The UAE, Design & the Institut français in the UAE

Welcome to the website dedicated to French design in the United Arab Emirates!

Are you looking for information on French design in the United Arab Emirates? You have come to the right place!

This platform highlights the different activities initiated or supported by the French Institute in the UAE, in collaboration with its local and French partners. This website is also a resource centre to enlighten your interest in French design and establish relations with the UAE in this field.

The AFD (Alliance France Design) defines design as “a creative, multidisciplinary and humanistic intellectual process with the sole purpose of addressing and providing solutions to everyday problems, small and large, related to economic, social and environmental issues“.

However, the particularity of design is that there is no single, definitive definition because it reinvents itself in each era, following the evolutions, cultures and contributions of designers from all over the world.

Ar you a student, professional amateur or teacher want to discover or share the actors of design in France and in the United Arab Emirates?

Enjoy your visit!