Pioneering Spirit

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Groundbreaking ideas that drive change


The world’s biggest innovations. Renewable energy at its best. Eliminating genetic diseases before birth, and understanding how our solar system was created. These are just some of the end goals of innovative thinking, whether it be in the field of clean energy, city sensors, gene editing, space photography…Vision explores the possibilities of the freshest opinion and technologies in the world today.


Letter from…Wales

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Megan Williams and her partner Charlie Hague built the famous ‘Hobbit House’ by the Lammas eco-village in Pembrokeshire, Wales, almost entirely out of natural, locally sourced and recycled materials. Here she describes the joys of living off the land.

Art & Culture

Catherine Abbott: Shakespeare Lives

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Catherine Abbott, Project Manager, Arts and Creative Economy at the British Council in Dubai, talks to Vision about partnering with the Emirates LitFest, the Middle East's largest literary event, to celebrate Shakespeare  


World’s top cyclists compete at Dubai Tour

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As the 2016 Dubai Tour gets underway, last year’s winner of the competition Mark Cavendish is leading a peloton of 16 teams and 128 riders. Vision gathers impressions from some of the top riders as they prepare for the challenge 

Art & Culture

Making reading a sticky habit in UAE

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Following His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s announcement that 2016 is the year of reading in the UAE, Vision compiles the most significant ideas submitted by the public to make reading a popular and societal habit. These ideas have been debated by the '100 retreat', which is a group of 100 most important UAE national figures


Stunning national parks from around the world

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To understand Mother Nature in all her splendour, a visit to one of the world’s great national parks is worthwhile – whether it be encountering near-extinct species deep in the Latin American jungle, or seeing islands that have shaped our theories of evolution 


Reaching for the sky

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Aviation is becoming increasingly important to the emirate, according to Dubai Airports’ Chief Executive, Paul Griffiths. Leonard Stall, Editor-in-Chief of Vision, reports

Art & Culture

The evolution of Arabic storytelling

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A keenly anticipated event at the 2016 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is its poetry evening, which will take place around a campfire. Below, see how the rich heritage of oral storytelling in the region has evolved over the centuries from the thousand and one tales of Scheherazade, to the politicised novel of the 21st Century


An organic revolution

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As interest in the healthy credentials of eco, bio and organic, gain ground globally, farmers markets across the world offer city-dwellers a winning mix of seasonality, provenance and sustainability. Vision explores 10 of the best markets out there


Ten Michelin-star chefs in Dubai

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As Dubai's gastronomic world continues to expand, a growing number of world-famous chefs are setting-up shop in the emirate. From Gordon Ramsay to Jason Atherton, Vision looks at some of the best ventures that have made it to this emerging culinary hub

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