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When it comes to government-backed initiatives in the Arab world, the Qatar Foundation is a unique one. It’s a non-profit that’s leading the way not only in education, but also in scientific advancement, cutting edge research and technological capabilities.
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Owner of Cookie Dough, Yasmin Agha, isn’t afraid to think outside the box. By combining the most exclusive, children’s fashion with expert tailor-made advice for parents, hers is a children’s boutique with rare added value.
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From singing notes to smelling them, Amouage’s creative director Christopher Chong hasn’t entirely left his opera background behind as he usually draws from musical masterpieces. His latest fragrance, though – a tribute to the smoky Jazz clubs and Chinese Film Noir of his youth – is more personal.
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We do, as the old music hall number goes, like to be beside the seaside. But it turns out you don’t need to be by the sea to live there. Enter Crystal Lagoons, a visionary company creating manmade lagoons everywhere and anywhere.
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Dr. Hesham Sadek is pioneering research that could change the face of medicine. If his work in cardiac regeneration proves successful, he could end heart disease altogether.
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One of the most recognisable actresses from the Middle East, Hiam Abbass is also a talented filmmaker. Her latest collaboration with Italian label Miu Miu though, is a step in a different direction.
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Taking a bit of a gamble, Lexus, Japan’s luxury carmakers, are in the process of changing the way we think of them by changing the way they think of themselves.
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Inventor of the boutique hotel concept, Ian Schrager saw the future of the hotel industry before it came. Now, he goes even further by turning the concept on its head, redefining the notion of a boutique experience as being a matter of size.
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Thirty-eight year-old Egyptian heart surgeon and avowed Jon Stewart fan Bassem Youssef explains how the 2011 Cairo uprising galvanised him to speak out and poke fun at his country’s politics.
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Dr. Anthony Atala is at the forefront of regenerative medicine. Along with his team at the Wake Forest Institute in North Carolina, he’s using 3D printing techniques to produce human organs in the lab, a technique that promises to revolutionise our ability to heal ourselves.
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Since Christie’s opened a regional hub in Dubai over a decade ago, their combination of semi-annual auctions of regional art and the creation of a window through which Arab clients transact in international sales has helped the Middle East account for eight per cent of the company’s global turnover.
The once perilously fast Mille Miglia road race may have turned into a bit of beauty parade but it’s still a one-of-a-kind occasion that’ll get enthusiasts’ adrenaline pumping.
With more participants than ever before, Design Days Dubai, the region’s first fair dedicated to collectible and limited-edition furniture and design objects, is garnering ever more interest.
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