The Dubai Design District project known as “D3” was launched in 2013 with the recommendations of His
Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, “may
God protect him” – to be the first destination for all fields of art, design, fashion industry and interior decoration
and as part of From the Dubai Plan 2021, the neighborhood was established in an exceptional strategic area
opposite the Business Bay area and next to Downtown Dubai, which includes prominent and Arab tourism areas such
as the Burj Khalifa – the tallest skyscraper in the world – as well as the Dubai Mall, which is one of the largest and
best malls in Dubai, to achieve its goals that are summed up to attract Major international fashion houses and
houses, reviving ideas, creating a spirit of inspiration and enriching talents in the region, as well as involving and
supporting local, regional and international talents in the field of design.
Information about Dubai Design District
Stemming from the belief of “Tecom Investments”, a member of “Dubai Holding Company”, in the extent of the
contribution of economic value and the fact that the region is an essential pillar of competitiveness, it managed
the operations of the Dubai Design District from its main office in the neighborhood located in Building No. 3,
and many government agencies moved their offices to Dubai Design District, such as the offices of Dubai Smart
Government and the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, among others.
The availability of facilities and services in the neighborhood plays a major role in its prosperity, as it includes
restaurants, cafes, medical service providers, and educational institutes such as the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation.
The region hosts many international events related to arts, fashion and design, such as Dubai Design Week, which
considered the largest creative festival in the Middle East, as it held under the patronage of Her Highness
Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, may God protect her, and held annually.
In the period between November 9 and November 14 and covers all aspects of design, including architecture
interior decoration engineering and graphic design, to bring together workers and enthusiasts in the wide fields
of design and to witness free programs and events that vary between exhibitions, installation works and
temporary stores, and it should be noted that Dubai Design Week It attracts art enthusiasts annually, as it received more than 75,000 visitors in 2018.
Dubai Design District real estate
Dubai Design District real estate limited to offices and commercial spaces, as the project was developed
according to three phases, the first of which ended in 2015 and included many offices and showrooms and more
than 200,000 square feet dedicated to shops, in addition to 11 buildings that include 100 shops and 1,000 offices.
As for the second phase of development, it was supervised by Foster & Partners – the well-known British firm in
the field of architecture – and included a group of design workshops, galleries and exhibitions, while the third
phase included a park with a walking track overlooking the new waterfront on the Dubai Creek, hotels and many entertainment facilities.
Dubai Design District includes hundreds of international companies and fashion houses, which vary between
companies that have a business license because they are affiliated with a free zone.
Many companies have also taken headquarters from the region to manage their operations, such as the Bayut
company located in Building 3, which occupies the fifth and seventh floors. From it, in addition to the exhibition
of the world-famous artist “Van Gogh” and another exhibition of the international photographer “Mario Testino”,
in addition to one of the best marketing and commercial advertising companies in Dubai, which is the “Yellow
Branding & Digital Consultancy” agency specialized in e-marketing, promotional campaigns and street
advertising. Which makes it an ideal choice for those looking for electronic marketing companies for services and
products, which known for their efficiency in the UAE.
As for the international stores of famous fashion houses, they include the following:
- Christian Dior
- Armani Casa
- Luis Vuitton
- Ralph Lauren