INDEX Design Awards
This year saw a phenomenal volume of people entering the INDEX Design Awards, showing that despite a turbulent year, the interior design and fit-out industry is still active and thriving under the design challenges they have faced.
In less than a week, the shortlist will be announced, marking the countdown to the final event, the awards ceremony which will take place on 1st June at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre.
The INDEX Design Awards celebrates innovative interiors projects, the agencies and the people behind them. Open to interior design, architecture and fit-out firms and exceptional out-of-the-box leaders within the design community. It is the central networking event of Middle East Design & Hospitality Week, bringing 350 leaders of the regional design community together to celebrate the most creative and effective work delivered during 2020.
Featuring 17 categories including a mix of project, company and individual awards.
Interior design companies with an office based in the GCC employing 15 or more permanent staff.
Interior design companies with an office based in the GCC employing 15 or fewer permanent staff.
Fit-out contractors with an office based in the GCC.
Hotels, resorts and hotel apartments in the GCC.
Apartments, villas, palaces or other types of home.
Any establishment in the GCC which serves food and beverages, most obviously restaurants, bars or cafes.
Stores, boutiques, showrooms, salons, malls and other retail venues.
Offices and other non-residential workplaces.
Any completed interior project that has notable sustainability credentials.
Any fit-out project completed within a commercial, residential or hospitality establishment, building or development.
Hospitals, spas, medical facilities, clinics and other therapeutic / wellness centred environments.
Lighting design in any type of interior environment.
Hotels, resorts and hotel apartments outside of the GCC.
Any establishment outside of the GCC which serves food and beverages, most obviously restaurants, bars or cafes.
Any redesigned and refurbished whole or part of a commercial, residential or hospitality establishment, building or development.
Young designers who have worked in the profession for two to five years.
Founders, CEOs / MDs / Directors or equivalent.
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CELEBRATE THE WINS
Celebrate the hard work of your team members and the projects you’ve worked on together – attending the awards is a great way of gaining recognition and celebrating your 2020 achievements.
NETWORK WITH PEERS
The awards offer a unique opportunity to get back together with colleagues and industry leaders. Reconnect and network with the interiors community as part of a special evening of celebration.
Top-level executives, design directors, architects, contractors, all in one room with whom you have the unique opportunity to connect with.
Unbiased arbitrators will decide upon a shortlist of four finalists per award category.
A panel of leading industry experts will then review shortlisted submissions, scoring them individually with the final winners being decided upon by group vote. Event sponsors are not included in the judging process. Judges will not review entries made by their own organisations or clients, or indeed any other body which may present a potential conflict of interest.
Entries open on the 7th of January 2021. The closing deadline for entries is Sunday the 28th of February. We therefore encourage all potential entrants to submit their entries as soon as possible.
The award shortlist will be published in the week commencing Sunday the 4th of April.
The award ceremony takes place on the second night of INDEX, Tuesday the 1st of June from 7pm until 11pm in a purpose-built arena within the Dubai World Trade Centre featuring entertainment, a complimentary bar and canapes throughout.
The venue will have a PCR testing facility onsite for those who require a test on leaving the country after the event. This will be available for Exhibitors and Agents only. Below is a list of testing centres that are located within 15 minutes driving of the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Prime Medical Center and Premier Diagnostic Center
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+971 4 707 0999
PCR tests cost between 85 AED (23 USD) and 180 AED (49 USD) in the UAE. Verify the cost with your testing facility first.
All hotels in Dubai are open, with strict hygiene and safety measure in place to safeguard their guests. You can book hotels HERE.
All leisure and culture destinations are open for visitors while taking all precautionary measures such as wearing face masks, maintaining hand hygiene, applying physical distancing and avoiding gatherings. Find out more about things to do in Dubai HERE.
Our All Secure protocol comprises four key cornerstones, providing assurance and confidence that all our events have health and safety as our number one priority: physical distancing, cleaning & hygiene, protect & detect, and communication.
These standards will work in conjunction with advice from Public Health Authorities and venues to ensure our events are operating in accordance with local rules as well as meeting international standards.
You can download the full All Secure guide HERE.
Wearing a face mask is mandatory at all times.
Everyone will be screened by contactless temperature checks prior to entering the venue, either by handheld devices or thermal cameras.
In the case of a high temperature, you will be asked to step aside to cool down. If the high temperature persists, you will be directed to a designated medical area to re-check your temperature and take any necessary medical procedure such as doing a PCR test.
You will be taken care of by our medical team who are following the Dubai Health Authority regulations.
Yes, the venue will have a PCR testing facility onsite for those who require a test on leaving the country after the event. This will be available for Exhibitors and Agents only.
1ST JUNE 2021
A detailed set of enhanced health and safety measures to ensure the successful integration of exhibitions and events post-COVID-19.