Host Cities

Host Cities 2015
Embracing Future Events

What makes a city the perfect host for events? From bid strategy to engagement, sponsorship to pooled knowledge, Host Cities 2015 will attempt to answer these questions and more in a summit that brings to Dubai a global mix of leading sports strategists and businesspeople. Read on for Vision’s behind-the-scenes guide. 


The soundtrack of a new generation

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Fusing traditional Arabic music with modern dance styles and creative approaches, a new generation of electronic musicians and producers are collapsing the differences and distance between East and West to create a fresh transglobal sound of their own, writes Iain Akerman


Rewarding outstanding Arab women

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Elizabeth Filippouli is CEO of the leadership and human development agency Global Thinkers and the international think tank Global Thinkers Forum, which hosts the 2nd Arab Women as Changemakers Awards Gala in Sharjah, UAE in December under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Al Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi and in partnership with Sharjah Business Women Council and its Chairperson, Her Excellency Ms Ameera Binkaram, who is also a member of the GTF Advisory Board


Tech Watch: the connected car

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Just as mobile phones became smartphones, vehicles are becoming smartcars, from self-driving cars to those connected to ‘the internet of everything’. Many marques are busy working on smart ranges, including BMW with ConnectedDrive. Here are some of its most interesting features...

Art & Culture

Shakespeare’s Hamlet goes global

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London-based Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre was in Dubai in October with the popular play Hamlet. Vision speaks to the play’s artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, who has taken it to more than 143 countries so far, including across the Americas, Europe and Africa, reaching approximately 100,000 fans of the classic

My Dubai

Ritika Singh

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Dubai-based 29-year-old Ritika Singh is very close to her dream, having been shortlisted for the Mars One mission, which plans to set up a human colony on the Red Planet by 2027. She tells Vision how her spirit of adventure helped her stand out from 200,000 other hopefuls

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