One of the biggest  events in the annual calendar of the Emirates is Dubai Design Week, when 40,000 visitors come to see and experience the latest ideas that are propelling Gulf countries to the forefront of design.

Dubai Design District or D3 is a zone full of exhibitions, demonstrations and hundreds of new products that point to the way we will all be living our lives in the near future.

Middle East Design Now is a curated display of home interiors products that gives a fresh spin to long-serving products. From screens to wall hangings and chairs to lanterns, the Arabic motifs are unmistakable but shown in a new context.

Dubai-based artist and designer Zeinab Alhashemi has taken the traditional fish trap used by her grandfather and deconstructed its original shape to create an intricate mobile. Watch the video above to find out more.

Video by Sylvia Smith

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