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Started with Arab talent and investment in late 2007 and with a multi-million dollar buyout just over two years later, it now boasts 50 million monthly active users, 10 million daily active users. Playfish should make us all proud.
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Saudi Arabian horseman Ramzy Al Duhami completed a clean sweep of show jumping gold medals at this year’s Asian Games. His single-minded dedication, extraordinary focus and significant triumph have garnered him this year’s Bespoke Visionary Award.
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A joint venture between the Qatari United Development Company (UDC) and the Emirati National Central Cooling Company Tabreed, Qatar Cool leads when it comes to district cooling in the region. And we'll tell you why.
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Nicolas Hayek, born in Beirut in 1928, passed away earlier this year. He was not only the saviour of the ailing Swiss-watch industry but also the founder of the biggest horological manufacturing group in the world. Bespoke looks upon Hayek’s legacy.
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Cairo-born Karim Rashid is the world’s most prolific contemporary industrial designer. His projects range from interiors, fashion, furniture, lighting, art and music to installations. Bespoke gets a chance to pick Rashid’s brain.
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Tom Ford, far and away the most exciting man in fashion, is the latest, greatest icon to stalk the catwalks of the world; undeniably suave, intelligent and adventurous, Ford has taken the world by storm. Here, he talks to Bespoke.
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Farah Behbehani is a humble soul – you’d never know the magnitude of her achievements from speaking with the 28-year-old Kuwaiti graphic designer.
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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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