Visitors can enjoy a host of live performances, art workshops, and health and wellness events until 29 January
Dubai Design District (d3), a member of TECOM Group PJSC and a global hub for art, design, and creativity, is keeping Dubai’s winter season alive with a buzzing calendar of activities and events running until 29 January.
The d3 Winter Season aligns with the third edition of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's "World's Coolest Winter" campaign. It offers a running schedule of creative workshops, health and wellness sessions alongside live music by homegrown artists and captivating entertainment along the district's central thoroughfares.
At the heart of all the activity is an interactive, and colourful music and light installation. Presented as part of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE)’s partnership with Dubai Lights for the Dubai Shopping Festival, the mesmerising structure arrives for the first time in the Middle East.
See below for all the ongoing activities:
Atelier Lantana for Arts and Culture has joined forces with Masalla Art to present the ‘Meet for Art’ exhibition, curated with input from artistic elites from across the GCC. Located in the atrium of Building 7, it will showcase more than 70 works of art by over 30 Arab artists from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq and beyond. From portraits of youth and age to breathtaking stills of wild camels, birds and spiritual dancers, the exhibition puts Arab identity and heritage centre stage. Weave a narrative that takes you across place, time, tradition and medium.
When: January 15 – January 31
Flower styling workshop
d3's Maison de Fleurs is holding flower design classes to show customers how to replicate their exquisite bouquets using seasonal blooms. A gift for a friend or charming centrepiece for the dinner table, walk away knowing how to arrange the perfect floral feature.
Spaces are limited, so book your spot via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for the class will close on 12 January.
When: Thursday, 19 January at 6:30pm
Olfaction Atelier workshop
Parfumary, a company that specialises in bespoke fragrances, and in5, a start-up incubator by TECOM Group, have partnered to provide workshops in scent creation every week. Mix and match floral bouquets with warm, woodsy undertones or something spicy and citrusy to brew a blend that’s just for you.
There are only five people per session, so book your package in advance.
When: Saturday, 7 January; Sunday, 15 January; Saturday, 21 January; Sunday, 29 January at noon
Sarah White's Monday Vinyasa flow classes and Allaoua Gaham's stretch, and mobility sessions on Wednesdays are great ways to release tension and refresh the body and mind. Practice your Sun Salutations as the sun sets over Dubai’s extraordinary horizon and, in the near distance, the Burj Khalifa.
Get in shape over the weekends with this high-intensity, high-reward 50-minute full-body Bootcamp. Set under the shadow of d3's winter installation, the weekly session will have you sweating, burning calories and feeling fitter than ever in no time.
When: Saturdays at 6pm (until 28 January)
A star in the seasonal calendar is the highly anticipated launch of Barcelona-born fashion platform SVD at d3. Self-proclaimed as “a benchmark for those who love contemporary and avant-garde fashion,” the brand is working with artist Ali Cha’aban to transform the district’s skate park at The Block with unique artwork. SVD has also set up an interactive Majlis at the heart of d3, a nod to its new home in the Emirates.
When: Q1 (date to be confirmed)
Weekly music sessions
The Fridge, a music platform in the heart of Dubai's underground music scene, will jazz up d3 for the new year with weekly afternoon music sessions. These sessions will take place every Thursday till the end of January, spotlighting a diverse mix of jazz and funk performers from across the emirates.
When: Thursdays at 1-4pm (Until 30 January)
Dubai Design District is part of TECOM Group’s portfolio of 10 business districts that include Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Production City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai Science Park and Dubai Industrial City.