Tashkeel names Tanween designers for 2016-17

Tashkeel has named the four designers for its 2016 Tanween Design Programme. The programme supports UAE-based designers to develop a range of viable products that that respond to the specific environment of the Emirates. Getting […]


Good taste: dinner and a show

It is fair to say that not everyone wants a man dressed as a rabbit as an accompaniment to dinner. An increasing number of people do, however. “We’re working to change the perception of the […]


For the love of cinema: inside Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil is “an Independent cinema platform dedicated to showcasing the best of arthouse, independent, alternative and classic films”, says co-founder Butheina Kazim. So no pressure then. In fact Cinema Akil is delivering the goods, […]


Art on the edge? Art Hub’s aspirations

It’s become a commonplace that centres of art can turn up in rundown neighbourhoods or industrial wastelands, and actually thrive there given the advantages of low rents, large spaces and (eventually) a community of like-minded […]

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Top tips to kickstart a design career

The world is full of aspiring interior designers, quite apart from the mass of Sharpie-wielding social media mavens who style themselves as such. But if you want a real job with a real interior design […]

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Art Dubai adds lustre to selectors

Art Dubai has added three new members to its gallery Selection and Advisory Committees, all of them good names to be seen with and all firm supporters of the fair. Glenn Scott Wright (co-director of […]