The first fair of its kind in the Middle East and South Asia, Design Days Dubai has welcomed more than 100 exhibitors from beyond 45 countries in the last 6 years, presenting designs from leading international designers and galleries alongside up and coming design from across the world, with close to half of these exhibiting galleries hailing from the Middle East.
Running alongside the exhibitor line-up is a strong non-commercial programme offering a stimulating public programme of discussion panels, lectures, installations and workshops, as well as offering visitors the chance to experience private tours with design professionals, providing insight and context behind the works available at the event.
Design Days Dubai’s 2016 edition witnessed a 55% increase in visitor numbers from the inaugural edition, with an overwhelming positive response from the world’s media which has now firmly placed the fair as the hub for collectible design in this rapidly expanding region, as well as a point of convergence for design galleries across the world. None of this would be possible without the generous support of Design Days Dubai’s strategic partner and sponsors: the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Van Cleef & Arpels, Audi and Dubai Design District (d3).
For 2017, Design Days Dubai moves from Downtown Dubai to its new home within d3, the heart of the creative industries.