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

Several installations are scattered across D3. (Courtesy Dubaidesignweek.ae)
Updated 11 November 2018

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.


Lil Wayne, Tyga to hit the stage at Diriyah Season concert

US rap star Lil Wayne will take to the stage at the Diriyah Circuit. (AFP)
Updated 20 November 2019

Lil Wayne, Tyga to hit the stage at Diriyah Season concert

  • Lil Wayne has sold more than 120 million records worldwide
  • He will hit the stage along with fellow rapper Tyga and record producer Future

DUBAI: On Nov. 30, US rap star Lil Wayne will take to the stage at the Diriyah Circuit, along with fellow rapper Tyga and record producer Future.

Lil Wayne has sold more than 120 million records worldwide, including more than 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks in the US, and he will bring some of that flavor to Saudi Arabia, where he is sure to perform tracks from his mixtapes and albums.

Meanwhile, Tyga will entertain the crowd with his hits “About You” and “Taste,” before Future takes to the stage with his mega-hits “Jumpman” and “Low Life.”

The Diriyah Music Festival is a series of concerts running alongside the sporting events of the Diriyah Season.

News that Imagine Dragons will kick off the festival by performing after day one of the Diriyah E-Prix on Nov. 22 was welcomed by music fans in Saudi Arabia. They will be supported by DJ Alan Walker and British dance band Clean Bandit.

On Nov. 23, Latin American music giant Maluma and regional sensation, Lebanese Canadian R&B/pop singer Massari, will follow day two of the Formula E racing.

Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud, Chairman of the General Sports Authority, said: “The Diriyah Music Festival is a key part of bringing people together for Diriyah Season and it promises to be the biggest celebration of music in the Kingdom’s history.”

The Diriyah Season is a month-long celebration of sport, kicking off with Formula E, followed by the world heavyweight title clash between world champion Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua in the “Clash On The Dunes”, The Diriyah Tennis Cup and the elite Diriyah Equestrian Festival.

As well as the Diriyah Music Festival, the season features cultural festivities, food and retail experiences, and the stunning ‘Diriyah Oasis’, a giant entertainment and art hub with fun for all the family.