The Middle East’s premier creative platform dedicated to design, fashion, architecture, art and retail
Dubai Design District (d3) is a community dedicated to the art and design industries. In line with Dubai’s position as a leading business destination, d3 serves as a vibrant innovation hub that enables both international brands and the region’s growing number of designers, creative professionals and artists to unite, create and inspire.
With state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to meet the needs of the industry and a business-friendly framework, the community offers creative talent the tools to drive innovation that permeates through various areas of Dubai’s economy, further reinforcing Dubai’s status as a UNESCO Creative City of Design.
d3 is a design district that nurtures emerging local talent and provides a hub for the region’s creative thinkers. It’s home to over 9,000 people, more than 385 business partners including Dior, Burberry, Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners, with 94 Emirati partners. Whilst d3 focuses on supporting the creative sectors, we are also home to many government entities and leading companies from other industry sectors.
The creative business community is also home to in5 Design, the community's startup enabler and knowledge creator respectively, and Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, the region’s first university to offer a dedicated degree in the fields of fashion and design.
d3 is a dynamic destination for the region’s designers and creative community to work, shop and dine, whilst inspiring its business partners to connect and collaborate. d3 has a year-round calendar of events and each season there are a host of new events, pop-up stores, and activations for people to enjoy.
d3 is a cutting-edge retail destination with a variety of multi-brand boutiques, fashion brands, art galleries and showrooms. THE BLOCK at d3’s Waterfront is an open-air destination offering a range of different outdoor and leisure areas including a basketball and volley ball court, a skate park, outdoor gym and climbing wall.
In addition to a range of state-of-the-art specialised facilities in d3, in5 Design, a business incubator supports entrepreneurs and startups with a range of offerings including license, visa, office space, venues, networking opportunities, workshops and access to investors and one-of-a-kind prototyping lab.
Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, the region’s first university to offer a dedicated degree in the fields of fashion and design is located in the heart of d3.