Expo 2020 Dubai is getting ready to welcome millions of people from around the world, but what will they experience once they arrive?
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.
The legendary JA Hatta Fort Hotel is a charming resort in the shadow of the UAE’s Hajar Mountains
One Spanish photographer – one very different view of the emirate
A seaside resort in central Dubai celebrates five months of transformation
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.
Stay on one of the most famous ships in history
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?
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....