Dubai stands as a platform for art, design, food and fashion; a true example of modern life weaving effortlessly with tradition. Always a place of possibility, always a place for dreamers, our city has captivated the world. With its soft colour palette and frenetic pace, yachts that slice the ocean waves and jeeps that tear through the desert dunes, Dubai is home to a glittering lifestyle.
We always look forward to the winter months when it feels like the end of a hibernation from the blistering summer. The city wakes up, and everyone smiles. We love the panoramas, the blood-orange sunsets and the sound of rustling palm trees on a lazy afternoon. The sense of optimism here is as bright as the midday sunshine and as unlimited as the architecture that scrapes the sky.
Dubai is cultivating more and more coffee drinkers – on the rise are micro-roasteries, bulletproof coffees and Kyoto cold brews. Beyond third wave coffee, the craft chocolate movement is gaining traction with Dubai now home to the first bean-to-bar chocolatier.
We love discovering art in Al Quoz especially at The Third Line Gallery. You’re sure to find interesting exhibitions showcasing contemporary pieces from the Middle East and beyond.
Dubai is a great source of gastronomy. A must visit is Levee Café and Lounge, our partner restaurant. Inspired by a collection of tastes, scents and colours from around the globe, Levee is a refreshing experience of modern Mediterranean food. The menu curation captures a sense of the seasons with fresh flavours and ingredient-led dishes.
Interior styling is an art that should express individuality. The Innovate Living Design Studio offers custom solutions that convert into signature aesthetics. Our range is virtually limitless meaning concepts can be met, according to the given architecture and space.
Three key design trends to observe this year: brass detailing for golden glows, natural greenery to uplift and enliven and contemporary crafts that show the hand of the maker.
For discreet escapism outside of your home hire a yacht or sailboat to explore the Dubai coastline and enjoy secluded turquoise waters with stunning architectural backdrops. The sense that it’s all being designed around us is astonishing.
One of the more exciting additions to the city’s landscape will be Dubai Harbour, a major new waterfront destination featuring the largest marina in the region, two cruise liner terminals and the tallest lighthouse in the world standing at 135m.