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Sheikha Hussah Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah is a remarkable woman. Not only did she amass the single largest collection of Islamic Art in the world, she shows her treasures all over the world. Believing that the universal language of beauty creates curiosity about others and acts as a bridge between cultures, her exhibitions expand and question the views people have of Muslims.
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Prince Bandar, one of the sons of the great King Faisal bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, has personally undertaken a highly original project of both huge ambition and vision in order to save the indigenous wildlife of his country.
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Myrna Al Bustani is not a name that immediately rolls off the tongue when you think of a business leader and a patron of the arts. Much of that has to with her reluctance to expose herself and her accomplishments to the public. Yet, her ongoing campaign to bring a new perception of classical music to Lebanon has put her in the spotlight – once a year at least.
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It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.
Ralph Masri’s path has been stellar. In just his first year at Central Saint Martins, he won the Swarovski Award. Two years later he became the youngest designer to ever be nominated for a UK Jewellery Award. Then after a stint at Pomellato, he went solo and already Queen Rania, Jessica Alba, and Gigi Hadid are fans.
Henry Dakak Jr. is a designer with a singular vision. His beautifully made creations, whether furniture, functional objects or jewellery, exemplify a judicious mix of modernity and antiquity, and bely a delicate attention to detail.
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