Dec 30
Objectified screening at Traffic
Traffic launches new Design Tshirts Store Graniph in a Popup Store

Initially, a partial 100-piece section of the full Graniph range will be available at a popup store housed in Traffic from January 15 – February 15 only.

Graniph prides itself on producing unique limited edition T-shirts which appeal to their customers’ individuality and allows constant change for the brand. During the cooler seasons in Japan, Graniph produces roughly 70 new designs a month, and as when the temperature rises, as does Graniph’s output – releasing up to 130 new designs each month in the summer.

Nov 4

Project Mulsaq, Dubai exhibition
Project Mulsaq, Dubai exhibition

This first Khatt Design Collection of wall stickers reflects contemporary Middle Eastern design trends, bringing the Middle East home.

Approached by Mosaiques to collaborate on the creation of a unique collection of wall stickers with a resolute Middle Eastern flavor, the Khatt Foundation, spearheaded by Huda AbiFarès undertook the task of putting out an open call to its 1025-member network of designers. From around 150 entries, 19 were selected to be included in the Khatt Design Collection, and will be launched at the ‘Project Mulsaq’ exhibition at Traffic in Dubai.

Jun 28

Traffic Design Competition 2008
Traffic Design Competition 2008

The Middle East’s first design competition final

Rami Farook; owner of Traffic and founder of the inaugural design competition hosted the event on June 28, 2008


  1. a decorative object; Rita Nader, Beirut: ‘Flashbeam’
  2. a lounge chair; Fadi Sarieddine, Dubai: ‘Dubai Syndrome’
  3. interior design of a concept store; Katrin Greiling, Dubai: ‘Cabin.’

High-profile jury panel in attendance included Konstantin Grcic, Shumon Basar and local star architect Khalid Al Najjar.

Mar 20
Established and Sons Launch
Established and Sons Launch

Established & Sons is a British based design and manufacturing company with an ambition towards fostering and promoting the best of British design talent on an international platform. A belief in the significance of these distinctive styles has encouraged a diverse and eclectic premier collection.

Launch Party - Thursday 20 March, 2008
Installation Date - Saturday 22 - Thursday 27 March, 2008

Mar 19
Traffic design the Bidoun Lounge & Cinema
Traffic design the Bidoun Lounge & Cinema

The Bidoun Cinema and Video Lounge at Art Dubai

In the Art Park at Art Dubai, March 19-22, 2008
Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah

Middle East arts organisation Bidoun has created a bespoke 40-seater cinema and a video lounge at Art Dubai, as part of the Art Park, a new area of the fair dedicated to video and installation.

The Bidoun Lounge is designed by local gallery and interiors specialists Traffic. Using funky ‘Soft’ seating by Vancouver-based studio Molo, and Arabic-English typography by Dubai-based graphic designer Huda AbiFares, the Lounge is a place to drink, eat, and view artists’ films. It will also host book launches and other events during the art fair.

Feb 24
Update & Count Urban Guide launch at Traffic

On February 21, 2008 Brownbook magazine in affiliation with Nakheel released guides for 10 Middle Eastern cities. This initiative tackles a new approach to travel within the Middle East.

Guides were distributed around the gallery for the more than 300 visitors to experience in a chilled out ‘apartment’ ambience created by Traffic. 20 one-of images taken from the 10 cities were exhibited, icons of the cities graphicated the floor and windows, mountains of cupcakes commissioned for the event decorated the space and a modern arabic menu sealed the deal.

Jan 05
AA pays traffic a visit
AA pays Traffic a visit

Architectural Association School of Architecture is holding it’s 1st ever Winter School in Dubai from the 4th to 13th of January. Traffic will be hosting 2 section units in addition to some evening workshops.