Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the authority continues its march in support of creativity in the Emirate of Dubai, leading to strengthening the emirate’s position as a global center for culture, an incubator for creativity, a meeting place for talent By supplying the sixth edition of the “Dubai Design Week”, which takes place from 9 to 14 November.
Dubai Culture is the strategic partner for the annual Dubai Design Week, and the authority is also a main supporter of Downtown Design Expo 2020, one of the week’s events that will be presented in a hybrid format this year, allowing the design community to meet and interact across the physical and digital platforms.
Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, stressed the importance of Dubai Design Week as a pioneering event in the agenda of creative events for the Emirate of Dubai, pointing to the pivotal role it plays in expanding design and innovation horizons locally, regionally and internationally, and the authority’s constant keenness to support initiatives and talents in this the event.
Badri said: “In Dubai Culture, we recognize the positive impact of cooperation, and we welcome local and international partnerships that provide opportunities that support creative industries and talents, and with our support for events such as Dubai Design Week and Downtown Design 2020, which constitutes a platform that includes artworks. From the creativity of the most prominent designers in the region, to shed light on progressive design ideas and visions in the region, and given the exceptional circumstances that characterize this stage, we have also been keen to allocate resources to support talents, innovators and entrepreneurs, with the aim of facilitating their participation in the “Dubai Design Week Market”, the new initiative.
Of its kind for retail, which is a key component of the largest creative festival in the Middle East, “this support also forms part of the responsibility it carries out towards the cultural and creative sector in the emirate, and is in line with the sectoral axes of our updated strategic roadmap.”She pointed out that this year’s edition of “Dubai Design Week” will also witness the launch of the first edition of the “Middle East and North Africa Graduates Exhibition”, noting the authority’s keenness to support the aspirations of graduates in the region through this exhibition, which provides them with a platform that displays their innovative visions and stimulates the global audience. To interact with them in early stages to turn them into solutions on the ground to a number of the most prominent social and environmental problems facing the world today.
And to celebrate the heritage and historical treasures that the emirate of Dubai embraces, and with the aim of providing an opportunity for community members from Emiratis, residents and visitors to enrich their knowledge about these rich landmarks, Dubai Culture organizes during Dubai Design Week a tour in the Etihad Museum and another in the Shindagha Museum, where the Shindagha Museum tour will start from From 8:30 until 11 a.m. on Wednesday 11 November, while the Etihad Museum tour is organized on the same date on Thursday 12 November 2020, and those wishing to register for these tours can be registered through the Dubai Design Week website.
Dubai Culture is committed to enhancing the cultural and creative scene in the emirate by encouraging and empowering creative talent, preserving and celebrating its rich heritage, and ensuring that culture reaches all, in a way that contributes to consolidating the cultural footprint of the UAE on the global stage and ensuring the sustainability of the prosperity and growth of the sector’s business and its launch to horizons and summits. Unprecedented.