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...


Appetite for change

HRH Princess Haya

In this exclusive interview, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, speaks to Vision about the challenges faced by increasingly strained global healthcare systems and the need for hunger relief to curb an unprecedentedly severe refugee crisis


Hats off to her

Jane Taylor millinery

Jane Taylor has designed headwear for some of the world’s most recognisable women from members of royal families to entertainers – and now the milliner is taking her talents to the Dubai Future Champions Festival


The new chocolatiers

Al Nassma bring the traditional Bedouin diet of camels milk into the 21st century, creating the world’s first camel milk chocolate.

From composing bold recipes featuring unexpected ingredients, to constructing giant towers and sculptures of chocolate, the chocolatiers of 2015 are doing all they can to take on confectionary industry's giants


A river runs through it

Abras are small, traditional boats, used to ferry people across the Creek

Khor Dubai gave life to the emirate. A proposed UNESCO heritage site, it has seen many changes, but the air of a historical trading port remains


Letter from…Australia

Female truckers

Truck driving is most associated with big, burly men, but in a remote part of Australia an intrepid band of women are taking the ‘road train’ world by storm. Julie Power reports


Magnificent seven: staircases

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Hitchcock used them in his films to create a mood of subterfuge and deception. In religious discourse, they are commonly seen as illustrating a path to higher knowledge. Georgina Lavers discovers how the following designs extend the staircase’s meaning beyond a connection from A to B, whether it be by carving steps out of a Hawaiian landscape, or a reinvention of the Möbius strip

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