Tuesday, 01 November 2016 15:07

Dubai Design Week

With unbridled ambition and deep pockets, Dubai plans to refashion itself as a design powerhouse. But can design ever truly flourish in the world’s most opulent city?

Published in Review
Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

The Gulf: Five designers to know

As Design Days takes place this week in Dubai, we bring you five individuals and practices carving out a niche in the Gulf's emerging design scene

Published in News
Friday, 13 March 2015 14:50

Design Days Dubai

The UAE festival next week will feature 44 established and emerging exhibitors and numerous installations, with a specially designed perch for falcons among the highlights

Published in News
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:44

Mahani: Dubai's first fashion concept store

Studio Toogood’s raw-concrete fashion store creates a new look for shopping among the luxury malls of Dubai.

Published in News
Thursday, 21 March 2013 16:50

Adrian Smith: the world's tallest buildings

Adrian Smith made his name as a creator of giants: he is the architect responsible for several of the tallest buildings in the world, including Dubai’s 828m Burj Khalifa, and is designing several more. So, what do you do next if you know the sky is the limit?

Published in Features
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:33

Charter cities

A US economist thinks he has found a way to bring prosperity and opportunity to developing countries by creating entirely new autonomous cities, run by foreign governments and based around a charter of “good rules”. The president of Honduras wants to make the idea a reality. But could they ever be good places to live, asks Debika Ray?

Published in Features
Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:59

Dubai High

Michael Schindhelm’s year in charge of the Gulf city’s cultural life inspires a harrowing tale.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 16:31

Burj Khalifa has opened

After months of delays and brooding speculations the world’s tallest building by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill opened in Dubai yesterday, announcing a surprising name change and an official height of 828 metres.

Published in News
Monday, 21 December 2009 18:30

Will Self: High Rise

On a walk across Dubai, the author pays homage to JG Ballard at the world’s tallest building.

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 December 2009 16:32

Bas Princen

Like islands, the buildings in photographer Bas Princen’s latest series are isolated objects in the landscape.

Published in GALLERY