Dubai Design Dates for the Diary 2017

Once again in 2017 Dubai will play host to a number of Art and Design related fairs, exhibitions and events across the city. Here are some of the key dates for your diary.

Art Dubai

March 15-18, 2017

The Eleventh Art Dubai takes place in mid-march at the Madinat Jumeirah and at various locations across the City.  Art Dubai is one of the regions biggest international Art Fairs, showcasing artworks from over 90 galleries form the UAE and around the world.

I have been along to take in some of the works on show for a number of years now and I can assure you the fair never fails to disappoint, with such an large number of galleries exhibiting, there is certainly something for everyone. 

This year's program highlights includes:

The Global Art Forum, titled 'Trading Places' - which will explore the relationship between the economy of goods and ideas that constantly shape who and where we are.

The Modern Symposium a series of talks and presentations by renowned curators, scholars and patrons which will focus on the life, work and cultural impact of 20th century masters from the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

To see the full program and information on how to attend Art Dubai visit:

Design Days Dubai 

14th – 17 March 2017

This years Design Days Dubai has found a new home at Dubai Design District (D3). Heading it to it's 6th year 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. These will include; the return of Coletivo Amor de Madre (Brazil),  award-winning multidisciplinary Atelier Marko Brajovic and the The Crafts Council, showcasing eleven contemporary makers from the UK.

Get a taste of what's to come at Design Days Dubai

Dubai Design Week

13th - 18th November 2017

2017 will be the Third Dubai Design Week and just like last year the programme looks set to grow once again, so expect even bigger and better things from this years event.

The line up and program is yet to be announced but keep and eye on Dubai Design Week for further information.

Downtown Design

14th – 17 November 2017

Once again Downtown Design will take place over three days during Dubai Design Week, at Dubai Design District (d3). The trade fair, the only platform in the Middle East for the region’s design trade professionals, is back for its forth year and will showcase the best in furniture, lighting, kitchen, bathroom, accessories, textile new technology and accessory brand from around the world.

For more information visit: Downtown Design

Sole Dxb

Date: TBC

Sole DXB has certainly become a firm favourite on the Dubai Design calendar over the last few years, home to all all things footware, fashion, design and alternative culture in The Middle East, this event has grown year on year and I don't expect 2017 any different. Little has been announced regarding this year's event but keep and eye on Sole DXB for further news on line-ups and dates.