We gathered a handful of talented designers, artists, writers, social-media folk and even a makeup artist from around Dubai to ask them what we can look forward to in 2014?
Here's what they had to say.
"Instead of Facebook being a one-stop–shop, we'll see a rise in niche social platforms and communities as people diversify the places online in which they interact."
Kiera Doherty, Head of Digital
Weber Shandwick MENA
"I'm hoping to see public art in Dubai in the new year. Sculptures for the city, and art on the streets."
Maliha Naseem, Writer/Artist/Designer
"3d printing is coming this way!"
Arwa Sora, Graphic Designer
Clique Media Group
"2014 will see a gorgeous clear skin look with berry lips worn as a tint or a high-pigment berry pout to perk up the minimal makeup trend."
Zeenat J, Founder & Senior Instructor
Z Haus Makeup & Lifestyle
"To be honest, I don't know if this will be the next big thing or not but I think it's high time pop-ups came to Dubai, it's a super fun concept and its short life would, in my opinion, work well with Dubai's fast paced culture. Also a great way to introduce a new product to the market and see what the response is. We may see more crowdfunding, what with Eeureca winning this year's best innovator award."
Shahzadi Basma, Interior Designer
"Thanks to technology, cameras in cellphones are getting better day by day. This is giving everyone the chance to be a photographer which I hope/believe will show us a new and different Dubai."
Habib Qureshi, Photographer
Xisché & Co