The Six: What's going on at Dubai Design Week

Several installations are scattered across D3. (Courtesy Dubaidesignweek.ae)
Updated 11 November 2018
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The Six: What's going on at Dubai Design Week

  • The six-day event will happen at the Dubai Design District
  • Several activities are lined up throughout the week

DUBAI: Set to run from Nov. 13-17, here are the highlights of this year’s fair. 

Global Grad Show

An exhibition of life-changing inventions designed by graduates from international design and technology schools, this year’s exhibit will showcase 150 projects.

Abwab

Named after the Arabic word for “doors,” Abwab is an annual exhibition dedicated to design from the region. This year, five pavilions from Amman, Beirut, Dubai, the Eastern Provinces of KSA and Kuwait City will show off their innovations.

Installations

A site-specific installation by Dubai-based firm ANARCHITECT, “Circadian Light Synthesis” is made up of two installations — one with natural light and the other with artificial light.

Talks and workshops

Dubai Design Week 2018 will host an extensive range of talks and panel discussions on sustainability and safeguarding culture. Highlights include an appearance by Arab satirist Karl Sharro.

Downtown Design

Trade fair “Downtown Design” returns from Nov. 13-16 more than 175 premium design brands from across the world.

UAE Design Stories

An exhibition highlighting eight Emirati talents, “UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from The Emirates” is curated by Emirati product designer Khalid Shafar. Participating designers were invited to delve into historic photographic archives of the UAE and to interpret pieces from the records.


K-pop fans call for a BTS show in the UAE

The hashtag #UAEwantsBTS kicked off in the UAE. (AFP)
Updated 17 July 2019
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K-pop fans call for a BTS show in the UAE

DUBAI: Fans of K-pop band BTS have taken to Twitter to call on the superstars to perform in the UAE.

This was after the singers confirmed on Sunday that they will be performing in Saudi Arabia for the first time in October, just days after another K-pop group debuted in the Kingdom.

The hashtag #UAEwantsBTS kicked off in the UAE, started by fans who hope to get the band to perform in the country.

The tweets even caught the attention of the Middle East’s largest multi-purpose indoor showground, the Coca-Cola Arena.The arena’s twitter account posted: “We’ve received all your requests and trust us, we want #kpopinuae too! Your enthusiasm continues to inspire us and we’re working to bring the best to Coca-Cola Arena!”

The members, with three albums ranked among the best 200 in the US, previously performed at KCON Abu Dhabi in 2016.