About DDFC

The custodian of Dubai's design community

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

The Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) was established by the Dubai Government to raise the profile of Dubai as a regional and global destination for design. Leading the development of a sustainable industry, DDFC provides in-depth market intelligence and helps elevate local and regional talent, enabling the contribution of the creative industries to the development of the Emirate.

DDFC oversees, supports, promotes and drives initiatives related to 5 key design segments – fashion design, product design, architecture, interior design, and graphic design (including web, digital, UX/UI, animation).

DDFC was founded by the Dubai Government in 2013 and is chaired by Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, Group CEO of Tecom Group. DDFC is funded by the Dubai Government, allowing the Council to steer design initiatives and drive the development of a 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 Members Directory, business support, year-round workshops, events, awards and more.