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Project Highlights

Since Dubai Design District was announced in June 2013, progress has been rapid and we are pleased that Phase 1 of d3’s construction has been completed on-schedule. We now have 220 business partners joining us as part of the community and look forward to many more milestones during the coming months and years.

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Here are some exciting snippets highlighting our journey so far…



08 January 2017

The Lighthouse Opens at d3

The Lighthouse is a concept store featuring a curated selection of food and design which aims to become a reference point for every-day design in its many forms.
Led by renowned Chef Izu Ani, The Lighthouse kitchen & bar is designed to be a gathering place for members of Dubai’s creative community where they can share ideas over great food.
Located on the Ground Floor of Building 6, it showcases gifting merchandise which has been carefully handpicked and reflects its values of functionality, timelessness and minimalism.
Click here for our full retail offerings.

08 January 2017

All Day Gourmet at d3

Synonymous for its innovative and quality chain of convenience stores, All Day is proud to announce the opening of its 52nd store, All Day Gourmet at d3 from Sunday 8th January.

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04 November 2016

Coffeol now open at d3

Now open at d3, Coffeol are serving a wide variety of beverages and snacks including organic coffee, sandwiches and pastries!

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28 October 2016

Dubai Water Canal now open

d3 are delighted to announce that the district is now connected to the newly opened Canal. RTA are providing two services that connect d3 – the Ferry and Water Taxi. Both services are operable from d3.

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28 October 2016

Dubai Water Canal now open

d3 are delighted to announce that the district is now connected to the newly opened Canal. RTA are providing two services that connect d3 – the Ferry and Water Taxi. Both services are operable from d3.

Click here for service information.

28 October 2016

d3 wins prestigious “Most Prominent UAE Project” 2016 Award

Most Prominent UAE Project 2016 Award
d3 is proud to announce that it has won the 2016, IDENTITY DESIGN AWARDS “Most Prominent UAE Project 2016 Award” at an event on the 23 October.

28 August 2016

d3 Signs MOU with Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children

d3 Signs MOU with Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children
d3 has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children to join forces and collaborate together in projects promoting Art and Design to the younger creative generation in the UAE.

26 July 2016

d3 Welcomes Netizency

Netizency Team
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Netizency FZ LLC offices are now open in Building 5, office B302.

07 Aug 2016

Building Access Control SystemsBuilding Access Control Systems for ALL Core Buildings.
All Business Partners located in Core Buildings 4, 5, 6 and 7 are required to register for the Building Access Control System if you have not already, as this feature is now active and access is restricted.
To register, please proceed to Building 3 ground floor reception. All visitors to report to reception first for access.

26 July 2016

d3 temporary diversionDubai Print now open at d3.

24 July 2016

d3 temporary diversionDue to Infrastructure works to create new underpasses, the roundabout and road outside Buildings 8-11 will be moved to allow for these works over the coming months. This means that the fencing in front of Buildings 8-11 is being taken down and that the hoarding will be moved closer to the buildings. The road work should commence from the 24th of July however updates will be included in our bi-weekly newsletter as well as on this page as soon as provided.

12 July 2016

Due to essential RTA infrastructure works, the entrance road to d3 from Financial Road/Business Bay crossing will be closed tonight (12 July) for approximately 1 hour from midnight. This is to allow for a new bridge pillar to be constructed, and as a result, a slight change to the entrance road itself.

The road will be re-opened following this and entry to d3 will continue as normal.

23 June 2016

In response to an increased demand for the RTA bus service, d3 are pleased to announce the following updates to the service.

  • Starting from 1st July, the route will be served by larger vehicles with a 25% increase in capacity.
  • We are also starting a second bus service connecting to Al Jadaf Metro Station with a 20 minute frequency – this service will begin on 1st September.
  • As summer is now upon us, d3 are providing an air conditioned waiting room area next to the bus stop on the ground floor of Building 6.


7th June 2016

Pool, foosball and ping-pong tables in Building 4 New pool, foosball and ping-pong tables have been placed in the Atrium of Building 4 for all to enjoy.


1st June 2016

d3 Launches Out of Four “/4″, d3’s quarterly celebration of art and creativity showcasing a range of work from aspiring and established artists and designers, located in the atriums of d3’s core buildings (buildings 4,5,6 and 7).


30th May 2016

During the summer months, d3 are providing golf carts for a complimentary shuttle service for business partners and guests between the open air car parks and the buildings.


24th May 2016

d3 in partnership with Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) launch the “ MENA Design Education Outlook” report, a ground-breaking study which is the first of its kind in the Arab region.


4th May 2016

Valtrans and d3 have partnered to provide a comprehensive valet service for the d3 community. The service is open for both daily usage as well as for either a monthly or yearly membership for guests and partners at d3.


24th March 2016

We are happy to announce that as a result of our recent survey of public transport commuters and working closely with the RTA, we have identified the need to update the timings and increase the bus frequency from d3 to Dubai Mall starting today. The route to and from d3 operates daily from 7:10 am – 8:36 pm, find out the route timings by checking out the ‘find us‘ section on our website or click here.

17th March 2016

1Life opens at d3

1Life @ d3d3 are delighted to announce that 1Life is now open for business on the ground floor of Building 5.

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13th March 2016

Craft Café opens at d3

Craft Café @ d3d3 are delighted to announce that Craft Café is now open for business on the ground floor of Building 10.

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24th February 2016

Dr Noah Raford visits d3

Dr Noah Raford and Mohammad Saeed Al ShehhiDr Noah Raford, Chief Operating Officer, Museum of the Future met with Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Design District (d3), to discuss ideas and ways of collaborating together. Dr Noah also took the opportunity to visit business partners who are based at d3 to see some of the unique spaces and variety of creative minds who make up the d3 Creative Community.

3rd January 2016

RTA Bus Route

d3 RTA BusHappy to announce that the inaugural RTA bus service from d3 to Dubai Mall started today. The new route to and from d3 operates daily from 7:30 am – 7:30 pm, find out the route timings by checking out the ‘find us’ section on our website.

4th November 2015

d3 celebrates Flag Day

As a part of the inaugural UAE Flag Day to remember the efforts of the UAE founders, HH Sheikh Zayed and HH Sheikh Rashid, and their brothers, the d3 team, along with our business partners, are proud to honour them and show their allegiance to the nation.

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20th October 2015

d3 Welcomes Food Trucks

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Food Truck MapWe’re delighted to announce the arrival of three food trucks to site which as of this week will be servicing all your immediate food needs from coffee, to kadak and other exciting delights.

The Yumtingz, JF Streetfood and Calle Tacos teams will be located on the road between the North and Core buildings and will be open for business between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Costa Coffee will be located on the ground floor of building 9 from Sunday 25th of October.

20th August 2015

d3 opens new access road from Oud Metha.

d3 South Building

11th August 2015

d3 launches new Customer Care line

We are pleased to announce that you can now reach us at 800 iamd3 for enquiries and information about Dubai Design District (d3). For international callers please dial +971 44 333 000.

23rd July 2015

Work to fit windows & external cladding on Phase 1 is completed.
d3 South Building

2nd July 2015

RTA adds d3 Road Signs
d3 Highway Sign Post

16th June 2015

Post Boxes are also available for our Business Partners located within Hai d3.

9th June 2015

Bus services begin from Dubai Mall to d3.

a white mini bus
There is a bus route running from the Dubai Mall Metro Station to d3. There will be a d3 sign in the front window to indicate the destination and help you identify the bus. The bus timings are:

The bus stop at d3 is located outside building 8. Please use this map for more detail.
a white mini bus
from Dubai Mall to d3 from d3 to Dubai Mall
7:30am 8:00am
8:30am 9:00am
9:30am 10:00am
12:30pm 1:00pm
2:30pm 3:00pm
4:30pm 5:00pm
6:00pm 6:30pm
7:00pm 7:30pm

4th June 2015

d3 welcomes its first tenants moving into building 8.

21 May 2015

d3 awards Al Shirawi FM a three year contract to oversee the entire Integrated Facilities Management of the d3 project.
Mohammad Al Shehhi with  Al Shirawi FM

18 May 2015

d3 testing Facial Recognition access.
d3 testing facial recognition

16 May 2015

Tanita Sandhu attends Origins in Vicenza, Italy discussing Designing the Middle-East | Fashion’s New Territory
d3 testing facial recognition

23 April 2015

Office Fit-outs under way.

13 April 2015

d3 Hosts Fashion Forward Industry day at Hai d3.

11 – 13 April 2015

d3 supports Fashion Forward.

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4 April 2015

Meet d3 hailed a success.

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2-4 April 2015

Meet d3: A Community event with a compelling mix of local, regional and international designers, artists, musicians, concept retailers and unique dining experiences.