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Best of Dubai

Two Dazed editors chose their favourite stories of the year from the United Arab Emirates capital

Earlier this year in March, Dazed and Swatch unveiled a brand new website dedicated to daily, exclusive stories from the world’s most exciting cities and new creative hubs. Satellite Voices is led by our local city editors, on the ground across Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow, Munich, Rome, Santiago and Dubai, celebrating each region’s fresh, emerging talent alongside homegrown cultural icons. As a round up of 2011, our city editors pick their favourite Satellite Voices stories in fashion, music, art, film, photography and culture.

Chosen by Kate Hazell

Film: Empire II
The premiere of an independent art film shot in Dubai and continuing on from Andy Warhol's 1964 piece Empire.

Fashion: Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor
Nicknamed the Henry Holland of the Middle East, Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor is a whirlwind of creativity stirring up Dubai's scene. He talks to Satellite Voices about his fashion line and his home city.

Chosen by Terence Teh

Music: DJ Solo
DJ Solo aka Wriggly Scott aka Neil Andrew is a Dubai-based turntablist and producer. He runs the forward thinking club night Freshly Laced, and is currently celebrating the release of his debut EP “Who is Wriggly Scott”, out now on Dented Records.

Photography: Evan Collisson
Continuing with our theme of 'I Heart Dubai' (in honour of the U.A.E's 40th National Day), Satellite Voices welcomes a new guest editor - the photographer and skateboarder Evan Collisson. In his first post, Evan shares some wonderful images from a recent art workshop.