Design Talks

The Design Talks, brought to you by OFIS, will provide cutting-edge educational content to the region’s design community. The four day conference will discuss the latest trends and forecasts, with lively and spontaneous panel discussions with lots of audience interaction and dialogue.

Harrods Interiors VIP Oasis

Harrods Interiors – born from the world’s most exclusive department store - will supply unrivaled luxury when they mark their first venture into the UAE with a five-star VIP Oasis set in the heart of the enormous exhibition, which is this year officially endorsed by the Dubai Design & Fashion Council. Harrods Interiors offers effortless interior design and home styling solutions, ranging from a single room furniture layout to full interior design. 


The INDEX Design Hub

INDEX and Scarlet Opus are back at it again for 2017! We will be working alongside Scarlet Opus to bring you the Trend Hub and Trend Tour - more fun activities on the show floor for you to enjoy. 

A walk in the trees

The city of Hull is the UK ‘City of Culture 2017’ and since taking this on from a handover by Londonderry in 2014, Hull has been transformed by a constant series of events, artworks, celebrations and networking with cities around the world; which in turn has drawn visitors from around the world. Hull in 3 years has achieved a ranking as the 4th best city to live in the UK having been ranked as one of the worst. Hull was the birthplace & home of William Wilberforce, the politician responsible for the abolition of Slavery in the UK 210 years ago. The city was honoured by a visit from Nelson Mandela.


Jungle colours, theme & textures in interiors.
SQUISITO Soft Furnishing Studio has come up with an idea to make an installation that represents the revolutionary textile world with the ‘jungle theme’ which is the INDEX Design Series’ theme this year.

Artist Avenue

The Artist Avenue is an art gallery on the show floor of INDEX that was created specifically for artists and galleries looking for exposure to interior design professionals, art procurement managers, as well as consumer and commercial art buyers.

INDEX Architecture & Design Awards

The INDEX Architecture & Design Awards recognise and reward outstanding interior design and architecture projects across Middle East & North Africa. The awards are open to all interior designers, interior architects, and architects for design projects located in the MENA region. 

Index Partners

  • Silver Sponsor

  • Design Talks Sponsor

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  • Best Hospitality Project

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  • Best Commercial Design Project, Public Space

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  • Best Residential Project

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  • Best Restaurant Design Project

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  • INDEX Design Cafe Sponsor

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  • Elite Sponsor - Made a Mano

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  • Elite Sponsor - Finasi

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  • Gift Sponsor - Salt

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  • Gift Sponsor - Playsam

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  • Gift Sponsor - Parkers

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  • Dubai Design & Fashion Council

  • APID

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  • BCFA

  • EPCH

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  • ICC

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  • IIID


Media Partners

  • AEC Online

  • Architect

  • Construction Week

  • Design 4 2day

  • Eye of Dubai

  • Eye of Riyadh

  • Interior Design

  • Lamasat

  • Touch