Events to put in your diary this October
“I have on hand a great project for the World’s Fair in Chicago,” wrote a young man named George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. “I am going to build a vertically revolving wheel 250 foot in dia [diameter].” The year was 1892, and the proposed creation was what is now, of course, known as the Ferris Wheel. It seemed a task of overwhelming impossibility, with blueprints depicting a mammoth central axle and arms that could stand the weight of railway-car-sized gondolas, as well as the bracing winds of Chicago. And it was not the only problem paining Chicago’s World Fair....
Emirates on October 1 launched its nonstop daily service from Dubai to Edinburgh. Here's what to expect out of this medieval haven
Filming Mowgli in Durban gave Serkis a newfound appreciation for the “Indian City”
A retro timepiece that offers a new way to experience the ocean’s depths
At Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, soak up the atmosphere of Dubai’s most famous island whilst also enjoying a laidback beach retreat
A note from the editor
The Address Downtown has reopened after two years. What’s new for the mall-centric property?
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
A picture may paint a thousand words, but the simple pleasure of putting pen to paper should not be discounted