There is no question that Dubai Design District, better known as d3, is the coolest neighborhood in Dubai. Seeing that the UAE design market was the largest in the world in 2015 (at an estimated value of US$29.7 billion), it was only natural that d3 would be one of the most popular areas in the city. Dubai Design District is the first destination in the region dedicated to design, making this booming market even more vivid in Dubai.
The idea behind d3 was to build a community where all design lovers could head to in order to enjoy all the latest trends and vivid atmosphere behind this lucrative market. Dubai Design District provides people with a place where they can connect, explore and celebrate all things creative and trendy.
One of the most appealing things about d3 is the series of events that take place throughout the year, gathering lovers of design and fashion. Two of the biggest events are Sole DXB and the Fashion Forward Dubai. Sole DXB is all about shoes, displaying the latest designs by some of the biggest international bands out there, such as Puma, Nike and more. Fashion Forward Dubai is all about the most daring a exciting fashion in the region, pushing the envelope and providing a platform for designers and enthusiasts to share the same space and passion.
In addition to major events, d3 is filled with design pop-ups throughout the year, presenting everything from interior design to fashion and art. The creative community is kept excited and ideas remain fresh, with new brands welcomed all year round. The area is full of offices belonging to different markets, and those who work in d3 are kept entertained with innovative ideas. The Dubai Design District is definitely the best place in Dubai to work from, whether at an office or as a freelancer.
From trendy cafes to stylish restaurants, d3 is home to several of the most stylish cafes and restaurants in the city. For those looking for a wholesome atmosphere, One Life Kitchen and Cafe is the ideal spot to grab a coffee and eat a delicious and healthy meal. Aspiring fashionistas opt for Harpers Bazaar Cafe, with its elegant and fashionable decor. For perfect after-work drinks, The Lighthouse offers delicious signature beverages, as well as a chic atmosphere. All of these are walking distance from each other.