Marina Iordan is a freelance writer, editor, and art consultant based in the United Arab Emirates. She regularly contributes to a number of publications, which all have Middle Eastern culture as common thread. Her most recent publications include Aesthetica Magazine, Global Citizen Magazine, and Buro 24/7 Middle East. In her blog www.myvelvetinstant.com, she explores the art scene in and out of Dubai, focusing on contemporary art from the Middle East and Arab world. Follow her on Twitter @myVelvetinstant.