Eid Al Adha's timing was perfect: my sister was out of town, I was off from college and from work, I had no pending freelance photography to do, no family commitments, friends all busy with their families — it was the perfect opportunity to sit, relax, and do absolutely nothing for once. Even my exam, due … Continue Reading ››
is a social networking event that takes place here in Dubai every couple of months, and has spread across the region to cover Cairo, Amman, Beirut and upcoming Damascus. There's very little I could say to explain the event, really, as it is unorganized - an oxymoron right there for you - … Continue Reading ››
Who would have reckoned that it's quite enjoyable actually? For the past few months I have been visiting art galleries around Dubai and Abu Dhabi, getting inspired by the hundreds of brilliant pieces of artwork that I come across. Whether they're photographs, paintings, sculptures, or some other odd form of art, there is always something … Continue Reading ››
The UAE has been the media spotlight - both positive (Abu Dhabi F1) and negative (Dubai World hiatus) - heralding a new era of Dubai Bashing (see my thorough how-to here) as well as justified criticism and the typical market flux a la Pelham 123 (so who made $300m now?).
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Yesterday, over a great Iftar prepared by non other than revered chef in Dubai moryarti, I discussed with a friend of his the power of social media and how it's slowly phasing out conventional media as a mechanism of delivering news to people locally or around the world.
The Iftar, by the way, was … Continue Reading ››