About Us

Interior design of a villa turned office by Dan Design, specialists in villas Indoor Outdoor Design Abu Dhabi
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who are we

DAN Design is an interior design company located in the heart of Abu Dhabi Island founded by creative people, for creative people. The company was founded in April 2018, comprising of a team of six employees, and is headed by an experienced Managing Partner, who has more than 20 years of experience in the design business within Abu Dhabi and the UAE. 

We consist of a core team of professionals supported by carefully chosen strategic partners, making us competitive and efficient.

Our main focus is commercial office space covering interior design services in Abu Dhabi, contractual work and furniture. We also work across sectors, be that F&B outlets, retail space, both indoors and outdoors.

We have successfully completed projects with a reputable client base of Saadiyat Rotana, Shamal, Spinney’s, Der Mond Oil & Gas, Prodicom and Aldar Academies 

Why Choose Us

DAN Design operates a “Lean Business Model” where we minimize our overheads for the benefit of our clients.

Expertise & Team Work

With teamwork between our clients and partners with we create our expertise and forge bonds.

Initiative & Passion

Initiative is what we owe ourselves and everything we do is with passion.


In order to attend to our clients needs, innovation is our daily ambition.


Our respect is what we always offer to our staff, clients & partners

Our Team

The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live and work. It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, not about fashion or what’s in or what’s out. This knowledge is what makes us the best interior designers of Abu Dhabi.

Thomas Johansen

Managing Partner

Paul Vargas

General Manager/Lead Architect

Roufila Belkadi

Architect/Designer/Urban Planner






Thomas has been an investment banker for the past 30 years. His specialties lie within financial markets, corporate governance, and compliance, the latter two being core to DAN Design’s business model. Thomas has been in the Middle East since 1992.



Fahad is an inspirational sponsor and business facilitator. Educated in the UAE he has worked for several Government Institutions and has held positions including Head of Executive Council Affairs, Director of FDI and PPP at Abu Dhabi Investment Office and he is currently the Executive Director of Social Investment Fund at Ma’an Abu Dhabi.


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