Dubai Wonder is the new work by Assouline which invites to discover the flag bearer of the Emirates, at the prism of the best that it has to offer in terms of art, lifestyle and culture.
Dubai Wonder: An Invitation to Travel
“Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place,” the words of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, are clear. Flicking through the pages of the work Dubai Wonder, we can understand the pure ambition of this historical city.
The ancient epicenter of the pearl trade, the Dubai of the 21st century only has a few things to do with its ancestor. Having become the epicenter of luxury to a near savant excess, Dubai reveals itself as the one destination that is destined to become iconic.
Assouline, the editing house that has become an expert in unearthing key je-set destinations describes the city where all is possible as such: “Dubai is a true perfect diamond among the prettiest, the biggest and the most brilliant jewels, having seduced the grandest figures of modern architecture, such as Zaha Hadid, Foster + Parnters and Santiago Calatrava.”
And that isn’t all; For the last few years, Dubai has become more and more flirtatious with the art world, hosting Art Dubai, an art fair whose dimention is more than interesting. By positioning itself as a new haven for novelties and extravagances, Dubai gains in showing itself in this book by Myrna Ayad. After having steered Art Dubai, the expert of culture of the arab world, Iran and Turkey delivers through this work an unknown face of Dubai. Far from the images that are froced upon her, Dubai reveals itself in the plurality of a world city where culture, folklore, hyper-modernity, luxury and architectural prowess are married in a rare alchemy, that which is essential to iconic destinations!
The new opus in Assouline’s “Travel” collection, Dubai Wonder “brings the reader into the heart of the 2020 Exhibition, a highly anticipated event for October 2021 and already estimated as the mos majestic of the Universal Exhibitions.” Electrifying pages to be sifted through without delay!
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