The Six: Innovations at the Global Grad Show in Dubai

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Updated 13 November 2018

The Six: Innovations at the Global Grad Show in Dubai

DUBAI: Taking place during Dubai Design Week, the Global Grad Show is showcasing student-designed innovations from 100 universities around the world. Here are six of the fascinating projects on show.

Parity Pockets
Designed by Francesca Suman of the US-based Pratt Institute, these no-sew pocket extenders provide a solution to one example of gender bias in design — the often non-functional pockets in womenswear.

Neonomads Shelter
Students at the American University of Sharjah designed the tent for research scientists working in the desert that consists of a shaded area, a fireplace and storage units.

FingerReader, designed by students at the University of Auckland, is a wearable device that reads printed text out loud.

Imperial Race
Designed by Durrah Alomar of the German Jordanian University, this board game teaches people about Iraq’s ancient civilizations.

Journalist Drone
University of Tehran students designed this customizable drone that allows journalists to build drones differing in weight, size, flight capability and footage quality. In the future anticipated by this project, a journalist arrives at a scene and chooses the combination of drone modules needed to best capture the event.

NYU Abu Ahabi students designed this submersible drone that autonomously scans marine environments, especially coral reefs.


Where We Are Going Today: Fun Time Pizza

Updated 23 February 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Fun Time Pizza

This chain of arcade and entertainment centers provides children and families with affordable gaming fun, combined with delicious pizza.
With multiple locations in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam, Fun Time Pizza has for years been a popular destination where children can enjoy a fun-filled day of pizza and games.
In addition to a wide range of play centers, arcade machines and sporting challenges, it also offers clown and magic shows every week, making it a place of non-stop excitement and entertainment. There are special packages for group bookings, and it is a popular choice for birthday parties thanks to a dedicated children’s party section.
As for the food, as the name suggests the primary option is freshly baked pizza, but it also serves up burgers, chicken wings, fries and a selection of appetizers for guests to snack on. It also offers coffee and donuts for guests who might need a sugar or caffeine break to boost sagging energy levels.