Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis, the first Radisson RED property to launch in the Middle East, has unveiled its latest sculpture, designed by Neel Shukla.
The piece – a 2.5-metre long and 2.2-metre high falcon made of marine grade stainless steel – celebrates the hotel’s opening year and strengthens ties with the local art scene.
Located at Dubai Digital Park, in Dubai’s first ever smart city project built with the latest AI and IOT technologies, Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis brings a forward-thinking style to the desert, with a playful twist on conventional hotel stays, offering a culinary hangout with a casual feel and a bustling social scene.
Having already collaborated with a number of local artists on the hotel’s distinctive bespoke wallpaper, Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis appointed Neel Shukla and his team to continue the theme of capturing elements of the local history and culture, while recognising the cities modern art, music and fashion scenes.
Shukla, who was raised in Dubai by Indian parents, has strong ties to UAE Heritage. His father, photographer Ramesh Shukla, arrived in the country over 50 years ago and has spent his life capturing the leaders of the UAE, including the iconic ‘spirits of the union’ photograph. Neel operates Four Winds Gallery in Dubai Design District.
Curator, Radisson Red Dubai Silicon Oasis, Stuart Birkwood spoke on the project: “Art is at the core of the brand and it was important to me to make sure that our art was truly representative of everything Dubai had to offer.
“The falcon is a national symbol for the UAE, and we are really excited to present a new sculpture to our community which captures both the cities great heritage and its modern culture. Dubai has such a bustling art scene that so many don’t know about and we hope we can highlight that more. Neel and his team have worked really hard and we can’t wait to unveil a new landmark within Silicon Oasis,” he concluded.