Previewing Expo 2020 Dubai

We get an early tour of the UAE's new, designed-for-Expo district

The first World’s Fair took place in 1851 under the title Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, at London’s Crystal Palace. Telescopes, the world’s biggest diamond, daguerreotypes, and pay toilets were some of main attractions. The event has been the reason for many impressive feats, perhaps the most famous being the Eiffel Tower, which was constructed for the 1889 fair in …

Dubai Global Grad Show 2019 Highlights

Projects that speak to sustainability, safety, health, healing and much more

One of the world’s leading exhibitions of graduate design work, the Global Grad Show shows some 150 projects by individuals from all over the world. During this year’s Dubai Design Week, these visionary endeavors are on display at d3, the design district within the capital of the UAE. The show’s new curator, Eleanor Watson (formerly part of the curatorial team at London‘s Design Museum) chose …

Dubai’s Floating Supermarket

For yacht-owners who find docking to shop for groceries a time-waster, Majid Al Futtaim (one of Dubai’s largest shopping malls) has a solution. Now, as a franchise of the French Carrefour, there’s a floating supermarket anchored at sea. Those aboard can have their groceries and snacks (of which there are 300 options), delivered right to their vessel. Beachgoers can also call the number, which is …