With her length of 162 metres, Dubai is the largest yacht in the world. She was originally commissioned by a Prince from Brunei and she was to be built at Blohm & Voss in co-operation with LÃ¼rssen. When a large part of the hull and superstructure of Project Panhandle/Golden Star was completed, the construction stopped [...]
Italian architectural firm Studiomobile have developed an interesting new vertical farm concept. The seawater vertical farm uses seawater to cool and humidify greenhouses and to convert sufficient humidity back in to fresh water to irrigate the crops. The project has been presented in dubai where there is an absence of fresh water and local cultivations, [...]
The Chinese Communist Party has told its members to embrace austerity after a series of embarrassing revelations about extravagant business trips. The latest scandal came when 14 officials from the southern province of Guangdong went on a two-week junket around Africa and the Middle East that included a stay at the Burj al-Arab, a seven-star [...]
The 17th edition of the biggest and most recognized international boat show in the Middle East, DIBS, will open its doors in Dubai from March 3 to March 7, 2009. There will be 721 companies representing 50 countries and a special section focusing on the world of diving. Gone are the days when the people [...]
X-Architects closely collaborated with Leen Vandaele, interior decorator architect and design consultant from Squisito, to create a houseboat that inventively combines the nautical lifestyle of relaxation and enjoyment with crisp architectural tectonics. The fundamental structure of the floating home is created from two catamaran beams, stainless steel and glass.
Like many expatriates, Safi Qurashi misses home. But now the Dubai-based shopkeeperâ€™s son from South London has solved the problem. He has bought Great Britain. Mr Qurashi, 39, has paid Â£43 million for the Britain-shaped island in The World, a man-made archipelago off the coast of Dubai, where each piece of land represents a different [...]