Dubai Design District, or simply d3, is a new development close to the Creek, east of Downtown. Much of it is still under development, with a few brave entrepreneurs already moved in. It aims to concentrate all the creative industries of the city in one area in order to create better synergies and to make Dubai a regional creative hub.
So far much of what you can see there are restaurants, cafés and shops. There are some cool events from time to time and a few art galleries. With time it will attract more freelancers and be a real center for businesses related to print, media, fashion and art.