Al Ghurair Centre is the oldest mall in Dubai and it has recently rebranded with its Soul of the City campaign, as well as opened a huge new extension. As part of the rebranding, they asked me to come up with a magazine that be different to the other ‘mall magazines’ that dominate Dubai. Some designs below – with a very nice fifth colour on the cover. There are nightly events on throughout the year, and if you have never […]
After a long break, I am back behind the DJ booth every Monday at Media One. A Mad Men themed night, there are two free drinks for men, and it goes from 6pm – 10pm. There are also some great whiskey sours for Dh28, and the bar staff (who were voted second best behind Cavalli in a recent awards event) really know their stuff. I will be playing everything from Donald Byrd to Kyoto Jazz Massive – you can check […]
So, issue 2 of We Are Here hit some glitches – namely the number of changes required by the NMC meant we missed our print slot, and Art Dubai, and therefore, our advertisers. I did not want to published the magazine as a PDF – as the whole point of it is to showcase print, so, I launched this instead. An Indiegogo crowdfunding page that gives people to chance to contribute in return for rewards. Awesome rewards! More information here […]
It’s in the shops, at the very reasonable price of Dh45. For more information on the magazine you can go here and here. Or see above for a list of Dubai stockists. You can also order online here. Edit: Coverage from Art Dubai‘s blog here.
Barring some unforeseen catastrophe, We Are Here will be out next week. It has been more than six months of work, stress, and some agonizing last minute red tape, but it has all been worth it. I have thought about putting out my own magazine for years, and so to have it nearly ready is great. Best of all, I did it in on my own terms – everything I wanted in, stayed in; there is no advertorials, no PR-generated […]
We Are Here is a travel magazine with a difference. This will be a magazine rooted in a different city or district each issue. There will be no PR-generated content, no glossy photo shoot, no top tens, no celebrity interviews or (God forbid) celebrity chefs. It is lo-fi, granular and will, hopefully, capture the mood of the place; warts and all. Issue one is Dubai. Issue 2? Who knows. All I know is it was a lot of fun to […]
The We Are Here website is now live – giving a taster of some of the articles you can expect in the first issue (focusing on Dubai) when it comes out in September. Submissions are now closed, but we will be traveling to other destinations in the future.