Park'/Leisure Area

  • The former Pavilion Downtown and its sister venues

      The Pavilion Downtown is a nice place for appointments, and a good place to wait or work in between meetings. It is an art lounge cum working space cum gallery cum screening facility cum […]

    Location: Posted on: Sunday, August 19th, 2012
  • Sikka Art Fair

      Sikka Art Fair (2011+) was the successor to the Bastakiya Art Fair (2009-10) which itself followed upon the Creek Art Fair (2007-08). It is now simply called ‘Sikka’ because its erstwhile commercial nature (“fair”) […]

    Location: Posted on: Thursday, June 28th, 2012
  • Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood (Bastakiya)

      Al Fahidi, previously known as Bastakiya, is one of the heritage areas built along Dubai’s creek, where the first settlements of Dubai were built. It was named after Bastak, a province in southern Iran, […]

    Location: Posted on: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
  • Dubai International Finance Center

    Dubai International Finance Center (usually called DIFC) is a sprawling highrise zone just off Sheikh Zayed road. It is a free zone for international finance. As the DIFC website proclaims, “DIFC has been designed as […]

    Location: Posted on: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
  • The UAE Pavilion

    Designed by Norman Foster, the impressive structure of the UAE Pavilion is the second building after the Manarat Al Saadiyat exhibition hall opening on Saadiyat Island as part of Abu Dhabi’s future Cultural District. It […]

    Location: Posted on: Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
  • The National Museum

    The National Museum of Riyadh, designed by the Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, was inaugurated in 1999. It is located on the grounds of the Murabba Palace (1936/37), that was restored in the late 1990s and […]

    Location: Posted on: Thursday, May 17th, 2012