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Saadiyat Island

Arts hub seeks more cash for basement

The West Kowloon arts hub faces a major challenge of securing extra government funding for its vast underground complex, says the project's chief.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Abu Dhabi takes cultural route to attract visitors

Abu Dhabi is gaining a reputation as a place to visit among travellers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Considered the richest of the seven emirates that form the UAE, Abu Dhabi drew up a plan in 2007 to use its massive oil revenues to develop tourism as a way of diversifying its energy-focused economy.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Charles Saumarez Smith

MISSIONARY MAN It was obvious when I was growing up that my parents would have liked me to go into the church, in an unstated way, because both my parents came from churchy families. It was quite an academic family, too. I'm not really an academic but I'm doing a reasonably respectable job of it. From the age of 15 or 16, I was passionately interested in art history.

14 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Focus on the art, says hub adviser

The public consultation on the West Kowloon arts hub must not repeat past mistakes and should focus on developing a clear cultural strategy, rather than building an iconic landmark, an urban planner close to the project has advised.

24 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Gulf of inspiration

Abu Dhabi is to build an audacious multibillion-dollar cultural district with three museums and a space-ship-like performing arts centre designed by celebrity architects. Does it offer a good model for

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5 Feb 2007 - 12:00am