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What is ‘Highlife Dubai’?

‘Highlife Dubai’ is a series  of 30 artworks inspired by vintage travel and tourism ads of the first half of the 20th Century. In the same style, they tell the story of the ‘good life’ we lead here in Dubai.  For westerners, middle class and those that enjoy the privileges that an ex-pat life in Dubai can bring, the collection aims to be tongue-in-cheek advertising of the places, services and situations that we all know and love around the city.


I'm an artist and graphic designer who has lived in Dubai for 9 years.
In September 2013 I quit my job in branding and advertising after 15 years in the business, to concentrate on independent projects.

Dubai offers a lifestyle that must be one of the best in the world, and as a designer I was keen to find a creative outlet for my time lording it up here! I wanted to create some ‘real’ souvenirs with a deeper insight into life out here that ex-pats can take away as fond memories; after all, many of us won’t be here forever. Just having a bit of a laugh really...

If anyone has any ideas for new ones or would like a (very expensive) commission, don't hesitate to get in contact!