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  • Writer's pictureSarah Zohar

Finding Inspiration Through Travel: Dubai

Dubai, the crown jewel of the United Arab Emirates, is a sparkling oasis in the desert that captivates the world with its extraordinary architecture, rich culture, and luxurious lifestyle. The essence of Dubai goes far beyond its iconic skyline, as it seamlessly integrates its unique elements into every facet of life, including interior design. In this blog post, we will explore how Dubai's remarkable architecture, vibrant culture, and opulent lifestyle influence the world of interior design.

I have just gotten back from visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi both, on a personal journey as well as chasing design inspiration. Many may say or think that Dubai resembles Vegas or Disney, I have to say that in some cases it’s true, but I beg to differ, you see, there is new Dubai that has developed tremendously in the last 14 years which incorporated amazing skyscrapers and architecture, such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, the view of the Palm, the museum of the Future, the Grand Masque in Abu Dahbi etc.

Some of those destinations encompass some of the best hotels with top notch service & every request answered. The streets are spotless and of course the shopping is great, it is modern and contemporary beyond belief. I would say it’s a designer’s dream for source of inspiration.

However as inspiring New Dubai was, I also found great inspiration in old Dubai which encapsulates more of its authentic roots, of the older streets, souks, and smaller shops. It’s a smaller merchant-like business of anything you can possibly think of or want.

So let's get right into my key take aways of the fabulous U.A.E --


Dazzling Architecture:

Dubai is renowned for its awe-inspiring architecture that pushes the boundaries of innovation and imagination. From towering skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa to innovative structures such as the Palm Jumeirah, these architectural marvels have a significant impact on interior design in Dubai. The grandeur and modern aesthetic of these buildings inspire designers to create spaces that exude opulence and elegance. High ceilings, vast windows, and open floor plans are common features in Dubai's interior design, allowing residents to enjoy breathtaking views and abundant natural light.


Rich Cultural Heritage:

Dubai's culture is a tapestry of traditions that have been woven together to create a vibrant and diverse society. Traditional Arabic elements, coupled with influences from around the world, are deeply ingrained in Dubai's interior design. Arabesque motifs, intricate geometric patterns, and luxurious fabrics like silk and velvet are often incorporated into interiors, adding a touch of Middle Eastern charm. Majlis, the traditional Arabic sitting area, is also a prominent feature of Dubai's interior design, providing a space for social interaction and relaxation.


Luxurious Lifestyle:

Dubai is known for its extravagant and luxurious lifestyle, where residents indulge in the finest amenities and experiences. This opulence is reflected in the city's interior design, which emphasizes elegance, sophistication, and high-quality craftsmanship. From luxurious materials like marble, crystal, and gold accents to custom-made furniture and fixtures, Dubai's interior design captures the essence of lavish living. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the seamless blend of luxury and functionality, creating spaces that are both visually stunning and comfortable.


Fusion of Old and New:

Dubai beautifully balances its rich cultural heritage with its relentless pursuit of innovation and modernity. This fusion of old and new is evident in interior design as well. Traditional Arabian elements and architectural motifs mingle with contemporary designs and state-of-the-art technology to create a unique and harmonious aesthetic. Whether it's a modern interpretation of a majestic Arabian palace or a contemporary minimalist design with subtle Arabic influences, Dubai's interior design seamlessly blends the past, present, and future.

 Dubai's architecture, culture, and lifestyle serve as powerful influences on its interior design. The city's striking architecture, rich cultural heritage, and luxurious lifestyle are beautifully reflected in the design of its interiors. Visiting Dubai is an interior designer’s dream, inspiration is found in every corner, capturing the essence of this remarkable city allows designers to create spaces that embody opulence, creativity, and a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, the interior design in Dubai offers a captivating experience that is truly unique to this extraordinary metropolis.

We'll be back, Dubai.


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