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LAST CHANCE Martin Giesen: Seeking Al-Seef
Seeking Al-Seef celebrates Dubai Creek: an example of an economic system that fosters commerce, engages in human dignity and tolerant diversity, and presents to the world a microcosm of a sustainable lifestyle with remarkable efficiency.
Martin Giesen has painted sites in the UAE since 1998. One dominant focus has been the waterfront where the UAE reaches out and connects – the fishing boats that return with diminishing catches, the dhows that redistribute goods to smaller ports in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean, the abras that busily ferry commuters across the Creek. Even the grand old lady of cruise ships is featured: Giesen painted the QE2 after she had arrived in Dubai a decade ago.