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February 2020

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Welcome to a world of travel, entertainment and culture, curated from a global collective of writers, photojournalists and artists. Each article of our award-winning magazine is sure to inspire, no matter which of our destinations you call home.

Dubai

La Serre, Dubai

Having garnered critical acclaim as the chef behind La Petite Maison in Dubai, Izu Ani’s magic touch is now bringing fresh, homemade food to the city’s Downtown district at his own La Serre Bistro And Boulangerie.

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Made By Native, Dubai

While Dubai is often associated with bright lights and bling, the artisanal skills at Made By Native are creating contemporary handmade leather goods that last a lifetime.

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Creekside, Dubai

Art, culture and heritage combine with locally inspired food at Creekside, an ambitious cafe concept alongside the historic Dubai Creek.

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Corcel Collective, Dubai

While a bustling Sheikh Zayed Road might dominate the city, a slower pace is emerging on side roads and cyclepaths. Less a mode of transport, more a way of life, this is how you really navigate Dubai.

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Lunch With Gordon Ramsay, Bread St Kitchen

With 36 restaurants, 16 Michelin stars, countless TV credits and more than a few curse words, he’s been a full-frontal assault on the culinary world for 28 years.

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Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue is all grown up and has become an eclectic hub for the city’s creative community.

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Tribe, Dubai

Bohemian, eclectic and socially responsible, Jo England’s design studio in Dubai supports local artisans.

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Last Exit

A kaleidoscope of colour emerging out of the desert, Dubai’s new 1950s-inspired truck stop is refuelling hungry travellers in style.

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Yadawei

If you’re in town this month, make like a creative and get your hands dirty at Dubai’s new community ceramics studio.

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A Dubai Shark Tale, Dubai

With shark populations in the wild at critical levels, Dubai Aquarium And Underwater Zoo is at the forefront of groundbreaking work to revive, not only numbers, but also a hard-bitten reputation.

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For The Love Of Odd

Jon Ronson has made a career out of peeking into life’s dark corners.

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Lunch with Maximilian Büsser

The man behind the MB&F watch brand talks dreams, selling out, and the day that changed his life.

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Palazzo Versace

There’s a mosaic on the lobby floor of Dubai’s Palazzo Versace hotel. It’s made up of 1.5 million tiles and depicts the classical Medusa head.

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The Downtown escape

There’s something quite relaxing about Renaissance Downtown Hotel

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Loft living in old Dubai

The opening of a second Zabeel House puts the Al Seef district firmly on the map

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The Middle East’s Radical Green Designs

How green could the UAE really be? With a renewed desire for ecological sustainability and the credentials to back it up, a new breed of architects are slowly turning over a new leaf in the country

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The dancers of Dubai

From viral challenges to heritage dances, the artform has taken off in the city

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A historical port of call

Stay on one of the most famous ships in history

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A revamped coastal stay

A seaside resort in central Dubai celebrates five months of transformation

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Head over hills

The legendary JA Hatta Fort Hotel is a charming resort in the shadow of the UAE’s Hajar Mountains

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It’s spring, and culture is in the air

From a Creekside ode to the contemporary to monumental sculptures at the Louvre, this is the season of culture in Dubai. Laura Egerton, local cultural commentator and curator, makes a case for why art around the region has never been so vibrant.

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Kings on the coast

There’s more than meets the eye to this regal resort in the Northern-most emirate

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Local luxury

Dubai has a tradition in tailoring that spans decades. Now, the city is branching out to embrace every kind of fashion

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The age of influence

How the influencer phenomenon could alter luxury travel marketing forever.

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Quirk and cheer

This light and bright Dubai chain proves that affordability doesn’t mean having to scrimp on the details

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Solitude at Fossil Rock

A petrol station conversion offers a slice of Americana in the United Arab Emirates

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City living

A familial feel in Downtown Dubai

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Fringed glamour

At Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, an escape into Turkish luxury

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Onto a winner

With a unique F1 selling point and new branding, W Abu Dhabi is ready to make a name for itself

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EXPO 2020 Dubai's remarkable structures will reflect a galaxy of starchitects

A glittering array of talent has been assembled to create the incredible home of The World’s Greatest Show

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Looking sharp

A popular beach club, top-rated restaurants and a sophisticated setting make Rixos Premium Dubai a preferred destination among the city’s social set

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Ready To Fly: Jetman Dubai

You might have seen a video recently. A crazy video of two men flying over Dubai alongside an Emirates A380. Here’s where you find out how.

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Al Souq, Dubai

For a glimpse into the beating heart of Dubai, a trip to the newly renovated Al Souq at Umm Suqeim 2 Fishing Harbour is a must.

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Kite Beach, Dubai

The completion of Dubai’s 14km long beachside corniche has brought hip cafes and food trucks to the city’s laidback Kite Beach

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Culinary Boutique, Dubai

To stand out in the crowd among Dubai’s rapidly growing foodie set, you need to offer something a little different. At Culinary Boutique you don’t just eat, you learn how to cook it all too.

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MB&F M.A.D Gallery, Dubai

Curated by founder and creative director Max Busser, MB&F M.A.D. Gallery combines mechanical and kinetic sculptures and devices.

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Ismaili Centre, Dubai

An oasis amid Bur Dubai’s sprawling office towers, the Ismaili Centre and its verdant gardens, Dubai Park, offer welcoming respite from the busy city streets.

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Dubai Walls

The project has seen some of the world’s top street artists take to the city.

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Cultural Capital

We examine what’s driving the lit-fest boom, starting with the Emirates Airline Festival Of Literature.

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St Regis Dubai

The St Regis Dubai doesn’t really do ‘small scale’, so the dimensions of its penthouse (9,828 square feet) should really come as no surprise.

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Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC, Dubai

It’s not just the prime location that marks out the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC as one that should be on your list of must-visits.

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Nick and Scott

Situated in the Madinat Jumeirah on the site of the old Rivington Bar and Grill, Folly is the new venture by Price and partners Nick Alvis and Viktorija Paplauskiene.

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A Dubai Adventure

How a theme park rose out of the desert to save your summer.

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Inside the mind of Franco Dragone

“I know that I have to come to see the show tonight. And that I’m scared,” says Franco Dragone, the man behind Dubai’s first ever permanent theatrical production.

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Open Skies catch up with Nick Rhodes and John Taylor of Duran Duran ahead of their gig in Dubai

Open Skies speaks to Duran Duran on playing at the Emirates Airline International Jazz Festival and dealing with fame

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Rebuilding an institution

The Address Downtown has reopened after two years. What’s new for the mall-centric property?

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Both beach and city break

At Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, soak up the atmosphere of Dubai’s most famous island whilst also enjoying a laidback beach retreat

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An event for the world

When Dubai was confirmed as host city for Expo 2020, the announcement kickstarted a massive project to prepare the emirate for the staging of the biggest event ever seen in the Middle East. With two years to go, how is the region’s first ever World Expo shaping up?

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Take a stroll around the city

Life began to take shape in Dubai by the 18th Century.  Now, modern and ancient neighbourhoods alike serve to parcel up the city – each with their own distinct flair.

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Beyond diamonds

A taste for rare gemstones and royal provenance encapsulates the palate of Dubai’s collectors. But in a market where physical auctions haven’t taken off, how can the UAE establish itself as a jewellery hub?

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In Sharjah, a look back in time

Historical wonders fill every corner of the regal Al Bait Sharjah

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Building the tallest tower on earth

Can a record-breaking skyscraper be discreet? Santiago Calatrava’s idea for a new structure, and resultant city-form in Dubai, pays credence to the theory

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Best of both worlds

Cosmopolitan blends seamlessly with traditional at this city-cum-beach retreat

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A desert aesthetic

A safari adventure at Al Maha, the conservation reserve in Dubai

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The Year of Tolerance

In a momentous global event, the UAE’s Year of Tolerance promises an acceptance that goes beyond mere race or gender

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Get the shot

For Dubai’s wildlife photographers, an unlikely city proved the perfect jumping-off point to capture some of the rarest animals on earth

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One year to go

192 Countries. Millions of people. The world's greatest show is only 12 month away.

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What does it take to make a million dollar company?

Dubai’s potential unicorns and the viability of the city’s startup scene

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Get the look

In Dubai, a new city aesthetic abounds

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Home to roast

Meet the artisans behind Dubai’s homegrown coffee brands – stamping their own unique signature on a centuries-old coffee culture

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Eating with our eyes

The digital era has reinforced the reign of food visuals. But is there hope beond rainbow bagels?

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Hippie chic

At Dubai’s Nikki Beach, a lively lifestyle brand adapts to a unique customer

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