Project Categories

BEST RETAIL DESIGN PROJECT
Stores, boutiques, showrooms, salons, malls and other retail venues.


BEST COMMERCIAL DESIGN PROJECT
Offices and other workplaces.


BEST RESIDENTIAL DESIGN PROJECT
Apartments, Villas, Palaces or other types of home.


BEST HOSPITALITY DESIGN PROJECT
Hotels, Resorts, Hotel Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, Guesthouses and other temporary accommodation.


BEST CAFE, BAR OR LOUNGE DESIGN PROJECT
Bars, cafes, lounges, pubs and nightclubs.


BEST RESTAURANT DESIGN PROJECT
New or comprehensively renovated fine / casual / fast / pop-up or other type of restaurants.


BEST HEALTHCARE / WELLNESS DESIGN PROJECT
Hospitals, medical facilities / clinics, spas and other therapeutic environments.


BEST CULTURAL DESIGN PROJECT
Museums, galleries, theatres, auditoria, historic or heritage sites.


BEST INSTITUTIONAL, SPORTS OR EDUCATIONAL DESIGN PROJECT
Whole or distinct parts of an institutional, municipal or government building; school, college / university, stadium or other sporting facility.


BEST OUTDOOR DESIGN PROJECT
Any considered design of an object or environment situated outdoors, ranging from landscaping to civic / public spaces.


BEST REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
Any redesigned and refurbished whole or part of a commercial, residential or hospitality building or development.

Company Categories

FIT-OUT CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
Open to all contractors directly responsible for delivering fit out projects / services over the last 12 months.


DESIGN AGENCY OF THE YEAR
This award celebrates the most inspiring, innovative and successful design firms currently working in the Middle East. Suitable entrants will have an office in the Middle East that has been in operations since the 1st of February 2016.

Individual Categories

THE INDEX RISING STAR AWARD
Young designers who have worked in the profession for two years or more and demonstrate exceptional work, passion, commitment and a desire to learn and progress in their field.


DESIGN LEADER OF THE YEAR
Open to senior design professionals who have been in post since the 1st of February 2017, this award recognises CEOs / MDs / Directors who have demonstrated exceptional business performance, initiative and leadership qualities over this period, enhancing or transforming the operation and reputation of their firms.

Download the Brochure for Entry Tips & Criteria

Index Partners

  • IADA Silver Sponsor

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  • Dubai Design & Fashion Council

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  • APID

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  • BCFA

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  • IIID

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  • Official Intelligence Partner

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  • Travel Partner

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  • Exclusive Lanyard Sponsor

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  • Official Food & Beverage Partner

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  • Official Radio Station

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  • RAK Economic Zone Experience

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  • Official Magazine

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  • Premium Media Partner

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  • Official Lighting Media Partner

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  • Supporting Association

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  • Association of Furniture & Woodworking Enterprises of Russia

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Media Partners

  • AEC Online

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  • Amlak Real Estate Newspaper

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  • Ceramicanda SRL

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  • Compassesworld

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  • CovetED Magazine

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  • DecorManzil.com

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  • Design 4 2day

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  • Design Middle East

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  • Dubai Blog Network

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  • e-architect Magazine

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  • EK Magazine

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  • Encyclomedia

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  • G & G Magazine

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  • Homescope

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  • Home Italia

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  • Hot Media Publishing

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  • Lamasat

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  • myUAEguide

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  • Mebelny Biznes Magazine

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  • Middle East Architect

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  • Moebelkultur

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  • NA-Nuevo Azulejo Magazine

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  • Oxford Business Group

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  • POS-LADENBAU

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  • Textiles Para El Hogar Magazine

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  • Wood in Architecture MENA

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  • Zingy Homes

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