Meet d3 is Dubai Design District's flagship annual festival, showcasing all things creative at the intersection of design, art, and technology, whilst celebrating the ever growing d3 community. This immersive, multidisciplinary event is open to the public and features large-scale installations, unique retail and food concepts, music and other special commissions.

As installations captivate the senses and unique concepts tantalize the palate, there's also an invitation to delve into the world of sound. Amidst the symphony of offerings, one can find a melody of learning awaiting—a chance to explore the intricate rhythms of music through avenues like violin lessons at LVL Music Academy. Nestled within the fabric of this creative tapestry, where every stroke of imagination finds its place, lies an opportunity to embrace the artistry of violin playing.

With the guidance of skilled instructors and the convenience of online learning, aspiring musicians can harmonize their passions with the pulse of creativity pulsating through events like Meet d3, adding their own unique cadence to the ever-evolving melody of the d3 community.

Meet d3 is taking place December 8-10, 2016, in the Design Quarter of Dubai Design District (d3) and is open to people of all ages. You can find a map and comprehensive instructions on how to get to Meet d3 here.


From local, regional and international acts performing on the main stage to intimate performances at the different spaces across the festival’s venue, Meet d3 brings together a diverse roster of music, dance, theatre and various performance art across genres, instruments and technology. From DJs, producers and musicians, to performances actors, dancers and experimenters, Meet d3’s programme reflects the sonic and cultural landscape, regionally and globally.


Thursday 8th December 6pm Onwards

Red Bull Music Academy

Since its beginnings in 1998, the Red Bull Music Academy has become a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. It celebrates music, its culture, and the transformative minds behind it.


Etyen, who joins the Thursday day night RBMA musical line-up, weaves together the electronic and acoustic expertly, with violins, vocals and his own guitar playing often coalescing into a swirling and evocative mix.

Hadi Sarieddine

Hadi Sarieddine, a Dubai-based Lebanese singer / songwriter of ambient, rock, electronic and acoustic music, joins RBMA’s eclectic line-up on the main stage Thursday night.


Narcy, an iconic pioneer of Arab Hip Hop, will present his new multimedia show called ‘Narcinerama’, inviting viewers into an alternate conflict-free reality where all people co-exist peacefully.

Noahs Heark

Noahs Heark crafts techno-slanted ambient soundscapes taking you through ethereal waves of reverb-soaked synthesizers, rumbling sub bass and deconstructed samples.

The Wanton Bishops

The Wanton Bishops, under the eclectic vision of their lead singer Nader Mansour, blend blues, indie rock and a heavy dose of Middle-Eastern Tarab to create a wicked brew that the world has never seen or tasted prior.

Za’ed Na’es

Fusing slithery melodies with groovy whirling synths, Jordanian trio Zaed Naes is crafting a unique space for itself in the Middle Eastern underground music scene.

Friday 9th December 4pm Onwards 

Lynn El Hayek

Lynn El Hayek, the hugely talented 12-year old winner of the first ever The Voice Kids Arabia, will be performing Friday night at Meet d3 to her largest crowd since her big win.

Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil presents for the first time in the world, an experimental ciné-concert combining Techno/Electro-Sha’abi music from Egypt in synchronized harmony and improvisation against Fritz Lang’s timeless silent film classic METROPOLIS.

Hercules & Love Affair

Hercules & Love Affair have always known how to tear the roof off a festival dance tent but their new live set-up takes things to a whole new level. Hercules main man Andy Butler’s love of classic disco and house remains central but his growing affection for tougher- edged techno sounds only adds to the band’s appeal.

Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne, the breakthrough UK singer/songwriter, will headline Friday night’s musical program with her distinctive vocal flair in a live show that Billboard calls “a downright delightful eardrum elixir”.

Benji B

Benji B is one of the UK’s most respected DJs, renowned worldwide for his radio shows and club sets alike, he’s amassed a fan base who have come to see him as a leader in the future music movement.

Calum Scott

Calum Scott, the English singer / songwriter who grabbed worldwide attention with his breakthrough performance on Britain’s Got Talent and his incredible rendition of “Dancing On My Own”, will play the Meet d3 main stage on Friday night.

Saturday 10th December 2pm-6pm 

Abri & Funk Radius

Local favorites Abri & Funk Radius will rock the Meet d3 stage on Saturday night with their distinct blend of Funk, Reggae, Neo-Soul and R&B.


QVLN & OVEOUS are the result of two accomplished artists (QVLN (LA) & OVEOUS (NY)) joining forces to blend their styles of music and create a whole new sound. Join them on Saturday as they bring their futuristic interpretations of hip-hop, funk and soul to Meet d3.

Myriam Fares

Myriam Fares, the record-setting Lebanese singer and entertainer known as “The Queen of Stage” brings her exhilarating and unmissable live show to Meet d3 on Saturday, December 10.

Please click on the link below to download Meetd3 guide.

MEET d3 2016 Guide

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