The MENA Design Outlook Report 2015, brought by the Dubai Design & Fashion Council and Dubai Design District, with Deloitte and the Future Laboratory, investigates emerging trends in the regional design sector, including the influence of digital culture and smart cities on the future of the industry. The report identifies four themes to foster successful creative hubs: strategy, infrastructure, initiatives and education.

Value for Dubai

Dubai will benefit from continued support of the design sector across the four identified themes: strategy, infrastructure, initiatives and education. Investment in the design sector can spur entrepreneurship and the design and delivery of new smart services promoting Dubai's smart city transformation. This 'hub' model is also valuable as Dubai seeks to transform itself into a global smart city knowlege center.