Can I do business in the Dubai Design District - D3

Can I do business in the Dubai Design District - D3

Dubai Design District (d3)

A lot of people may be wondering what and where is d3? Dubai Design District – d3 – is “a home for the region’s growing community of creative thinkers” and is located on the Ras Al Khor Road. The area has 11 buildings on site and is home to renowned design institutes, residential, hospitality, retail and office spaces.

It is a built-up development keen to the fashion business and other types of specialised enterprise.

D3 features several galleries, food spots, fine dining, shops and salons including menswear brands, as well as womenswear brand, beauty salons, designer florist Maison Des Fleurs, luxury interior design brand Nakkash and the Afghan carpet-makers FBMI – and many more.

Visit Index Exhibition, 26th – 29th March 2018 Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, INDEX will connect architects, interior designers, developers & procurement professionals with new brands, start-ups & the biggest international names in the interior furnishings & fit-out industries. INDEX is comprised of 6 market-leading sectors; A&D City, Accessories and Homeware, Cabinets, Closets and Storage, Furniture & Furnishings, Lighting & Technology and Sleep & Textiles. These sectors have been carefully selected to make it as easy as possible for professionals to find the products they need. Last year, the exhibition saw over 800 exhibitors from 54 countries and over 25,000 visitors across the four days. For more information on the program and what to expect at the event, please visit

Can I do business in the district?

Yes. d3 provides individual investors and businesses with the option of functioning either as a free zone entity or as an on-shore business. Each set up has its own qualities. Freelance permits are also offered in the district – for the talented and ambitious young artists and designers to get a base on the commercial ranking and work in an environment that reflects their needs.


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