What’s On has the best pictures from Meet D3, the open weekend and Dubai’s coolest new district, Design District Dubai. See art and music.

Dubai’s trendy new district threw open its doors for the first time over the Easter weekend, to universal praise.

The Dubai Design District – known as d3 – is a new neighbourhood being built entirely from scratch, in the shadows of Downtown Dubai. When complete, it will be a mix office space, major brand flagship stores and small boutiques with galleries, workshops and artists’ studios.

But for now, Meet d3 showcased the ‘Shoreditch of Dubai’ – as it is affectionately being described – featuring a cool mix of local, regional and international designers, artists, musicians, concept retailers and unique dining experiences. It also featured John Newman, the British singer responsible for ‘Love Me Again’.

Pictures by Alex Atack