This is our favorite section on DIAF. It aims to capture the movers and shakers of this region – people who have made it from grassroots and have been recognized for their contribution, rags to riches stories and just people who have made their presence felt in a city that is constantly re-inventing itself in all areas.

Lebanese designer Bashar Assaf at the Woolmark event in Dubai

Lebanese designer Bashar Assaf at the Woolmark event in Dubai

‘Just to be nominated is a great feeling’, says Bashar Assaf at being nominated for the Woolmark International Prize contest for India, Pakistan and the Middle East. Lebanese fashion designer Bashar Assaf spoke to DIAF at the Woolmark Regional prize … Read more

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VII Dubai

VII Dubai

Vii Dubai, the alfresco night spot at the Conrad Dubai has transforms itself into a cool garden over the summer months. Located on the seventh floor of the Conrad Dubai, the bar has a transparent roof so you can still … Read more

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Want to watch the World’s greatest Footballer dance?

Want to watch the World’s greatest Footballer dance?

Cristiano Ronaldo officially launched his CR7 Footwear brand, featuring a range of shoes which are now globally available. To celebrate the launch, he released a video showcasing his footwork skills from off the pitch. The video features Ronaldo dancing in … Read more

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Pipe Guy in Dubai…making music, from, well, pipes

Pipe Guy in Dubai…making music, from, well, pipes

So there is this guy in Dubai known as ‘The Pipe Guy’ who makes music, well, with pipes. ‘Pipe Guy’ Jake Clark is an Adelaide based multi-instrumentalist, most famous for playing his home made PVC pipe instrument that he plays … Read more

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Meet d3 – Dubai Design District

Meet d3

The Dubai Design District is all that people are talking about in the last week in the city. The d3 team decided to give the media a sneak peek of what is in store for you guys starting April 2nd, … Read more

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Kansai Paint Dubai – experience a change in your wall color BEFORE application

Kansai Paint Dubai – experience a change in your wall color BEFORE application

Kansai Paint ME has this amazing feature where you can see how the paint color of your choice will look on your wall even before application in your home. I visited the Kansai experience Centre in Al Barsha and met … Read more

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Fly Blade – the world’s slimmest smart phone, as we type, hits #MyDubai

Fly Blade – the world’s slimmest smart phone, as we type, hits #MyDubai

The world’s slimmest smartphone hit shelves in the GCC last week as Fly, launched its handset at major retail outlets across the region in partnership with Dubai-based distributor, Eurostar Group. We had the chance to speak with Mr. Abdul Jabbar, … Read more

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Responsible Tourism Day in #MyDubai

Responsible Tourism Day in #MyDubai

150 Students from Dubai’s Jumeirah College volunteered their time on the 11th year of the UNWTO World Responsible Tourism Day to clean up the Dubai desert whilst learning more about the local Bedouin’s connection to the desert along with their … Read more

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There are too many stray cats in Dubai, a cry for help

There are too many stray cats in Dubai

Petra Mueller, Founder of the Middle East Cats society (or ME cats for short) has a message for all you cat lovers. No, it’s not just to adop-a-stray-cat type of endeavor. It’s for people who love animals so much that … Read more

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Wiko Smartphone launched in Dubai

Wiko Smartphone launched in Dubai

French company Wiko launched its smartphone in the UAE last week. The developer of the smart phone Mr. David Garcia was in the city to talk about the phone at a fab event which included key media and tech enthusiasts … Read more

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