Imagine a luxurious and colourful garden covering 72.000 square metres in the middle of the desert with 50 million flowers and 250 million plants, all creating a scene from out of a fable. It actually exists and is called the Miracle Garden of Dubai, opened to visitors from November to May. Inaugurated sevens years ago on Valentine’s Day, it is right in the centre of Dubailand, an area inside the city. The spectacle it offers when it is in full bloom is overwhelming, with a myriad of flowers of every colour and variety, arranged in the most fantastical ways imaginable. There are numerous attractions, many of which were conceived for children, such as the Big Teddy Bear, Disney Avenue and the Butterfly Garden. This garden of wonders has made the Guinness Book of World Records on numerous occasions - in 2013, with the largest vertical garden, in 2016 for the largest floral sculpture, the one shaped like a life-size Airbus, and, in 2018 for the largest depiction of Mickey Mouse, a floral structure standing 18 metres high.
The Soldier's Ironic Moral Compass According to Saher Nasser
Saher Nasser's latest work examines the psychology of the soldier and the tangible actions he imposes on others. An artistic research that adopts an observational rather than a scientific approach. He remains neutral, making no judgments or offering apologies, touching ironically on the forces that shape the moral compass of the military world.
Blane De St. Croix is a sculptor who works on the landscape of climate change. In tandem with scientific researchers, and as himself an artist-researcher, he works on site, and develops art in direct response to the land itself.
Samia Halaby is one of the pioneer abstract artists in the Arab world. With a career spanning over six decades, she became pivotal in studying and executing the concept of abstraction as well as deconstructing geometry and form.
From Poetry to Politics, an Exhibition on Art and Design
Jameel Prize: Poetry to Politics features works by the 8 finalists focusing on contemporary design: Golnar Adili, Hadeyeh Badri, Kallol Datta, Farah Fayyad, Ajlan Gharem, Sofia Karim, Jana Traboulsi and Bushra Waqas Khan.