2019 looks to be another busy year for design events in here in Dubai and as ever they will be even bigger and better this year. So what do we have to look forward to?
10 - 13 March 2019
Dubai Lynx is MENA's premier festival of creativity, bringing the region’s creative communications industry together to learn, network and celebrate the power of creativity.
The next Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity takes place from 10–12 March 2019 with the Dubai Lynx Awards on 13 March 2019. With three stages running through the Festival, offering something for everyone interested in attending this event.
Each stage will host talks along the following festival themes: The Business of Creativity, Craft & Design, Innovation & Technology, The Experience Economy, Health, Creative Effectiveness.
The event culminates in a glitzy award ceremony and After Party that’s held on the Wednesday night.
Art Dubai 2019
20 - 23 March 2019
Art Dubai is the biggest art event in the region with over 90 galleries from over 40 different countries exhibiting across four galleries.
This years revamped fair structure will give visitors greater access and deeper engagement with artists and galleries from non-Western geographies.
This is a must attend event for any art lovers in the region and is a great opportunity to take in the culture as well as spot of people watching. What better way to spend an afternoon.
Sikka Art Fair
16-24 March 2019
The 9th Sikka Art Fair 2019 will takes place at Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. and will bring together a selection of emerging regional talents who were asked to develop their artistic research around the theme ‘An Open window to Art and Tolerance’ in line with the program of cultural tolerance promoted by the UAE Government for year 2019.
Over the past years SIKKA has come to be the ultimate platform for Emirati and UAE-based artists to work and engage with their international counterparts. The Fahidi Neighborhood, which attracted around 60,000 visitors in 2018, is transformed for the occasion into a creative, distinctive hub of curated artist spaces.
Designed to promote dialogue, awaken curiosity and stimulate thinking, the vibrant 9 day programme will include art exhibitions and installations, visual and performing artists, music and film screenings, workshops, poetry and talks, alongside with home-grown food pop-ups.
World Art Dubai
3 - 6 April 2019
World Art Dubai is the region’s largest affordable retail art fair that provides a unique fusion of art, entertainment and education; welcoming art lovers, corporate buyers and private collectors. Take a look at the wide range of art pieces including Crystal, Glass and Ceramic art, Photography, Digital print, Wood and Stone art,Stone art, Ink, Pen and more in various styles like Street Art Contemporary Conceptual art and more.
Transform Awards MENA
30 April 2019
Transform MENA is the only awards programme awarding the best brand work in the Middle East and North Africa. Excitingly this awards programme is in its sixth year and provides an important platform to benchmark and showcase the fantastic work being done in the region. From big global agencies to small local work, the awards recognise excellence and reward innovation in branding.
The awards recognise the creativity and strategic thought exercised and provide the opportunity to celebrate with clients and colleagues at the most prestigious awards event for brand communications.
17 - 19 September 2019
The region’s largest interior design event, connecting 50,000+ architects, interior designers, retailers and procurement professionals with interior furniture and furnishings suppliers.
In 2019, INDEX will be part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week (MEDHW), the biggest celebration of all things design and hospitality.
Dubai Design Week
Date: Expected 10 - 17 November 2019 (TBC)
Dubai Design Week is the largest creative festival in the Middle East, reflecting Dubai’s position as the regional capital of design. The six-day programme is made up of events covering a range of design disciplines including architecture, product, furniture, interior and graphic design, the majority of which are free to attend and accessible for both industry and public.
The 2019 edition of Dubai Design Week will feature innovation themed events, highlights and recognition of new designers and projects.
12 - 15 November 2019
This years Design Days Dubai will be held at its new home new home at Dubai Design District (D3) for the second time. This predominately interior design focused fair looks set to be even bigger and better with a programme of workshops, talks, mentoring sessions, installations and a record number of exhibitors from around the world.
Date: 5-6 december 2019
Sole was launched in 2010 as a communication platform for the latest and relevant news in footwear, fashion, design and alternative culture in The Middle East.
This event is one of Dubai’s most hipster even with some great music and brilliant brand activations, which all help to make it the ultimate hypebeast hangout!