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