SIKKA 2015… our annual local creative fix!

SIKKA 2015… our annual local creative fix!

You must know by now that team Saffron Souk get just a little bit excited about the annual return of the SIKKA Art Fair – not only does it mark the start of Art Week Dubai, but it gives us the perfect excuse to get lost amongst the alleyways of Dubai’s...
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Sharjah1000 don’t miss it!

Sharjah1000 don’t miss it!

The Saffron Souk ladies rarely need an excuse to visit the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF).  Located in the Heart of Sharjah, it’s an inspiring little spot that throws a lovely new surprise at you on every visit. So when we heard about the #Sharjah1000...
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Design Days Dubai 2014

Design Days Dubai 2014

We raced along to Design Days Dubai as soon as we could get in the door. This product and furniture design fair, that falls under the Dubai Art Week initiative is right up our Saffron Souk street! The path to that pop-up marquee along the Downtown Boulevard is a path...
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We love you Art Dubai but you make us hungry

We love you Art Dubai but you make us hungry

We treat Art Dubai like our very own Art Museum. We go along with empty pockets, have a cup of coffee (and in this case hunted out cake) and take in the scenery, letting our minds go wild for a relaxing afternoon of art engagement. We know that’s not the...
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Dubai’s Street Art Night 2014

Dubai’s Street Art Night 2014

Although Saffron Souk didn’t stay as long as they had hoped (we weren’t prepared for the chilly evening temperatures!), we could tell Street Art Night 2014 in Dubai was shaping up to be a goodie. At dusk, the artists were into the full swing of things...
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The Dubai Garden Centre’s Farmers Market…

The Dubai Garden Centre’s Farmers Market…

Every Saturday (with exception of the third Saturday of the month), the Dubai Garden Centre, in collaboration with Organic Foods & Cafe host a Farmers Market amongst the outdoor nursery of the Dubai garden Centre.  Saffron Souk did a small detour on their Al...
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Chaos into Clarity…

Chaos into Clarity…

After attending a Sharjah Arts Foundation (SAF) open meeting for their fantastic urban garden initiative, Saffron Souk stumbled across the opening of ‘Chaos into Clarity: Repossessing a Funktioning Utopia’ exhibition, curated by Shannon Ayers Holden....
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What you Love is Beautiful…

What you Love is Beautiful…

Two gorgeous brands (Mishmashi & Tamara Nouri) present this special pop-up boutique ‘What you love is Beautiful’ at Sofa Studio, Dubai, showcasing lady designers from around the world.  Of course, Saffron Souk couldn’t resist making a little...
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Popping Up for QUOZhappens…

Popping Up for QUOZhappens…

As part of the QUOZ happens event in November, Capsule Arts hosted their first Dubai pop-up shop. To celebrate this day long arts festival they had local artists working live in their amazing Al Quoz warehouse space, and Saffron Souk couldn’t miss the...
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It was all Happening in Al Quoz…

It was all Happening in Al Quoz…

November 23rd 2013 was a big day in the Saffron Souk calendar. ‘QUOZ happens’ took place with a day of art, design, film, music (and food) taking place across the Al Quoz district of Dubai. Being the crazy eager people we are, we did the rounds of Al Quoz...
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Ladies Day Out @ Meydan Dubai…

Ladies Day Out @ Meydan Dubai…

‘The Ladies Day Out’ at Meydan Racecourse promotes itself as being full of ideas to help the modern woman explore a more exciting lifestyle. To be honest we are wanting to tone down our lifestyle, so we focussed on a spot of window shopping, and the Sky...
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‘Cabinet of Curiosities’

‘Cabinet of Curiosities’

Although we popped along to the opening of Jaime Puebla’s solo exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) a couple of weeks ago, Saffron Souk thought they would save this little treat for you to take a peek on National day.  We couldn’t think of a better way...
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If the Shoe Fits…

If the Shoe Fits…

Saffron Souk’ focus for Fashion Forward Dubai (Season 2) quickly shifted to footwear. Although naughty, who doesn’t like a spot of people watching? We couldn’t help but take a seat at ‘The Garden’ and get the lens out as the catwalk of...
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The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Who doesn’t like a bit of that forced quiet time that a visit to a museum entails? Saffron Souk treated themselves to a bit of cultural indulgence (and a spot of lunch) when they visited the Museum of islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.    2. – 6....
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Al Serkal Avenue Galleries Night…

Al Serkal Avenue Galleries Night…

Al Serkal Avenue in Dubai’s Al Quoz District, is quickly contributing to (or should we say leading) the path of a new cultural hub in this traditionally industrial UAE neighbourhood, and they started the new Arts season with a bang! A bang that we were happy to...
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