About DDFC

The custodian of Dubai's design community

Raising the profile of Dubai as a global leader for the design sector

Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) is the official government entity of Dubai working with key local, international and governmental stakeholders to raise the profile of Dubai as a global destination for the design sector. As the custodian of the industry, DDFC contributes to the sustainable future development of Dubai to promote trade, tourism, investment and global success.

DDFC was founded by the Dubai Government in 2014 and is chaired by Dr. Amina Alrustamani, Group CEO of TECOM Group. DDFC is funded by the Dubai Government, allowing the council to steer design initiatives and drive the development of the creative economy.

Nurturing our design community  Galvanising talent  Promoting the industry on a global scale

DDFC offers services for its members at all stages of their professional careers, starting from university students up to affiliated professionals. This includes work placements for students, bespoke one-on-one mentorships, promotion via the Designer Directory, business support, year-round workshops, events, awards and more.