Dubai’s Electric Autonomous Volocopter Coming in 2017

Between recognizing Dubai as a pioneer of urban innovation and understanding that the city is an ideal “extreme climate” testing ground for their autonomous electric multicopters, Germany’s Volocopter will be launching a five-year-long test program there—starting in the fourth quarter of 2017. The made-in-Germany air taxis feature eighteen rotors and a fully redundant power train. Quiet and emission-free flying, the vehicles are deemed safe thanks …

Female Artists at the 10th Annual Art Dubai

Our favorite works by women at this year's fair

The leading global art fair in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, Art Dubai passed a milestone this past weekend, completing its 10th annual show at the Madinat Jumeirah. More than an anniversary edition, the 500 artist strong ever-expanding showcase of modern and contemporary works featured an artistic roster that was 45% female. The following five works are just a handful of the …

Introducing the Dubai Photo Exhibition

A museum-quality fair showcasing old and new works from 23 nations

A staggering 868 photographic works grace four large temporary structures currently standing in the middle of Dubai’s Design District. These pieces—drawn from 23 different countries—demonstrate the value of the inaugural Dubai Photo Exhibition. A thorough exploration of the fair reveals a two-fold mission: to expose Emirati to photography as an art form and to further Dubai’s positioning as a cultural capital. The exhibition succeeds at …