Latest posts with tags "Iraq"

Venice Biennale 2017

Feb 28, 2017 / Art Republik

The ancient and the contemporary collide at the 57th Venice Biennale of Art with artefacts on loan from the Iraq Museum

Saddam Hussein’s Yacht Back in Iraq, For Sale

Nov 05, 2010 / Yachts

The superyacht that once belonged to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is on the market again following a failed attempt to sell it for $30 million in 2008. The boat is back in Iraqi waters after the country won a legal battle with Jordan over its ownership last year. It has since been to Greece to […]

Iraq fails to sell Saddam’s yacht

Jan 23, 2009 / Yachts

The 269-foot yacht that once belonged to Saddam Hussein has failed to sell. It had been in Greece for maintenance work. Despite features including a missile launcher and operating theatre, no-one was willing to pay $30m for the 82m (270ft) Basrah Breeze. Brokers warned that the “Arabesque” decor would not suit all tastes. The yacht, […]

A New Five-Star Hotel in Baghdad

Jan 06, 2009 / Hotels

Rotana Hotels has signed an agreement with Summit Hotels to manage a 5-star property in Baghdad, Iraq, scheduled to open in early 2012. The hotel, the first in Iraq for the luxury brand, is located within the International Green Zone, which is the heavily guarded diplomatic/government area in central Baghdad. It will feature 250 rooms […]

Baghdad Table

Feb 24, 2008 / Design

The contemporary $39,600 Baghdad table is one ingenious creation of designer Ezri Tarazi. The concept behind the table is that each shape’s various identities are merged into a cohesive plan. The table shows the capital Baghdad, the new Babylon, a sign of multiple, ethnic, cultural and religious identities. The top of the new Baghdad table […]

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