Culture 25 April 2019

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: Progress Update

Set to open in 2022, The Frank Gehry designed building will house a global collection of art.

By Staff Reporter

Culture 21 April 2019

Cosplayers of the Arab World

Meet the Arab Cosplaying community at MEFCC and find out why dressing up in character helps you be yourself.

By Maán Jalal


The Ryburn family were on a road trip from Dubai, UAE to Oman and came across an abandoned village close to Nizwa.

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Opinion 16 May 2018

Celebrating the Life of author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

Translator and writer Hisham Fahmy recalls how reading the works of famed author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik helped him find his way when he was lost.

By Hisham Fahmy

Fashion 16 May 2018

The Arab Models making it in the fashion world. No, we aren’t talking about the Hadid sisters

Meet the Arab models who are making a name for themselves and aren't afraid to break any rules.

By Staff Writer

Opinion 12 May 2018

I volunteered to help refugees in Greece and nothing could have prepared me for the reality

This is a story of how make up became a voiceless symbol of resistance and protest.

By Shahd Amin

Food 7 May 2018

Six facts you didn’t know about dates

From different sizes, colours and tastes, dates have been part of Arab cuisine long before the were a trendy super food.

By Yousef Al-Saraf / Samir Hooti

Culture 30 April 2018

Salt Houses / Book Review

World politics is the backdrop of this epic novel while understanding family dynamics is at it's heart. Have you read Salt Houses by Hala Alyan yet?

By Tima Alhaddad

Culture 24 April 2018

Dima Wannous / "Contemporary Arabic literature is going through a new creative experience"

Dima Wanness discusses the fear of fear in her IPAF nominated novel The Frightened Ones.

By Maan Jalal / Translation: Ennis Jalal

Lifestyle 23 April 2018

Five pieces we want to own from the upcoming Orientalist Sale at Sotheby's

Find out why any one of these pieces would make a superb addition to your art collection.

By Sally Otman

Culture 23 April 2018

Ahmed Amer / “Arabs make fun of themselves all the time but people in the West don’t see this”

Egyptian director Ahmed Amer explores the history of intimacy in Egyptian Cinema in his mockumentary Kiss Me Not.

By Ali Sabti

Fiction 18 April 2018

The Letter / Short Story / Hanah Bakri

A man, a woman, the other woman and the universal truth. If a letter could speak, what would it say? Read Hanah Bakeri's dark, hilarious and poignant short story.

By Hanah Bakri

Culture 18 April 2018

The Orientalist Effect

With Sotheby’s Orientalist Sale featuring their largest ever offering we look at the art movement, its collectors, its influence on the perception on Arab and of course the art itself.

By Maan Jalal

Culture 16 April 2018

Meryem Saci / "My identity is more complex than being Arab"

Algerian Canadian singer-songwriter and hip-hop artist Meryem Saci talks rap, identity and how music saved her life.

By Omar Saleem

Culture 10 April 2018

Celebrating Omar Sharif

On his birthday, we find out there’s so much more to the screen legend than we thought we knew.

By Salwa Adaris

Culture 7 April 2018

Ibrahim Nasrallah / “Every kind of literature allows one to discover something new”

Novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah discusses how his IPAF nominated sci-fi fantasy novel The Second War of the Dog was influenced by the unrest in the Arab world.

By Maan Jalal / Translation: Ennis Jalal

Culture 27 March 2018

Frankenstein in Baghdad / Book Review

There is a reason why everyone is talking about Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad – the groundbreaking novel will leave you at the intersection of a spiritual disaster.

By Maan Jalal

Culture 18 March 2018

First of its kind collection of essays by British Muslims on the hijab is on its way

Cut from the Same Cloth is an anthology intending to redirect the conversation on what it means to wear the hijab in Britain.

By Maan Jalal

Culture 14 March 2018

Get to Know Six Key Iraqi Paintings and the Modern Masters who created them

Christie’s Middle East’s forthcoming sale will feature a dozen Iraqi works from the Fadhil Chalabi Collection.

By Maán Jalal

Fiction 4 March 2018

Gypsy Prince / Excerpt / Ibrahim Safie

Read an excerpt from Ibrahim Safie's novel Gypsy Prince, a story about a young man falling down the rabbit hole of his childhood.

By Ibrahiem Safie

Culture 4 March 2018

The Oscars & Arabs: A History

See a timeline of the Arabs who have been recognized by the Academy Awards and those that changed the movie industry.

By Maan Jalal

Fashion 3 March 2018

Andraya Farrag / “I am always inspired by contrast, culture and women”

Bedouin designer Andraya Farrag talk to us about heritage, influence and style without borders.

By Sally Otman

Fiction 2 March 2018

It’s Just a Kiss / Short Story / Fadi Zaghmout

What happens when child becomes parent? Novelist Fadi Zaghmout's short story explores divorce, social conventions and a dysfunctional mother daughter relationship on the brink of implosion.

By Fadi Zaghmout

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