Design, News

7 GCC bars tipped for design awards in London

We had a tough time judging the incredible entries for this year’s Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2016, and the final decision will be revealed tonight! The awards ceremony takes place at London’s ultra cool Old Truman Brewery, hosts to Tent London and Super Brands London during the London Design Fair (September 22 to 25), part of […]

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Design

Day 2: A week with Mosaique’s Lama Qaddumi-Shahin

In the second installment of our exclusive series with the Mosaique founder, she reveals the all-important first steps to take when launching a business… The first step to launching a successful venture is to have a vision for why you are doing what you’re doing, and how you’d like it to be in ten years, […]

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Design

Find out why City Walk is the latest must-live development in Dubai

Manisha Dayaram, Head of Projects at Core UAE, associate of Savills, the realtors of the exclusive City Walk complex, reveals why Meraas’s celebrated project is a unique expat haven. Why is it significant that City Walk presents the first freehold opportunity for expats? It’s significant because until now Jumeirah has traditionally only been open to GCC buyers. […]

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Design

How KSA designer Ayah Al Bitar is creating a dialogue with design

Saudi Arabian designer Ayah Al Bitar is provoking a strong – yet safe – sociological dialogue from her seating collections, through a tangible representation of issues affecting women in the Kingdom. DesignFix met with the designer for Iftar to find out more… What sociological protests have women made in Saudi Arabia that have inspired your […]

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Home Decor

The big trend forecast inspired by Milan’s Fuorisalone

The question on everyone’s lips recently has been, “Did you go the Salone?”. While we were in Milan it appeared that most of the Gulf’s design aficionados and industry leaders were there, too, and at times it felt like we hadn’t left the UAE – until we called “spritz!” and the waiters ran over with […]

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Entertain

All that glitters: Gold on 27 opens at the Burj al Arab

When the Burj al Arab first opened in 1999, it instantly became the Dubai’s most internationally recognizable landmark. Boasting a helipad, 7-star service, and butlers with every suite – the hotel offered a level of luxury which, at that time, was unparalleled. Design-wise, however, the hotel was known to be more over-the-top than of-the-moment. That […]

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