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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

WATCH: Design Time at Dubai's D3

Dubai Design Week kicked off on Monday, with a diverse, ambitious and multi-faceted programme of events unfolding across the city. While the six-day festival is centred around the city’s dedicated design hub, D3, activations have been popping up from Ras Al Khor to Al Serkal and the Al Fahidi Neighbourhood.

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The event is anchored by three main exhibitions: Abwab, a platform dedicated to offering insight into the region’s design scene, set across five distinctive pavilions; The Global Grad Show, a first look at 150 inventions for the future, courtesy of graduates from 100 universities around the world, including Harvard, MIT and RCA; and Downtown Design, the Middle East’s only trade fair dedicated to original, high-quality design. But there’s plenty more besides: from the public opening of the Jameel Arts Centre to furniture launches and food tours; there are workshops for children, bouquet making classes and Haitian textile designs, French ceramics from 1950s and talks on hovercrafts.