Dubai-based DGrade recycles PET bottles into high-quality sustainable clothing

Its Greenspun technology uses a process whereby plastic bottles are washed, shredded, melted into fibre and then spun into its trademarked Greenspun yarn

Watches and Wonders 2021

New luxury watches unveiled at Watches and Wonders 2021

One of the world’s most prestigious luxury watch events begins as a digital-only showcase this year

Sheikh Hamdan launches Al Quoz Creative Zone in Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan launches Al Quoz Creative Zone in Dubai

Entrepreneurs in the creative sector will be able to issue freelancing permits and a single license to practice diverse creative business activities

world art dubai

World Art Dubai to commence from April 7

The four-day event will showcase over 2,000 pieces under the theme ‘discovering new perspectives’

Czn Burak

Video: Behind the scenes at CZNBurak restaurant in Dubai

Rizgar Sak, chairman of Dives Holding, explains why he partnered with Chef Burak Özdemir to bring the CZNBurak brand to Dubai, and what he plans to do next

DIFC Art Nights Art on the Menu

Video: Here’s what you shouldn’t miss at the DIFC Art Nights in Dubai

Four restaurants, two galleries and a music store to discover when visiting DIFC Art Nights this week

Clap Dubai review

Restaurant review: Clap, Dubai

A contemporary Japanese restaurant located within DIFC that go all-in with its menu and décor

Five top artists to watch out for at DIFC Art Nights in Dubai this week

A total of 10 galleries will be displaying their work, showcasing the creations of over 40 artists

Aldar Yas Mall Abu Dhabi

Aldar unveils Dhs500m Yas Mall redevelopment plan in Abu Dhabi

The redevelopment will add a total of 15,000 sqm of office space to Yas Mall

Dubai’s Legoland Water Park to reopen from April 1

Capacity will be reduced in line with government regulations and social distancing requirements

Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe

Exclusive: You may soon be able to buy a Hublot watch using cryptocurrency

Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe asserts that the team is currently working on a platform to facilitate product purchases with digital currencies, which should be operational later this year

Zoom Formula 1

Zoom becomes official partner of Formula 1

F1 and Zoom have already collaborated in the 2020 season for the Virtual Paddock Club experience

Ion Electric charging station Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi gets UAE’s first ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

The charging stations on Yas Island have a total capacity of up to 350KW, with charging times 25 times faster than traditional chargers

Three top picks from LVMH Watch Week 2021

The second edition of the annual LVMH Watch Week took place in January this year as a virtual event, with top brands including Hublot, Zenith and Bulgari showcasing their novelties for 2021

Bremont Argonaut Azure

Bremont unveils new Argonaut Azure timepiece

The caseback of the new chronometer features the heraldic badges of all three services of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces

Sibylle Arnold-Shish, The Cobbler

Dubai-based The Cobbler specialises in repairing luxury bags and shoes

Sibylle Arnold-Shish, founder of The Cobbler, provides an overview of the business – including its bespoke shoe division

Sacha Jafri The Journey of Humanity

World’s largest canvas painting by Sacha Jafri sold in Dubai for $62m

Originally, it was meant to be sectioned into 70 pieces and auctioned throughout 2021

Dubai’s Global Village to continue until May 2

The current season at Global Village was originally expected to conclude on April 18, 2021

Montblanc’s international executive vice president of sales, Julien Renard

How Montblanc is countering the economic fallout of the pandemic

Can the Chinese market serve as a template for how luxury brands respond and rebound from the abyss of the pandemic? Montblanc’s international executive vice president of sales, Julien Renard, shares his insights

sharjah airport e-books

Passengers in Sharjah Airport will soon have access to e-book library

Travellers can download the books on their devices, which will then be available for 21 days for them to read

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class in Dubai showrooms by August 2021

Production of the Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC for the Middle East will begin in June

Christie's Dubai

Christie’s Dubai to conduct Middle East’s most valuable watch auction this month

Nearly 200 lots estimated at between $9m-$15m are available for bidding online from March 24-April 9

Vadim Fedotov, CEO and co-founder of Bioniq

Interview: Vadim Fedotov, CEO and co-founder of bespoke micronutrients producer bioniq

Bioniq, a personal health management startup which recently entered the UAE, uses AI and machine learning to offer bespoke nutrition supplements

Porsche taycan

Watch: Karim Al-Azhari tests the Launch Control on the Porsche Taycan in Dubai

The all-electric car can accelerate from 0-100kph in 3.2 seconds

Counterfeit Toyota parts worth Dhs10.5m confiscated in the UAE in 2020

A total of 21 raids were conducted for counterfeit parts during 2020

Ras Al Khaimah: Violation, late payment fees scrapped for companies in events sector

The new exemptions follow an earlier set of measures that were approved last year

OPPO’s latest Reno5 Series of 5G smartphones to launch in the GCC on March 16

The all-5G launch includes Reno5 Pro 5G, Reno5 5G and Reno5 Z 5G

Amina Grimen and Ayat Toufeeq, co-founders at Poweder.ae

The SME Story: Amina Grimen and Ayat Toufeeq, co-founders of Powder.ae

Powder.ae is a direct-to-consumer, content-led e-commerce business focused on retailing clean beauty and skincare in the Middle East

Tom Watson Counterculture

How the UAE has shaped its technological ambition and retained its cultural heritage

The UAE’s cultural development showcases its traditional values while embracing a modern vision

Hands-on review: The Nokia 8.3 5G

Nokia’s quest to win back fans with camera, Google integration