Commissioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minster of the UAE, the Dubai Design District, better known as d3, will be hosting its first-ever “Meet d3” event next weekend on the 21-million-square-foot Dubai Design District campus.
D3, which has ambitious plans to become the intersection, for both work and play, of Dubai’s creative communities, will host a jam-packed program for its debut three-day event, with an impressive roster of artists, musicians, designers, food outlets, and creatives from the region and beyond scheduled to participate. With so much to see and do during Meet d3, we’ve broken down the program by key numbers. Click through the gallery for the full scoop.
Meet d3 by Numbers: Everything You Need to Know About Next Weekend’s Event
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2: The start date of the event, which ends on April 4 and is open to the public. It will take place at the Dubai Design District and will showcase a program of local and international artists, designers, retailers, food and beverage outlets, and musical entertainment.
6: The start time of the event on Thursday, April 2nd. It runs until 12 a.m. that day and again from 2 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
ThreeasFour: The New York-based firm that will blend technology and design to showcase a multimedia presentation of its latest collection.
2,872: The number of miles flown by artist Ebon Heath, who will be creating a laser-cut Arabic and English poetry sculpture using the words of Khalil Gibran’s poem “Beauty”, to get to Dubai.
18,000: The number of designers from over 50 countries represented by ‘Not Just a Label’ (NJAL), which will be bringing a curation of brands from around the world to its d3 retail space.
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3: The number of dimensions of the world’s first-ever printed dress, which will be showcased at the NJAL pavilion and made in Dubai, a project spearheaded by Emirati designer Khulood Thani of Bint Thani in collaboration with Inter Act.
25: The number of food and beverage pop-up vendors, including local favorites Baker and Spice, Bystro, and Taqado. In what promises to be a culinary highlight, Mourad ‘MOMO’ Mazouz will collaborate with pop artist Hassan Hajjaj to create a restaurant decked out in recycled North African objects.
0: The price of tickets to watch John Newman, the British singer best known for his hit “Love Me Again”, perform on the opening night. Across the three-day event, there will also be performances by Mashrou Leila, The Narcicyst, Zahed Sultan, and Talvin Singh.