Supporting outstanding events and platforms

Outstanding initiatives, events or platforms that support and develop the local design industry are eligible to receive DDFC Endorsement – an official recognition for their contribution to the industry.

Apply for endorsements

DDFC endorsement is a non-financial non-legal endorsement of design related events. Endorsement applications are evaluated through a process which strictly follows the requirements noted on the endorsement form. If you are interested in having your event endorsed by DDFC, please follow the steps below:

  1. Download the DDFC Endorsement form here
  2. Fill the form with the required information
  3. Send the form with all supporting documents to reema@ddfc.ae

After the form is received, the DDFC team will confirm receipt, evaluate the endorsement application and inform the organizer of the endorsement decision.

Heritage Jewellery Design Competition and Awards (2017)

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) Taking place at VOD Jewellery Exhibition in the Dubai World Trade Center, the competition was aimed at reviving the heritage and the Arabic culture in jewellery designing. The jewellery designer applicants were students of jewellery design institutes and aspiring jewellery designers for the UAE, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & India.

Kids Moda (2018)

INDEX is comprised of 8 market-leading interiors, design and surface materials sectors that allow architects, Showkids was founded in 2003 and now have become and annual event (winter season and summer season), Whcih is the earliest children modeling and performing competition, the first organization who sends delegations to the international competitions and events. Showkids is also the largest and the most productive competition of children modeling, the coverage has reached all over the contry while total participants has reached 300,000. Asia Model Association and China Fashion Week are the supportive unit to the Showkids. Taking place from 21-25th February 2018, in the Dubai Design District.

Fashion Forward Dubai (2016, 2017)

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East, providing development, exposure and a progressive direction for the regional fashion industry.

FFWD welcomes members of the regional and international fashion communities to come together in support of Middle Eastern design talent and to foster industry discussion and professional development.


Index Design Series (2017)

INDEX is comprised of 8 market-leading interiors, design and surface materials sectors that allow architects, creatives, designers, hoteliers, retailers and wholesalers to come together, network, learn and source products that create world-class interiors for some of the biggest residential, commercial, hospitality, educational, medical projects.


Dubai Collections (2016)


Dubai Collections’ showcased the latest collections from some of the regions’ most exciting designers, defining Dubai as a global fashion capital and bringing the city together in a celebration of style.

Dubai Collections included catwalk shows, fashion presentations, industry talks and innovative pop-up boutiques in the ultimate day out for fashion professionals and enthusiasts.


ING-Creatives (2016)

ING is a creative community based in Dubai, dedicated to unlocking your creative potential through Talks, Workshops, Exhibitions and Portfolio Reviews at creative events throughout the year.


Leaders in Architecture MENA (2016)

Leaders in Architecture MENA is dedicated to developing, celebrating and connecting architects, interior designers and senior decision makers from leading international architectural practices, contractors, developers, government officials, engineers and solution providers.


Identity Design Awards (2016)

Launched by Motivate in 2002, identity is dedicated to excellence in all forms of design, and is regarded and revered as the regional authority on global trends, with a reputation for professional, unbiased and independent editorial content of the highest calibre.