About Design and Dine

About Design and Dine

The Original 'Paint Night'

Design & Dine was founded by award-winning artist Gemma Gallagher back in 2015.


The idea for Design & Dine was created from the founder combining her passion for painting and love of dining and fun events into a brand new creative experience.


The aim was to create an event where guests could discover their creative abilities and learn to make art in a fun, sociable environment. What started as a small workshop has now grown to become the UAE’s largest interactive, creative experience with consistent sell-out events and over 7000 guests having attended so far.

What Can You Expect?

Our aim is to create a completely inclusive event in which even complete beginners can learn step-by-step to create their own masterpiece, while enjoying delicious food & drinks in amazing venues.


Guests find themselves immersed in a unique experience of creativity, delectable dining, feel-good music and social engagement. Every month we provide new artwork themes with events taking place in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.


Our events are hosted in a range of stunning venues to ignite your inspiration as you enjoy an experience like no other! We proudly host events in the UAE’s top venues, including 7* resorts, beautiful beaches, rooftop gardens and multi-award-winning hotels.


No experience is necessary to attend Design & Dine! We welcome guests of all levels and guide you through every step of creating your painting while you eat, drink and enjoy! We provide all the materials required – just bring yourself and be ready to have fun!