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In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, inaugurates fifth edition of Dubai Design Week, the largest creative festival in the Middle East.

In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority opens the fifth edition of Dubai Design Week. Accompanied by Khadija Al Bastaki, Chief Executive of Dubai Design District (2nd left).

In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

Sheikha Latifa tours the week-long festival comprises of a wide range of exhibitions, installations, panel discussions and workshops.

In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

Dubai Design Week 2019 presents its most extensive programme to date with over 200 events and over 150 participating organisations.

In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

Abwab presents three country pavilions, spotlighting design from Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia (supported by Ithra), Lebanon and India.

In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

Translated as ‘doors’ in Arabic, Abwab is an architectural installation that offers a platform for design talent from across the Middle East.

In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

Abwab: ‘Qissa Ghar’ meaning ‘Home of Stories’ presented by The Busride Studio which retells creation myths from across India brought to life on Khadi lanterns.

In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

This year’s edition of the festival offers its largest free-to-attend public weekend programme, which includes a Designathon and live street jazz at the Akiba Garden.

In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

Over 100 talks and workshops are taking place throughout the week in d3.

In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

‘Umbra’, an immersive gateway to Dubai Design Week at d3, is a collaboration between Finsa and Emirati design studio Tinkah.

In pictures: Dubai Design Week is open now in d3

With increased participation from international brands, including Arper, Pedrali, Preciosa, Skram and Swarovski, this year’s edition is the most varied yet.