Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

The establishment of DIDI acknowledges the wealth of rich design talent that already exists across and the power of such talent to transform industries and societies. As such, DIDI is grounded in an ambition to develop the next generation of designers, and nurture the creative minds that will drive its innovation and growth from within. 

Top reasons to study here

  • 20% annual increase in designer headcount at junior levels is expected over the next 2-3 years.
  • Multi-disciplinary course offerings that are vital for designers to develop broader skills.
  • A student survey across 13 countries revealed the UAE as the 4th preferred destination for higher education.



Opening in Fall 2018, DIDI will offer the region’s first Integrated Bachelor of Design degree. The four-year undergraduate program offers students the choice of four areas of concentration: Product Design, Strategic Design Management, Multimedia Design and Fashion Design.


Our unique approach to learning, our industry-leading partners and our state-of-the-art facilities will empower our students to follow their passion and develop the skills needed to succeed in the global innovation-driven economy.

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GSSA 2019

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Student Life

Campus life

The DIDI campus will provide interactive and contemporary workspaces for young designers in the UAE, at the heart of the Creative Community at d3.

Designed by Foster + Partners, the campus creates a unique learning environment for students to nurture and showcase their innovation and creativity.

The space is laid out in a ‘mega’ studio setting, together with world-class facilities, enabling cross-collaboration between design disciplines, bringing students and faculty together in a dynamic environment. The campus is spread over 100,000 square feet in the Creative Community at d3 and will have the capacity to accommodate 550 students.

Sports facilities

A ‘social’ staircase at the heart of the building links all six storeys, creating informal spaces for interaction, debate and display, and connecting studios together. Differing floorplates at every level create dynamic internal terraces that overlook a central atrium.

Student Reviews

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