Last Week Dubai introduced the world to its Design Week - an exposition of international design though with a clear focus on middle eastern design. See link here. (Be sure to browse through their Instagram feed.)
Dubai is not typically associated with design, however the city has grand ambitions to grow its art, design, and fashion industries. Being strategically located between eastern and western markets and the host of the 2020 world fair, Dubai is visually well placed to make an impact on design trending. You can read more about these plans in a Dezeen article here.