DUBAI — Design Days Dubai, the Middle East and South Asia’s first fair dedicated to collectible and limited edition design, will take place in Dubai next month.

Held in partnership with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) from March 18-21, 2012  in Downtown Dubai, the fair is a forward-thinking concept that presents exclusive and limited edition furniture, objects and works by international designers.

Bringing a fresh dimension to the region’s arts and design scene, the event will showcase the path-breaking works of leading design galleries and the most innovative of designers from around the world. They will present their limited edition designs including accessibly priced works.

The innovative event, a vibrant addition to the region’s cultural scene, will enable visitors to interact with international designers and experts and make informed decisions on choosing unique collectibles and limited edition pieces that are a valuable investment or simply for adorning their homes or workplace. Visitors can also register and take part in specialised design workshops that are free to the public.

Cyril Zammit, Fair Director of Design Days Dubai, said: “We are excited to present the first design fair in the region, focused on rare and limited edition design. The event offers a new dimension to how we understand design, and will be a new experience for visitors. Dubai is established as the regional centre for contemporary art galleries, and is a city known for its innovative approach to architecture.”

Property developer Emaar Properties PJSC, Emaar Hospitality Group’s five-star premium hotel brand The Address Hotels + Resorts and global design patron Audi are also supporting the inaugural fair.