Dubai Design District - D3
Dubai Design District, or D3, is a massive new hub of professional design in Dubai, reflecting and enhancing the city’s already well-established reputation as a home to top fashion brands and luxury retail destinations. Unveiled in 2013, d3 was created with the vision of attracting international fashion houses and creative industries to set up headquarters in Dubai, whilst simultaneously nurturing emerging local talent and providing an exciting new focal point for the region’s best creative minds.
The founding vision of d3 is nothing less than to design a better world: combining passion and purpose to meet the needs of today and the dreams of future generations. Its mission is to inspire, to engage and to unite people from across society, from different backgrounds, industries and disciplines to create a vibrant, buzzing creative atmosphere that will grow ideas, nurture talent and create the solutions of tomorrow.
So what will you find if you visit d3? Essentially, you will encounter a kind of city within a city, a nucleus of ideas and excitement. Alongside office and industrial space dedicated to fashion and other creative industries, you will find shops, hotels and eateries that reflect and are inspired by the inventive genius of those living and working in the complex. Benefiting from their proximity to creative engine rooms, retail outlets here offer a unique window into the latest breakthroughs from the worlds of fashion and design. Similarly, cafés and restaurants here test new boundaries of culinary exploration, as well as being places where the world’s best creative minds meet to discuss their brilliant new ideas. Who knows what you may overhear?
With residential units, hotels, academic space and more, this thriving new development is a place of exciting reinvention, an incubator for big ideas and revolutionary new thinking across the creative industries. It represents the birth of a new creative community in Dubai, and is yet another innovation that puts this incredible city at the forefront of world commerce and invention – as well as being an amazing place to visit.
Dubai Design District is also somewhere that – by its very nature – is destined to evolve and develop, never standing still.
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Visitors to Dubai who want to stay somewhere that will allow them immediate access to shops and restaurants should consider the Al Bustan Centre and Residence. Guests at the Al Bustan can dine at the hotel's stylish Fountain Restaurant as well as the eateries in the mall's food court.
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