Design Days Dubai 2017

If you happen to hear, the buzz around town is that March is the season for Dubai’s art and design. There are many events running, all of them open for the public and collectors alike,…

Dubai Watch Week should be on your weekend itinerary

From the time I was fairly certain that I wanted to be a writer, I was sure of one thing. My writing would strive to deconstruct the world. My sentences would be short I vowed,…

Car Park Tales

With the clubbing scene rapidly expanding in the beautiful city of Dubai, entrepreneurs are constantly searching for ways in which they can help move Dubai forward. The love for this bustling city makes them want…

Let Me Paint You A Picture

It’s a warm Tuesday in November, a local French restaurant introduces the artwork of one of the most important artists of the Downtown New York art movement. Someone whose artwork is currently valued more than contemporaries…

Artistic Expressions

Art is the Language of Love, which brings together various cultures and communities. Tashkeel is an independent contemporary art organisation based in Dubai committed to facilitating exactly such creative experimentation and cross-cultural dialogue. Established in 2008…

Did Someone Say Competition?

Every young art enthusiast worth his money has his eyes set on Japan; after all, why not? It is the epicenter of subcultures and all things cool. Remember, if it is cool in Japan, it…

What it feels like to Live in a Giant Theme Park

Picture a regular day at the beach. Sure, you have your deck chairs, families putting on their sunscreen and making sure the kids are slathered from head to foot in spray, cream and whatnot. Then…

The Single Non-Muslim’s Guide to Ramadan : GO ON A DIET

This summer, if you are in town and find your life rendered meaningless after the Game of Thrones finale that shocked the world and  Jurassic World  that can only be re-watched that many times, pick…

The Theatre Man

Dubai’s new-found love for art and everything creative is slowly getting its due days in the sun. But one could trace back the history of the city’s nouveau cultural renaissance to the establishment of its…

The Other Side

An over-enthusiastic view on an under-explored city.   Thursday It’s 7 pm and my weekend has officially begun. I’ve been invited to a concert in a beautiful garden. The night whizzes by in a blur…