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Sotheby’s set to launch its first UAE store in Dubai this year

Sotheby’s, which has offices in Doha, Istanbul, Egypt and Mumbai, has begun hiring staff for its office in Dubai

Classical music festival the BBC Proms announces Dubai dates

The festival will mark the first visit of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers to the UAE

Louvre Abu Dhabi opening pushed back to 2017, new director appointed

The museum was originally scheduled to open in 2012 but has been repeatedly delayed

Book review: Small Data by Martin Lindstrom

Lindstrom travels the world to uncover trends and opportunities in the book

Dubai Opera event line-up revealed with opening show on August 31

Spanish musician Plácido Domingo will play on the opening night

Book review: Prisoners of Geography

Ten maps that tell you everything you need to know about global politics

Christmas celebrations across the world

A Palestinian Christian man, dressed as Santa Claus, greets a Palestinian Muslim man in Jerusalem’s…

Sheikh Mohammed’s latest book Flashes of Wisdom hits shelves

The book contains quotes collated from various speeches, poems, books and other sources

Revealed: Extravagant Offers At Dubai Shopping Festival 2015

The annual shopping festival, running from January 1- February 1, is celebrating its 20th edition this year.

Abu Dhabi Desert Showcased As Star Wars VII Trailer Releases

The movie, which will be released in December 2015, was partly filmed in Abu Dhabi earlier this year.

Christie’s Launches Dubai Real Estate Unit – Targets Property Starting at $3 Million

Christie’s will not be taking an equity stake in the new affiliate but will provide marketing and PR support.

Interview: Lady Gaga On Music And Critics Ahead Of Dubai Concert

Lady Gaga will perform in Dubai on September 10 as part of her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball show.

Dubai Is A Perfect Venue For Global Artists – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

The popular Pakistani singer launched his new album in the city on Monday.

Lady Gaga Dubai Concert Censored To Respect Culture

Lady Gaga’s concert in Dubai is set for September 10.

Abu Dhabi’s Louvre Displays Treasures At The Paris One

Backers hope the pieces, once returned to Abu Dhabi, will help create a cultural hub in the Gulf Arab state.

Christie’s Watch Auction In Dubai Nets Over $3m

A Patek Philippe men’s wristwatch, set with 42 emeralds, fetched the highest price at $341,000.

Top 10 Most Expensive Art Works Sold By Christie’s In Latest Dubai Auction

The 140 art works auctioned during the event in March raised over $10.6 million, up 65 per cent from last year, said Christie’s.

Dubai To Add Art Museums In Metro Stations

Dubai’s museum initiative will be built in phases, a statement said.

Sotheby’s To Auction $1.5m Damien Hirst Artwork In Doha

The artwork, Tranquility, is also part of the auction house’s public exhibition in Dubai.

Book Review: Angela Merkel- A Chancellorship Forged In Crisis

The book offers an insight to Merkel’s persona by retracing some of Eurozone crisis’s key moments.

Book Review: Loveworks

The book examines emotional-based approaches to advertising.

Houston Exhibit Shows Antiquities From Saudi Arabia

Roads of Arabia, which runs through March 9, features tools, steles, incense burners, statues and other pieces from the Kingdom.

Book Review: The 3 Rs Of Preparing Your Organisation For The Future

The book suggests that 21st century challenges have forced businesses to rethink their long-term strategies and produce sustainable solutions.

Fairmont The Palm Opens Art Suite

Rotated on a quarterly basis, the suite will be home to works selected by Showcase Gallery.

Book Review: Breakout Nations (In Pursuit Of The Next Economic Miracles)

South Korea is the ‘gold medallist’ but watch out for Poland and Czech Republic.

Book Review: When The Money Runs Out: The End Of Western Influence

HSBC chief economist Stephen King’s book examines why the recovery from a global recession five years ago has been weak.

Qatari Emir’s Daughter Tops Global Art Power List

Sheikha al-Mayassa al-Thani, who heads the Qatar Museums Authority, was chosen for her willingness to spend at a rate estimated to be $1 billion a year.

Book Review: The 50th Law

A sequel to Greene’s previous bestseller The 48 Laws of Power, this book explores a new law – conquering fear.

Book Review: Fish Can’t See Water

Kai Hammerich and Richard D Lewis question the seismic shift of success from West to East and attempt to gauge the success of these companies through the lens of culture.

Christie’s To Auction $80,000 Breguet Watch In Dubai

The 18- karat gold wristwatch is one of the items on sale at Christie’s watch auction to be held in Dubai this October.