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A mix of news, trends and reviews to see you through your holiday

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Step inside the only address stylish shoppers need to know about

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Much more than a designer, Oscar de la Renta remains fashion royalty

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How Atlantis, The Palm turned a mythical fable into a landmark

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The Royal Bridge Suite continues to draw celebrities’ imagination

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A culinary update on Atlantis, The Palm’s 23 restaurants and bars

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One woman’s personal battle fuelled, not thwarted, her burning ambition

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13 THE WORLDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ARTISTRY

ELSEWHERE IN THE ART WORLD BRUSSELS: Over the years Art Brussels has positioned itself as the fair to discover new artists. And this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair, held from April 24 to 27, promises to be no different. Look out for Discovery, a new section dedicated to lesser-known and emerging artists, and exhibitions by Dubaibased galleries Carbon 12 and Green Art Gallery. artbrussels.com

VENICE: All eyes will be on Venice this May as the Venice Biennale opens in the city. Held from May 9 to November 22 at various venues across the FLW\WKHWLWOHRIWKLV\HDU¡VHGLWLRQFKRVHQE\WKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW African-born curator of the event Okwui Enwezor, is All The Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Futures, which Enwezor describes as â&#x20AC;&#x153;devoted to a fresh appraisal of the relationship of art and artists to the current state of thingsâ&#x20AC;?. labiennale.org

SHARJAH: The Sharjah Biennial is back with a very artistic bang this season. Open March through May, this tightly curated show sees over 50 artists and cultural practitioners from over 25 countries arrive in the emirate to introduce their ideas and artwork to the UAE. The setting of the Biennial, which launched in 1993, is worth a visit alone (think al fresco courtyards, rooftop terraces and abandoned buildings). biennialfoundation.org

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BjĂśrk has taken over New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum of Modern Art with a mid-career retrospective. Running until June 7, the exhibition draws from more than 20 years of the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daring and innovative projects. Never one to shy away from controversy, fans of the musician can watch her entire pioneering music video collection in chronological order â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including the video for Alarm Call, the only music video Alexander McQueen ever directed. Housed inside a two-storey, black painted pavilion inside MoMA, the exhibition was conceived and organised by Klaus Biesenbach, the chief curator-at-large at MoMA. moma.org


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14 TAKE A BOW

From its humble beginnings around the necks of 17th-century Croatian mercenaries, the bow tie has evolved to become one of the signature accessories in the modern gentlemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wardrobe. And to celebrate the beauty of the bow, Rizzoli is publishing a new book in its honour. Illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock, the tome reveals why the bow tie is more than an accessory, but a badge of courage when folded, knotted and fastened around the necks of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stylish gentlemen. Time to pick your bowâ&#x20AC;Ś

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The Bow Tie Book is out in April. rizzoliusa.com

Floristry extraordinaire Philippa Craddock is collaborating with Atlantis, The Palm for the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Taking place from May 19 to 23 in London, Atlantis, 7KH3DOPZLOOEHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWLQWHUQDWLRQDO hotel to have ever featured in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Floristry Sectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand Pavilion. For exclusive updates and design sneak peeks of Craddockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, keep watch at atlantisthepalm. com, or via the resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s social media channels (@Atlantis, Twitter; @AtlantisthePalm, Instagram). The show runs May 19 to 23; Rhs.org.uk

AVATARS OF FASHION Supermodels have helped shape the face of fashion for years. And while every decade has their supers, including the late Bettina Graziani, some faces are more memorable than others...

BETTINA GRAZIANI

The former French supermodel passed away earlier WKLV\HDUVSDUNLQJDZLGHVSUHDGUHĂ HFWLRQRQKHU contribution to fashion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; most notably modelling fashionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;New Lookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the post-war style built around full skirts and cinched waists. DORIAN LEIGH

'HVSLWHKHUKHLJKWDVPDOOĂ&#x20AC;YHIRRWĂ&#x20AC;YH7H[DQERUQ Dorian Leigh went from aviation tool designer to supermodel in the 1940s. Author Truman Capoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character Holly Golightly in his novel Breakfast at Tiffanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is said to be largely based on Leighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. Bettina Graziani

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JEAN SHRIMPTON

Admired for her wide doe-eyes, arched brows and pouty lips, Jean Shrimpton was the face of Swinging Sixties London, and named by Time as one of the PRVWLQĂ XHQWLDOIDVKLRQLFRQVRIDOOWLPH


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15 TRENDS

Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where to turn your gaze this quarterâ&#x20AC;Ś

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WEARABLE TECH Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talking about it but just how practical is it? Very, if Ralph Lauren and Aspinal of London are anything to go by. The former introduced a limited edition Ricky handbag with integrated technology back in December, with the bag making its debut in select Ralph Lauren stores in February. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ricky bag with lightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comes with an internal LED light and built-in USB charger for a smartphone. The latter, too, has techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d up its Marylebone tote with a built-in battery charger pack. Montblanc, meanwhile, is dipping its toes into the realm of wearable tech with a smartwatch featuring a touchscreen clock face. Not to be outdone, Bulgari unveiled its new Diagono Magnesium concept watch at Baselworld earlier this year. The self-winding mechanical watch is connected to an electronic passport using WISeKey technology. I guess only time will tell if luxury and ZHDUDEOHWHFKQRORJ\LVDQDWXUDOĂ&#x20AC;W

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DYNAMIC CERAMICS :KRVDLGĂ&#x20AC;QHMHZHOOHU\QHHGVWREHGLDPRQG dripping and heavy? Not the maisons dabbling in ceramics it seems. Recent advancements in this super-light, ultra-resistant and scratch-proof material means a new, much more sophisticated version is trickling its way into workshops around the world. Chanel and its Cosmique de Chanel series is a stellar example, with its collection of ceramic and 18-carat white gold rings. Louis Vuitton and its ceramic and pink gold Clous ring, a nod to the nails traditionally used on LVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trunks, is also worth a mention. Ceramic has never been so dynamic.

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ACTIVE COLLABORATION Sportswear giants are teetering on the edge of high fashion following a wave of creative collaborations. First up, Nike has partnered with Acronymâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Johanna Schneider on its NikeLab x JFS line. Based on the wearerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activity, the collection is about building a workout wardrobe but also making it functional for a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day-to-day life. Look out for the sleeveless cape and culotte shorts. Up next is adidas and its alliance with Kolorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Junichi Abe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; previous adidas collaborations include Raf Simons and Mary Katrantzou. Comprising 23 items, Abeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s input is prevalent throughout the entire collection.


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16 FAREWELL, OLD FRIEND

This year is the end of the (production) line for a number of notable wheels. Investors would do well to buy this four-wheel classic...

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LAND ROVER DEFENDER

/DQG5RYHULVFDOOLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDOFKDSWHU RQLWV'HIHQGHUZKLFKĂ&#x20AC;UVWODXQFKHG in 1948. To mark the occasion, the carmaker has unveiled four limited edition Defenders for 2015, including a colourful collaboration with British designer, Sir Paul Smith. Taking inspiration from the British countryside, as well as colours historically seen on Defenders used by the Armed Forces, the designer has used 27 different colours on the exterior panels and a mix of leather and fabric for the seats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Defender is a British icon,â&#x20AC;? says Smith.

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Founded by Oki Sato in 2002, this Japanese design collective is the winner of the Maison & Objetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Designer of the Year 2015 award. Known for its uncluttered approach to design, the studioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pieces range from sculptural furniture to home accessories. 1. Shirt for COS. 2. Chocolatexture for Maison & Objet 2015. 3. Chocolatexture lounge. 4. Camper/nendo sunglasses. nendo.jp

DIGITAL DISPATCHES KEATONROW.COM This online styling service offers free styling advice and personlised lookbooks for clients looking to ramp up their wardrobe. From hand-picked RXWĂ&#x20AC;WVWRUHJXODUDGYLFHJHWWLQJ dressed just got easier.

EATWITH.COM Find yourself in a new city without a friend? Fear not. Eatwith.com pairs the epicurious with a home cooked meal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; literally. Simply click your location and a host family will pop up with a menu, location and dinner time. Bon appĂŠtit.

3RDHOME.COM A reciprocal travel club for luxury second homeowners, 3rd Home helps the wealthy rent out their vacation homes. If your abode is in a desirable location with quality furnishings and amenities, you can join the club.

HTWSHOES.COM Heel The World is a Ghanaian premier shoemaker that makes bespoke footwear and leather accessories for men. More a social enterprise than shoe company, all HTW products are handmade in Ghana.


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17 AN INTERVIEW WITH…

Francesca $PÀWKHDWURI

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Design Director at Tiffany & Co.

“Tiffany & Co. has always been a company of great innovators and risk takers who are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. This frame of mind links directly to the founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, who was one of the greatest entrepreneurs and businessmen of his time, long before these terms even existed. Tiffany is now one of the most iconic American brands with a 177-year history. With such a rich heritage and design legacy, I cannot think of a more

exciting place to be as a jewellery designer. In my design process, I like to start with a dream. I love the journey of taking a bold idea and doing all the practical and technical thinking that makes a piece possible to produce beautifully. I start with a concept, something I can envision in my head and it won’t go away until I put it down on paper. I like to start with a hand drawing as I feel it gives your design a more human element and makes

DQ\WKLQJSRVVLEOH,DOVRÀQGJUHDW VDWLVIDFWLRQLQGLVWLOOLQJDQGUHÀQLQJ a design until it is just exactly what it needs to be, nothing more, nothing less. Simplicity is often the ultimate goal. As a trained jeweller, I believe you have to be curious about your surroundings. You are exposed to so many different arts and cultures around the world so you have to have an open mind and a curious eye. You need a lot of energy, and must keep a lookout for what’s next, what’s new, what’s on

the edge. And you need to be forever excited about what’s possible. Jewellery is a great way of expressing your personality. We have always adorned ourselves and used jewellery as a sort of completion of ourselves. I believe it is art for the body and a way of making your mark in a tangible, beautiful way.” Tiffany & Co. can be found at The Avenues in Atlantis, The Palm. For information, call (+971) 4 422 0187.


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BESPOKE In The BIG APPLE There are department stores. There are boutiques. And then there is Yuta Powell, the lady behind the only address stylish shoppers need to know about. Atlantis, The Magazine steps inside her New York salon and discovers why this Swedish-born entrepreneur is not your average fashion buyer


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Praised for bringing haute horology to the region back in the 1950s, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is one of the Middle East’s most celebrated brands. A century since the birth of its late founder, Ahmed Qasim Seddiqi, hear KRZWKLVIDPLO\UXQÀUP became a leading luxury timepiece retailer

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As well as founding the brand, the late Ahmed Qasim Seddiqi was a keen watch collector, having started collecting high quality Swiss timepieces back in 1940. Let’s take a look inside the family archive...

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f you have a particular penchant for high-end watches then the chances are you’ve come across Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. Founded by the late Ahmed Qasim Seddiqi in 1950 with a single store in Dubai, the business has grown to become the region’s leading luxury timepiece retailer, with close to 60 stores dotted across the UAE. The business, which remains family-owned, with the board of directors and executive committee made up of the second, third and fourth generations of the Seddiqi family, is today regarded as one of the most successful names in Middle Eastern commerce.

$IWHUHVWDEOLVKLQJKLVÀUVWVWRUHLQ Souk Bur Dubai, the pivotal moment for Ahmed Qasim Seddiqi came in 1952. Following the recommendation of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons became WKHRIÀFLDOGLVWULEXWRUIRU5ROH[LQ Dubai and the Northern Emirates. With the venerable Swiss brand on board, other luxury marques soon followed, including Patek Philippe (1960), Chopard (1972), Harry Winston (1980), Audemars Piguet (1982) and Hublot (1987). They have remained with the company, which today has a portfolio of more than 54 of the world’s most


Left: Abdul Hamied Seddiqi. Right: Bovetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rising Star Tourbillon.

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prestigious watch brands, making it the largest retailer of Swiss watches in the Middle East. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a wonderful introduction to the business from my father,â&#x20AC;? says vice chairman Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, who worked in the Foreign Ministry in the 1970s, before completing further studies in Switzerland and joining the Ă&#x20AC;UPLQ´:KHQ,ZDVDWVFKRRO my brothers and I worked at his shop because there was nothing else to entertain us. We would help out with everything â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to start young is the best way to learn many things.â&#x20AC;? As the business grew, the company became the driving force

of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horological industry, RUJDQLVLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWZDWFKH[KLELWLRQLQ the UAE at the Riviera Hotel in 1965. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, since its foundation, helped to establish what LVQRZDVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWZDWFKPDUNHWKHUH in the UAE,â&#x20AC;? explains RĂŠmy Julia, Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watch expert in Dubai. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The knowledge and passion the Seddiqi family has shared with their clients is something the entire industry has EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WHGIURPRYHUWKHSDVW\HDUVÂľ Over the decades, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons has continued to expand its network of stores, offering high-end Swiss watches to clients including royalty and politicians. It has also been applauded for bringing notable watchmaking gatherings to Dubai, such as the Grand Prix dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). Touted as the Oscars of the watch world, the GPHG made its inaugural visit to Dubai back in 2013 thanks, in part, to Abdul Hamied who was appointed ambassador of the Fine Watchmaking Industry for the Middle (DVWUHJLRQE\WKH/D)RQGDWLRQGHOD Haute Horlogerie in 2008. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a family business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; four generations have made our company

what it is today,â&#x20AC;? says the vice chairman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The passion and admiration we share for luxury Swiss timepieces runs deep in all of us and the vision and philosophy of our late founder will guide us for generations to come. It has not been an easy journey for us but you need to be really strong in order to take on what life throws at you.â&#x20AC;? Today, the UAE is by far the largest luxury watch market in the Middle East, with over US$1 billion worth of Swiss timepieces shipped to the Emirates in 2013, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. How, then, does Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons ensure it has the inventory and know-how to cater to this lucrative market? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You should always stick to what you do best â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many people try to be too diverse,â&#x20AC;? says Abdul Hamied. ´/X[XU\LVZKDWZHGRDQGZHGRLW well. If you take care to be excellent at just one thing, then you can become the EHVWLQ\RXUĂ&#x20AC;HOGÂľ

Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is located at The Avenues at Atlantis, The Palm; seddiqi.com / +971 4 422 0233.


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PERFECT Grand arrivals, aquatic action and al fresco dining – Martin Beck’s pictures capture Atlantis, The Palm at its most charming STYLING

NATALIE HARPER HOWELL HAIR & MAKE-UP

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ROYAL BRIDGE SUITE DID YOU KNOW? Start your holiday by checking into Atlantis, The Palm’s grandest suite, the one-of-a-kind Royal Bridge Suite. Connecting the resort’s two towers, this palatial pad was designed by Wilson Associates and blends exotic materials, ancient artifacts and stunning sculptures. Turn to SDJHWR´QGRXWPRUH


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Clockwise from top left: Smalto shirt from Levant Accessories, and Lacoste trousers and belt from Lacoste; P.A.R.O.S.H top and trousers from B>More; ChloĂŠ top and shorts from Angels; Fendi T-shirt and jeans from Angels. Shop this look: Levant Accessories (levant.com; +971 4 450 3622), Lacoste (lacoste.com; +971 4 422 0294), B>More (bugatti. ae; +971 4 422 0338) and Angels (+971 4 422 0373) can be found in The Avenues at Atlantis, The Palm.


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THE AMBASSADOR LAGOON DID YOU KNOW? Atlantis, The Palm is home to over 65,000 marine animals including stingrays, Moray eels, hammour, piranha, white tip reef sharks and zebra sharks.

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Children’s swimwear from Legends Of Atlantis. Adult swimwear models’ own. Shop this look: Legends Of Atlantis (+971 4 426 1424) can be found in The Avenues at Atlantis, The Palm.

AQUAVENTURE DID YOU KNOW? Aquaventure is the only waterpark in The Middle East that offers Marine Animal Experiences including a Shark Safari and Cownose Ray Feeding.


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RONDA LOCATELLI DID YOU KNOW? Created in partnership with Italian celebrity chef Giorgio Locatelli, Ronda Locatelli presents a sophisticated menu tracing its roots back to classic Italian cuisine. Here, age-old cooking techniques merge with Locatelli’s own culinary interpretations.

From left to right: Lacoste shirt from Lacoste; Chloé dress from Angels; P.A.R.O.S.H dress from B>More. Shop this look: Lacoste (lacoste.com; +971 4 422 0294), Angels (+971 4 422 0373) and B>More (bugatti.ae; +971 4 422 0338) can be found in The Avenues at Atlantis, The Palm.


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The signature Royal Bridge Suite – the most luxurious in the resort – measures in at 924 square metres, and ERDVWVµRRUWRFHLOLQJYLHZV of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf.

From left to right: Chloé T-shirt and trousers from Angels; P.A.R.O.S.H top and Ultra Chic skirt from B>More; Lacoste T-shirt from Lacoste; Suit, model’s own. Shop this look: Angels (+971 4 422 0373), B>More (bugatti.ae; +971 4 422 0338) and Lacoste (lacoste.com; +971 4 422 0294) can be found in The Avenues at Atlantis, The Palm.


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Clockwise from left: The Underwater Suite; Dale Chihulyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glass sculpture; Murals by Albino Gonzalez; The Lost Chambers.

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owing well-heeled travellers and Hollywood stars is something we do extremely well here at Atlantis, The Palm. Perhaps its greatest ‘wow-factor’, though, can be found in the Royal Bridge Suite. On stepping inside this one-ofa-kind suite, which spans the arch linking the hotel’s two Royal Towers, you’re instantly whisked away into a luxurious, mythical world unsurpassed in Dubai. Over the years, I’ve watched hotel design come on leaps and bounds in terms of the level of quality and attention to detail, and I don’t know about you but the first thing I do as soon as I arrive at a new hotel is explore the room (in this case, suite) to see what’s on offer. Reached by private elevator for optimum privacy, this palatial pad boasts a master en-suite bedroom, two additional en-suite bedrooms, a dining area, large reception area, majlis, library, games room and media centre. It, too, has its own guarded entrance along with a dedicated team of experts, from private butler (that’s me) and concierge to chefs. Then there is the floor-to-ceiling windows, which merely serve as expansive picture frames for capturing the stunning views across the Dubai skyline and Arabian Gulf. With enough room for six adults and three children, the Wilson and Associatesdesigned suite truly is the last word in luxury. Step outside, onto one of the suite’s spacious terraces, and you’ll find a number of al fresco areas peppered with seating options and secluded areas – perfect for soaking up the spectacular views or throwing a soirée.

Back inside and the décor is as impactful as the main entrance – think palatial grandeur on a mega scale. The soft aquatic colour palette is paired with splashes of gold, while the highceilings open up the stunning space further. Then there’s the finer details: chandeliers modelled on jellyfish, imposing columns reflective of coral reef and ceiling murals displayed like works of art. At the Royal Bridge Suite, those special moments become lifetime memories.

BOOK THIS ROOM For more information about the Royal Bridge Suite, visit the reception at Atlantis, The Palm. Alternatively, visit atlantisthepalm.com or email reservations@atlantisthepalm.com.

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Winner of best seafood restaurant three years in a row, Ossiano serves elegant seafood alongside the hotel’s mesmerizing aquarium.* ORDER: The new Saturday afternoon tea with caviar

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Contemporary Japanese with South $PHULFDQLQÁXHQFHV ORDER: Black cod in miso

New York-style steakhouse perfect for the whole family. ORDER: Atlantis Beef (turn to page WRÀQGRXWPRUH

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Authentic Italian cuisine from North and South Italy. ORDER: One of chef Giulio /RPEDUGL·VZRRGÀUHGSL]]DV

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Winner of best Chinese restaurant, YUAN serves contemporary Chinese with a modern twist.* ORDER: The traditional Xiaolongbao steamed bun

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Award-winning Asian cuisine with a reputation to match. ORDER: The Friday brunch, the biggest party in Dubai

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Classic Lebanese prepared from a panoramic show kitchen. ORDER: Lamb shank and shisha

Relaxed beachside dining venue which transforms into a lively bar at night. ORDER: The king prawns

POSEIDON CAFÉ

Casual bites served in front of The Ambassador Lagoon. ORDER: Continental breakfast, served 8am to 11am

THE EDGE

Mediterranean cuisine served beachside. ORDER: A grilled seafood platter and a signature cocktail

THE SHORE

Tex-Mex cuisine served next to the Royal Pool. ORDER: An authentic Mexican chimichanga

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Traditional Arabian coffee house for refuelling during the day. ORDER: Classic afternoon tea, served 2pm to 5.30pm *Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2015

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SCAN THIS PAGE TO FIND OUT WHAT MAKES OSSIANO SO SPECTACULAR

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Restaurant Reservations: To avoid disappointment, reservations are encouraged throughout the resort. Book online at atlantisthepalm.com/restaurants, contact Restaurant Reservations on +971 4 426 2626 or email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com Restaurant Admission: Children are welcome to dine in all Atlantis restaurants during the daytime. In the evening, dining policies apply at all bars and in Nobu, Ossiano, YUAN and Nasimi Beach. Dress Code: In keeping with the relaxed ambience of the resort, the restaurant dress code is resort casual during the day and smart casual in the evening. GET HAPPY

The Avenues LA BRASSERIE

A modern brasserie serving unique and innovative French dishes. ORDER: Gin-cured salmon with sea herbs and pickled cucumber

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A cool fast-food joint offering a blend of two Middle Eastern favourites, shawama and falafel. ORDER: The signature shawafel wrap

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A fun and family friendly burger joint serving gourmet burgers to go. ORDER: The ‘Beast Burger’

ASIA REPUBLIC

Cuisine from the Far East served in a beautifully decorated restaurant. ORDER: Curry Laksa followed by Chinese tea

Happy hour takes place at various points around the resort throughout the week. Four great options can be found here... N’Dulge: 2-for-1 daily from 7pm to 8pm Barazura: 2-for-1 daily from 8pm to 9pm and 11pm to 12am %HHIHDWHUDW6HDÀUH 50% discount on all wine bottles every Monday, 5pm to 11.30pm; and kids dine IRUIUHH WHUPVDQGFRQGLWLRQVDSSO\

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Stop by N’Dulge nightclub or Barazura and explore the extensive wine list and cocktail menu. Every Wednesday to Saturday, singer and pianist Tatiana Sytnichenko entertains guests at Barazura.


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or those not quite so on top of alternative therapies, a quick chat with Geraldine Howard will see you right. As the co-founder of one of the leading experts in aromatherapy, Howard knows her oils from her actives, her serums from her scrubs. She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think much of the chemicals used in modern make-up. Nor does she like dishonest skincare products. She isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fussed about beauty trends. She is, however, passionate DERXWHVVHQWLDORLOV2UWREHPRUHVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;F Aromatherapy Associates, the essential oils company she set up with Sue Beechey back in 1985. An oil for de-stressing? Naturally. A concoction for sleeping? Of course. She also takes the elderly very seriously (the De-Stress Muscle Oil reveals as much). Plus, the inspiration behind said oils deserve a whole chapter of their own. 2QKHUQHYHUHQGLQJTXHVWWRĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHEHVWEOHQGV Geraldine Howard takes time out to talk business, blending and lifting herself out of a black hole.

How did you get started in the essential oils business? I was studying cosmetic science at the London College of Fashion in the 1970s and was a little disillusioned with many cosmetics when I met Micheline Arcier, a leading aromatherapist, who gave me a wonderful new perspective. I went on to work alongside Micheline learning about the properties of essential oils and was staggered by the incredible results I saw from using them, both on the quality of the skin and on the way they made people feel.

So starting your own brand was a natural next step? I met Sue (Beechey) when I worked with Micheline and we went on to set up a small treatment centre in Fulham, giving treatments and blending oils for clients, including many famous faces. Demand was so high that we had a huge waiting list for treatments and an enormous demand for oils â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that was 1985 and Aromatherapy Associates was born.

Aromatherapy. What is it and how has consumer understanding evolved over the years? Aromatherapy was seen as very hippy and

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;alternativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the 1970s, with no awareness or understanding about what essential oils could really achieve at all. When we launched, we made it our mission to make it as easy as possible for consumers to use and understand products whilst also making the packaging luxurious enough for people to want to have in their homes.

Back in 2012 you suffered from a rare form of eye cancer. How has your personal journey impacted you professionally? All the products we have created have come from a personal need or from the needs of our clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or people we work closely with. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d always wanted a clear hydrating mask that would really replenish dehydrated skin but not be heavy on the skin. So we designed the Renewing Hydrating Mask, which is perfect when travelling as no one knows youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wearing it. I launched the Inner Strength Collection whilst going through a challenging health crisis. I was mid-way through treatment and had what I describe as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;black holeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; moment, which is very unlike me. I went to our oil blends and realised that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have one that was quite what I needed, so ,EOHQGHGRQHVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDOO\DQGLWKHOSHGHQRUPRXVO\

Everyone needs a mentor. Who are yours? We are proud to trace a direct line back to the very beginnings of modern aromatherapy, so Micheline Arcier, who I originally studied under; Marguerite Maury, an Austrian biochemist and skincare pioneer; and Jean Valnet, an expert in the science of essential oils.

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next for Aromatherapy Associates? We are continuously researching the very latest natural ingredients to deliver the very best SURGXFWV)RUH[DPSOHRXU5RVH,QĂ&#x20AC;QLW\&ROOHFWLRQ incorporates the latest technology, including Nobel Prize-winning research, and uses powerful natural ingredients that deliver results in just three weeks. We are also expanding with our business partners in spas and hotels, such as Atlantis, The Palm and ShuiQi Spa & Fitness, which continues to support our mission to bring the very best in aromatherapy treatments and products to the market.


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THE TREATMENT

Experience Aromatherapy Associatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; exclusive Inner Strength Collection at ShuiQi Spa & Fitness at Atlantis, The Palm. With three options available â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 120 minutes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this full-body massage treatment is designed to encourage a positive frame of mind and inner strength. The oils used throughout the treatment are a powerful blend of clary sage and frankincense (to focus the mind), cardamom and rosemary (to help fortify physical strength), rose and vetivert (to calm and heal), and geranium (to balance emotions and stimulate circulation). )RUUHVHUYDWLRQVDW6KXL4L6SD  )LWQHVVFDOORUHPDLO VSD#DWODQWLVWKHSDOPFRP

DISCOVER MORE AT SHUIQI SPA & FITNESS Throughout April, spa guests can indulge in Shiseidoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ultimune Treatment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an exclusive package comprising a radiance facial, a Shiseido gift and free access to Atlantis, The Palmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pool and beach area. Time to slip off your shoes and relax.

Inside ShuiQi Spa & Fitness at Atlantis, The Palm

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OUT & ABOUT

MARCH APRIL - -JUNE MAY 2015 | ISSUE 01

Dubai: meet the people, visit the sights and experience its best bits


OUT & ABOUT DUBAI INSIDER

64 DUBAI INSIDER

ATLANTIS, THE MAGAZINE

All you need to know to navigate the city


OUT & ABOUT DUBAI INSIDER

65 GEOGRAPHY The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and its capital, Abu Dhabi. Formed on December 2, 1971, the UAE covers 83,600 square kilometres, with the desert dominating most of this area. Dubai, which has been ruled by the reigning Al Maktoum family since 1833, has an area of 3,885 square kilometres.

TRADITIONAL DRESS Emirati men usually dress in a kandora (an all-white shirt-dress and headdress) while local women opt for a shayla (an all-black cloak and headscarf). It is not uncommon to see a shayla customised with embroidery, embellishment or the odd splash of colour. GO SOCIAL Shisha is an enduring symbol of Middle Eastern culture and hugely popular in Dubai. While the apparatus looks complex, it is fairly simple to VDPSOHDPL[WXUHRIWREDFFRDQGVZHHWĂ DYRXULQJLV burnt and, prior to being inhaled, the smoke is cooled with water. Many cafĂŠs across the city offer shisha while you dine. CONVERSATIONAL CHEAT SHEET There is a handful of key Arabic phrases that will see you through your holiday. Marhaba, hello; Sabah al-khayr, good morning; Massaa al-khayr, good evening; Minfadlak, please; Shukran, thank you; and Maâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;assalama, goodbye. Most signage and tourist information is in English should your Arabic efforts fail you. GETTING AROUND The obvious choice is a Dubai Taxi, which can be pre-booked or picked up on the street. A quick glance at the taxi travel calculator on dubaitaxi.ae will tell you how much your journey will cost. The Dubai Metro and new Dubai Tram system are two other great ways to explore the city â&#x20AC;&#x201C; visit dubaimetro.eu and alsufouhtram.com for maps and travel times. INTREPID EXPLORERS If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking to cover all seven emirates you need to hire a car. Various car hire companies operate in Dubai, with international brands Hertz, Budget and Dollar/Thrifty three reliable options. 6WHSRXWVLGH$WODQWLV7KH3DOPDQG\RX¡OOĂ&#x20AC;QGDSRG of Byky hire bikes. A relatively new concept in the emirate, visitors can pick up a pay-as-you-go bike and explore Palm Jumeirah and beyond (Byky also has stations in Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina; visit bykystations.com for a station map).

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LOCAL CUSTOMS Five times a day you are almost certain to hear a VLQJLQJQRLVHĂ&#x20AC;OOWKHDLU7KLVLVWKHFDOOWRSUD\HU when Muslims either head to a mosque or simply stand and pray. Should you wish to visit a mosque, stop by Jumeirah Mosque, which is open to the public Sunday to Thursday (closed Fridays).


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OLD DAYS, OLD WAYS

Follow Dubai’s bloggers to the some of the city’s coolest spots…

THE DHOW From its architecture to its cuisine, Dubai has a rich and storied past, the seeds of which were set back in the 1800s. One favourite pastime that has stood the test of time is its mode of transport: the sturdy dhow boat. Used primarily for trade between the Arabian Gulf, the dhow is a common sight around the city – be it alongside WKH'XEDL&UHHNRUÁRDWLQJGRZQWKH waterways at Festival City. Known for two distinctive features – it’s triangular sail and its stitched construction – the dhow, often referred to as an abra, is as much part of Middle Eastern history as it is a tourist attraction. Here’s where you can hop on board…

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DUBAI CREEK $ORQJWKHFLW\·VZDWHUZD\\RX·OOÀQGD number of abra stations. For just Dhs2, the small dhows will transport you from one side of the Creek (Baniyas Road) to the other (Dubai Old Souk).

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DHOW OVER DINNER Various tour operators offer dhow cruises while you dine, with most vessels air-conditioned for comfort. Visit arabian-adventures.com for more information.

The blog: A tour of the world’s coffee shops and ice cream parlours DRI DRI Why? It offers divine Italian gelato produced daily in-store. The chocolate gelato is the best – creamy DQGULFKLQÁDYRXU Taxi: The Walk, JBR JOGA COFFEE Why? Known only to the Media City crowd, the barista pays attention to every detail. Taxi: Dubai Media City @stracciatellaemacchiato MYFASHDIARY.COM FOUNDER

Tala Samman The blog: a curated guide to fashion, beauty, travel and food MARQUEE SALON Why? Just because. The salon has a very retro feel – I end up getting a blowout at their blow dry bar and love the fact that they use Kevin Murphy hair products. Taxi: Emirates Hills S*UCE BOUTIQUE Why? I always end up discovering talented upand-coming designers here, and buying unique pieces. Taxi: The Dubai Mall @myfashdiary

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CATCH THE ACTION The annual Al Gaffal Dhow Race sails into town this May. Spectators can catch the action from the coastline or on board specially chartered Dubai Ferries. Ask concierge for details. HOLIDAY HOTLIST…

Ritchie Plaza Concierge at Atlantis, The Palm Local Favourites For an authentic Emirati experience, head to the Saturday cultural brunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding or book a tour around Jumeirah Mosque. cultures.ae Perfect View For panoramic views across the city, nothing beats the view from the world’s highest observation deck, the newly launched At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY, found on level 148. burjkhalifa.ae Let’s Go Outside The Beach at JBR is one of the city’s newest outdoor experiences. Located opposite Jumeirah Beach Residences, this 300,000-sqft space is home to a range of restaurants and stores. thebeach.ae


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LET’S GO OUTSIDE For more information on all the activities featured here, visit Atlantis, The Palm’s Resort Activity Booking Point. Located in the East and West Tower, the help desk is open 9am to 10pm.

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OUT & ABOUT CONCEPT EXPERIENCES

70 ON THE FRINGE

Outside of Dubaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glitzy malls thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a raft of independent concept stores and experiences to enjoy, if you know where WRĂ&#x20AC;QGWKHP+HUHDUHD few worth checking outâ&#x20AC;Ś

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cARTel

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FOUNDED

2013 by Peter Richweisz and May Barber CONCEPT

A wearable art gallery-cum-boutique LOCATION

Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz PRODUCT RANGE

Avant-garde, one-of-a-kind pieces from international designers TAXI

Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz From the outside it looks like an abandoned warehouse desperate for some architectural attention. Step inside, however, and a carefully curated selection of limited edition clothing awaits. Providing the quirky interior does not detract your eye from the job at hand (think abstract units, monochrome dĂŠcor and exposed Ă&#x20AC;[WXUHV WLPHVSHQWLQVSHFWLQJWKHUDLOV at this two-storey warehouse is time ZHOOVSHQW´:KHQZHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVWDUWHG we intended to provide a dynamic platform for avant-garde designers,â&#x20AC;? says co-founder May Barber. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We felt that the local scene, though rich with extensive fashion offerings, still lacked individuality when it came to contemporary fashion. The scene is bombarded heavily with shopping malls with predictable experiences and typical stores. In the cARTel, we reintroduce the boutique experience that is all about individuality while contextualising the store within one of Dubaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hidden gems, Alserkal Avenue.â&#x20AC;? In store, each designer is given an â&#x20AC;&#x153;incubation space or unitâ&#x20AC;? shaped using irregular geometry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; another example of cARTelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emphasis on art being part of the shopping experience. When

LWFRPHVWRĂ&#x20AC;OOLQJWKHXQLWV%DUEHU has a strict selection process in place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look at three main things. First is aesthetics, as the designer should translate contemporary aesthetics, use interesting cuts and silhouettes, vary textures, and play on shapes and geometry. The other factor is of course quality. Although some of our designers are emerging, the attention to quality and techniques is crucial. The pieces should also be timeless. We often look for the hottest talents around the globe, so instead of settling only for the typical fashion weeks of Paris and London, we hunt talents from Tokyo, Seoul and Copenhagen fashion weeks. We even made it to Slovenia Fashion Week and discovered some amazing talent from that part of the world.â&#x20AC;? Currently, designers include avantgarde heavyweights Rad Hourani, Iris Van Herpen, Chalayan and Gareth Pugh, all of which will be unveiling limited edition pieces in store this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The designers we have are often exclusive to us and thus their designs are not available anywhere else in the region,â&#x20AC;? says Barber. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every piece comes as a limited edition piece to secure individuality.â&#x20AC;? WKHFDUWHOPH#WKHFDUWHOGXEDL


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BOXPARK FOUNDED

2015 CONCEPT

An urban shopping district LOCATION

Al Wasl Road PRODUCT RANGE

Plenty of retail stores and cool cafĂŠs TAXI

Al Wasl Road

It might be described as a pop-up mall but BOXPARK is far from a typical mall experience. For starters it is made out of shipping containers, with all units accessed from the street. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also open-air and, well, pretty darn cool. Peppered along a 1,200-metre stretch RISDYHPHQWYLVLWRUVZLOOĂ&#x20AC;QG industrial containers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many of which are occupied and open for business. There are edgy retail stores, ice cream parlours, food outlets and artistic displays all bunched together for an urban shopping experience. Say hello to some tenants... V. ADIDAS ORIGINALS

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DRI DRI Looking for authentic Italian gelato at its best? Grab your spoon and head to Dri Dri. Experts in ice cream, the parlour prides itself on the use of completely natural ingredients. This VHDVRQ¡Và DYRXUVLQFOXGH&UHPD'UL Dri. What will it be, one scoop or two?

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MARIMEKKO â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emotional, even crazy, but never dull,â&#x20AC;? is how Marimekkoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design director of prints describes the Finnish companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pieces. And on stepping inside Marimekkoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BOXPARK branch, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to agree. The place pops with colour in all the right places. Grab a signature print before you leave.

ADIDAS ORIGINALS adidas has been experiencing a renaissance of late, with models and fashion designers scrambling over themselves to work with the brand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Raf Simons and Mary Katrantzou to name but a few. Stop by the sportswear ODEHO¡V%2;3$5.VWRUHDQGĂ&#x20AC;QGRXW why.

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TOMS This Californian-based ethical brand creates shoes with a difference. With every pair of shoes bought, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie matches them with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. And so far, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s donated over 35 million pairs of shoes.

ONEPIECE Like Marmite, you either love them or hate them. For shoppers with a penchant for a onesie, stop by OnePiece â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Norwegian brand that made the onesie hip. Pet owners, take note: thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even an option for dogs. ER[SDUNDH#ER[SDUNGXEDL


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WHEN DID YOU COME UP WITH THE CONCEPT? FOUNDED :KHQ,Ă&#x20AC;UVWPRYHGWR'XEDLDQGHYHQ 2003 by Fatima Ghobash, Zayan in Beirut before that, I used to design a Ghandour and Dina Saleh range of limited edition T-shirts, which CONCEPT I sold at a friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boutique. One day at A multibrand fashion a dinner I happened to be sitting next and lifestyle concept to Fatima Ghobash and it turned out LOCATION that she had been one of the biggest 6HYHQORFDWLRQV DQGĂ&#x20AC;YHGLIIHUHQW fans of my T-shirt range. We shared our FRQFHSWV LQWKH8$(LQFOXGLQJV XFH love for travel, fashion and discovering On-Sea at The Beach Dubai small boutiques in Europe and so the PRODUCT RANGE idea for s*uce was born. Contemporary brands mixed in with limited edition pieces WHAT WAS YOUR INTENTION TAXI WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED OUT? The Beach, JBR We were just three girls trying to create a shopping experience like no other, offering exclusive up-and-coming â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;? brands that werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t available anywhere else in the region. We wanted to offer all the things that we had wanted to buy RXUVHOYHVEXWFRXOGQ¡WĂ&#x20AC;QGLQDXQLTXH and inspiring shopping environment. s*uce

HOW DO YOU SELECT YOUR DESIGNERS? We always bought brands that were new and exciting. As a result we are RIWHQWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWREULQJLQWHUQDWLRQDO brands to the region including now famous designers such as Mary Katrantzou, Simone Rocha, Henry Holland, Sacai and Ek Thongprasert. We have also been huge supporters of local talent, and are now very happy to be seen as a launchpad for young designers in the region. WHAT KIND OF SHOPPING EXPERIENCE CAN BE FOUND AT S*UCE? Most people come to s*uce looking WRĂ&#x20AC;QGVRPHWKLQJIDVKLRQIRUZDUG unique and, quite often, by a regional designer. We have about 500 brands at s*uce, and about 100 of which are regional, from Essa to Bil Arabi, Mar Mar and more.

WHAT NEXT FOR S*UCE? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just opened three new concepts: Saucette for kidswear, s*uce ROCKS, ZKLFKLVVROHO\GHGLFDWHGWRĂ&#x20AC;QH jewellery, and s*uce On-Sea, which is our loungewear and beachwear offering. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also been a lot of interest for us to expand regionally and internationally so who knows â&#x20AC;&#x201C; watch this space. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also just opened the Ă&#x20AC;UVWVWDQGDORQHVWRUHIRUP\RZQ brand, Zayan the Label, which has been a lot of fun. VKRSDWVDXFHFRP #VDXFHORYHV

Ƹ7KH%HDFK'XEDLORFDWHGLQ'XEDL Marina, is one of the emirateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest developments. Aside from the coastal views and vast esplanade, it boasts beachside running tracks, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor cinema. WKHEHDFKDH


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experience so the education already starts when a client asks a question about a watch. We take our time, sit down with the client and talk watches. It is about the story behind a watch, the history and lots of details.â&#x20AC;? momentumGXEDLFRP#PRPHQWXPGXEDL

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THE PLACE

The Ripe Food & Craft Market FOUNDED

2013 by Becky Balderstone CONCEPT

An organic farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market for people with a penchant for good food LOCATION

Zabeel Park PRODUCT RANGE

Local produce to-go, food stalls serving snacks, plenty of coffee and kitsch crafts

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Zabeel Park, Gate 1 It started with a box for founder Becky Balderstone who, back in 2011, realised that she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t source organic, fresh local produce boxes LQWKH8$(0DQ\PRQWKVODWHUWKH concept of Ripeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boxes was born â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a box made up of food selected from a number of organic farms throughout the region. Fast forward two years and Balderstone took her green mission one step further with the launch of The Ripe Food & Craft Market (and, most recently, the Ripe Night Market at Al %DUVKD3RQG3DUN 

Located at the Dubai Creek end of Sheikh Zayed Road, the market is held every Friday from 9am to 5pm. Focused solely on local artisans and food producers, look out for contemporary jewellery by Pomegranate, organic soaps from The Camel Soap Company and cute kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; toys from Harmony House. The location, naturally, provides the perfect setting for an afternoon picnic in the park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with your food bought fresh from the market, of course. Bon appĂŠtit! ULSHPHFRP#ULSHIUHVK

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IN THE CITY Navigate Dubai’s burgeoning art districts with this compact guide. Ready, set, go…

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Historical | Intimate | Authentic

So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no surprise that one of Dubaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest settlement areas provides the base and backdrop for one the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most authentic art districts. Al Fahidi, previously known as Bastakiya, is a stunning cluster of wind towers, winding walkways and art galleries (some of Dubaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest, actually). The residents love it because it reminds them of days gone by, while tourists like it for the ample photo opportunities and stunning architecture. Its location, too, adds to the neighbourhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appeal. Found on the Bur Dubai side of Dubai Creek, visitors can take a walk along the famous waterway, which cuts through the heart of Dubai, passing the many market stalls, food stops and abra stations as you go. If time is on your side, hop on board an abra (Dhs2) and cross the creek to Baniyas Road. A quick march forward will lead you to the Spice Souk, Gold Souk and various authentic bolt-holes buzzing with activity.

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The Majlis Gallery The Majlis Gallery is purportedly the oldest gallery in Dubai, having been established in 1989. Today, an HYHUFKDQJLQJFROOHFWLRQRIĂ&#x20AC;QHDUWJODVVFHUDPLFV DQGIXUQLWXUHLVGLVSOD\HGWKURXJKRXWWKHĂ&#x20AC;YHPDLQ rooms and the courtyard of the house. Catch: A great supporter of local art, look out for work by Emirati artist Abdul Qader Al Rais (pictured). themajlisgallery.com

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XVA Gallery Established in 2003, XVA is one of the leading galleries in the Middle East that specialises in contemporary art from the Arab world. Here, cultural identities and perspectives are explored and prejudice and borders are ignored. Catch:2QVLWHYLVLWRUVZLOOĂ&#x20AC;QGDYHJHWDULDQ cafĂŠ serving a selection of freshly-prepared food. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay once described XVA as his favourite cafĂŠ in Dubai. xvagallery.com

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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding 7KLVQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRUJDQLVDWLRQZDVVHWXSWRHGXFDWH visitors and expatriates about the traditions and customs of the UAE. From its base in a wind tower house, the centre offers a range of activities for tourists, including culinary adventures, cultural expeditions and Arabic classes. Catch: The Cultural Brunch on Saturdays or the 90-minute Heritage Tour, a guided walk around Al Fahidi. For timings, visit cultures.ae.

IF YOU REMEMBER ONE THING WHEN BUYING ART IN DUBAI, THIS IS IT â&#x20AC;&#x153;Learn from the dealer about the origin of the piece, the proven track records of either the piece (if historical) or the designer. An added YDOXHLVWRĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWLIDQ\RIWKHSLHFHV made by the designer have ever been acquired by a museum. As you look for a collectible creation, you have to Ă&#x20AC;QGRXWDERXWWKHQXPEHURISLHFHV produced from this series or if it is a unique one. The dealer should always KDQGRYHUDFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHRIDXWKHQWLFLW\ Finally, if in any doubt, your best friend is Google.â&#x20AC;? CYRIL ZAMMIT Director of Design Days Dubai


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ALSERKAL AVENUE, AL QUOZ Diverse | Eclectic | Edgy

On pulling up outside Alserkal Avenue youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be right to assume that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken a wrong turn. The dusty roads and bleak-looking warehouses are IDUUHPRYHGIURPWKHFUHDWLYHHQHUJ\WKDWĂ RZV inside this vibrant district. Located off Street 8 in Al Quoz, this edgy plot was set up in 2007 by Emirati philanthropist Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, with LWVĂ&#x20AC;UVWJDOOHU\PRYLQJLQD\HDUODWHU$SSODXGHG for broadening the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural landscape and contributing to Dubaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation as a contemporary art hub, this galleries-in-warehouses concept is home to a quirky combination of contemporary art spaces, offbeat stores, design studios, a private museum and a performing arts space. Often used as a venue for creative festivals and gatherings, such as the recent Alserkal Avenue Art Week, if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely to be here. This year sees the expansion of the avenue to incorporate a 3,353sqm events centre, outdoor courtyard and a host of new restaurants. For updates on future events and shows, visit allquozproject.com or alserkalavenue.ae.

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Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde 6LQFH,VDEHOOHYDQGHQ(\QGHRUJDQLVHGKHUĂ&#x20AC;UVW exhibition in Dubai in 2004, she has become one of Dubaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading authorities in contemporary art. Today, the gallery works with artists from Europe, Latin America and Africa, though often with some palpable connection to the Middle East.

Asia, Middle East and Europe, look out for Grey Noise and its activities at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Venice Biennale. Catch: Work by contemporary artist Hossein Valamanesh will be on show until April 25, followed by Irish artist Damien Flood, May to June. greynoise.org

Catch: Head to the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s base at unit 17 and view TENANT 03 Hassan Sharifâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest exhibition, which shows a new La Galerie Nationale side to the man known for turning cheap, massItâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the 20th century at La Galerie produced objects into art. ivde.net 1DWLRQDOHZKHUHRQHRIWKHPRVWSUROLĂ&#x20AC;FSHULRGV in design is celebrated at various points throughout the year. Since swinging open its doors in 2011, the TENANT 02 gallery has catapulted 20th-century design to the Grey Noise Middle Eastern market and for that, a trip here is From emerging to established, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the a must. creative noise at this contemporary art gallery, which Ă&#x20AC;UVWRSHQHGLQ/DKRUHLQEHIRUHUHORFDWLQJWR Catch: Work by Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst will Dubaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alserkal Avenue. Dedicated to showcasing be on show as part of Art Pulse, which runs until international artists with a focus on work from South April 27. galerie-nationale.com


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The wide range of customer that gravitates to Gate Village is testament to its success. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the white-collar workers from the neighbouring Dubai International Financial Centre, the cool crowd that dominates Downtown Dubai and, depending on when \RXYLVLWĂ&#x20AC;OPFUHZVIURP+ROO\ZRRG 7RP&UXLVH charged under The Gate Building for a scene in Mission: Impossible â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ghost Protocol back in 2011). Like the crowd, mixing and matching is part of the village experience: contemporary holed up with modern, sculpture positioned next to photography, Middle Eastern art shaking hands with European PDVWHUV$UWĂ&#x20AC;OOHGDQGDUFKLWHFWXUDOO\G\QDPLF thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than 10 galleries and ample restaurants to explore at Gate Village, which is shaping up to be an art space for all seasons.

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The Empty Quarter ,IĂ&#x20AC;QHDUWSKRWRJUDSK\IDQVYLVLWRQHJDOOHU\WKLV is it. Dedicated to showcasing, discovering and promoting all thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great about photography, The Empty Quarter is anything but empty. Big name exhibitions have included work by travel portrait photographer Mario Marino. Catch: 7 Princesses by photojournalist Steve McCurry. Running until April 16, the project celebrates the role of Emirati woman. theemptyquarter.com

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RIRA This two-storey gallery space is dedicated to representing contemporary artists from the Middle East. It also prides itself on offering a platform for regional talent to showcase their works beyond the social and political restrictions of their home country. Aside from monthly exhibitions, it hosts a curated programme of alternative events. Catch: A solo exhibition on Iranian artist Ali Shirazi, whose work encompasses the rich history and aesthetics of Islam and the greater Arab world. riragallery.com

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Opera Gallery Offering a selection of high-end contemporary paintings, photography, furniture and sculpture, as well as early modern masters and 19th-century pieces, Opera Gallery DIFC opened its doors in 2008. The gallery group, however, was founded by Gilles Dyan in Paris in 1994. Catch: Andre Brasilier and Mauro Corda will be in town April 15 to 29, followed by Korean artist Chae Sung-Pil from May 13 to 27. operagallery.com

Previous page, left to right: Artwork by Abdul Qader Al Rais; Artwork by Benjamin Senior. This page: Opera Gallery, Dubai.


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BUYER’S GUIDE

Michael Jeha, managing director of Christie’s Middle East, shares his top tips for purchasing art in the emirate

A is for Art: How to start a collection – what to collect and what makes an artwork collectible? All of the above sounds very simple but it can be H[WUHPHO\LQWLPLGDWLQJIRUDÀUVW timer. It helps to be gregarious and not afraid to ask questions to the staff of an auction house or gallery. My recommendation is that you need to keep looking to understand what is out there and what art speaks to you. B is for Business: The business in art is complex. There are private dealers, galleries, auction houses and museums. There should be absolutely no pressure to buy anything until you are ready, at least in most reputable places. What do you look for when you are ready to buy a work of art? It is the provenance of the piece, including exhibition and publication history. The best scenario is to be able to trace the history all the way back to the artist, especially if it is an early work by a senior artist. C is for Connoisseurship: There are collectors and then there are connoisseurs – these are not interchangeable terms. While a connoisseur may be a collector, a collector is not by default a connoisseur. It can take years, even decades, to become a connoisseur in a particular category in the art world. The mantra to becoming a connoisseur is to immerse yourself deeply and WKRURXJKO\LQDÀHOG&XULRVLW\RIPLQG is key to this path of passion, expertise, DQGUHÀQHPHQWµ

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