When d3 – the Dubai Design District – was completed in 2015, it was a landscape of endless retail, commercial, and entertainment possibilities. Now, not only is it home to many luxury brands and PR consultancies, but it also houses some wonderful, off-the-beaten-path restaurants like Japanese ramen shop YUi, buzzy coffee shops like The Espresso Lab, showrooms like Armani/Casa, and cool boutiques like Amato, Frame, and Closet Case. Whether you work or play at d3, chances are high that you’ve come to appreciate the chic, artsy district and what it offers the larger metropolitan area.
In order to keep things running smoothly, d3 operates from headquarters located within the district, which feature multi-use conference rooms, a lounge-y huddle room, and offices all showcased against a backdrop of angled wooden shelves, mirrored surfaces, and colorful mid-century furniture. Inside this exclusive look at the d3 offices, where operations run smoothly between a 20+ person team, you’ll discover a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes.
When did you first move in?
We moved into these offices in April 2017.
What is the primary function of the office?
The office functions as a versatile space, where daily management of Dubai Design District takes place, as well as retail leasing, management, marketing, and communications.
How many employees operate from it?
We have a full-time staff of over 20 individuals.
Who helped design the interiors?
Our business partner Eight Inc. designed the interior look.
Are there any special art or furniture pieces?
You’ll notice over 19 curated art and design pieces throughout d3.
What is the aesthetic direction of the office?
We would call it modern and contemporary, but functional – each space has a unique character that is reflective of the district itself.
Are there any cool details that a first-time visitor might not notice?
The smart technology embedded into the office infrastructure, which controls the ambient lighting and AC, is one of the office’s coolest hidden features.