" collection of clothes designed using biodegradable materials to support work in the face of climate change.

Sanaa Mohamed launched her project "Inner Voice", which is a computer mouse that processes sounds, detects human sensations using skin sensors, and plays soft music.

The students of the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation: Alhan Ahmed, Abdulaziz Al-Zamil, and Heba Naji revealed "roots", a substance that is naturally biodegradable, extracted from date seeds.

Ilhan also independently fired the AIPO lamp, a light that allows people to communicate, express themselves and seek help.

Zeina Ahmed Issa also demonstrated "Hugo", an inflatable robot that interacts with humans, while Nikhilish Mohan presented a "Nexus" device, which translates the colors of paintings into sounds, to allow the blind an opportunity to hear what the paintings say.

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