Contemporary Muslim Fashion Exhibition Opens in San Francisco

October 2, 2018 4:44 pm3 comments
Contemporary Muslim Fashion Exhibition Opens in San Francisco

Contemporary Muslim Fashions is the first major museum exhibition to explore the complex and diverse nature of Muslim dress codes worldwide. Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this pioneering exhibition examines how Muslim women—those who cover and those who do not—have become arbiters of style within and beyond […]

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Why Middle East travel deserves a closer look

September 26, 2018 12:28 pm2 comments
Why Middle East travel deserves a closer look

As travelers from the region go more international and digital, the opportunities for travel companies, including Amadeus, Booking.com and, yes, Google, are not going unnoticed. Clutching iPhones, their fashionable outfits topped by a hijab and often with children in tow, more and more of the Middle East’s female millennials can be spotted […]

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Sweeping changes add ‘fun’ to Saudi life

September 18, 2018 1:33 pm2 comments
Sweeping changes add ‘fun’ to Saudi life

On a packed night at Al Comedy Club in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, as Saudi Arabia was preparing to allow women to drive, a performer asked the women in the audience what cars they intended to buy. “Maserati,” one called out. “Mercedes,” said another. “Just like that? […]

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Salalah Tourism Festival Oman: So successful it unofficially continues

August 28, 2018 12:02 pm2 comments
Salalah Tourism Festival Oman: So successful it unofficially continues

Though Salalah Tourism Festival in Oman officially concluded on Saturday, due to the continuing pleasant weather, the festival has not ended completely. There are some activities that are still going on till September 5. They include children’s rides, popular shopping tents, folk dances and food outlets. Salalah is the capital […]

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Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

August 17, 2018 1:45 pm2 comments
Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly high tech, with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam’s holiest sites. This year, the hajj comes with the ultra-conservative kingdom witnessing an unprecedented pace of change. It has finally ended a ban […]

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Dubai Aviation plans to offer both air and space travel

June 28, 2018 2:32 pm1 comment
Dubai Aviation plans to offer both air and space travel

Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) has introduced new projects aimed at developing the aviation industry under the umbrella of the Dubai 10X initiative with plans to offer both air and space travel. The ‘Retractable Aircraft Cabin’ project will enable airlines to re-distribute their capacity on demand for each flight in […]

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5 Trends in the Muslim World Reshaping a Woman’s Public Role

March 8, 2018 11:21 am2 comments
5 Trends in the Muslim World Reshaping a Woman’s Public Role

  This International Women’s Day gives us plenty of reasons to celebrate the triumphs of women and makes us wonder if 2018 is the year that puts the world on the right side of modern history. Women all across the globe are shattering the glass ceiling and the Muslim world […]

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startAD and Etihad Airways partner to develop entrepreneurship ecosystem

February 9, 2018 11:14 am1 comment
startAD and Etihad Airways partner to develop entrepreneurship ecosystem

Etihad Airways and NYU Abu Dhabi-based innovation and entrepreneurship platform startAD have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE through the exchange of knowledge, expertise and training. The agreement was signed by Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, and Ramesh Jagannathan, Managing […]

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From Palestine with Love

February 5, 2018 5:01 pm1 comment
From Palestine with Love

Tabari Artspace is proud to present El Beit, a collective showing of contemporary and modernist Palestinian artists exploring themes of identity through painting, photography and sculpture. Featuring the work of three artists – Hazem Harb, Mohammed Joha and Sliman Mansour – the exhibition reflects on the collective experience of lost identity and […]

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Zikr: A Sufi Revival premieres at Sundance

January 19, 2018 12:04 pm0 comments
Zikr: A Sufi Revival premieres at Sundance

ZIKR: A Sufi Revival aims to shed light on a crucially misrepresented religion, revealing an Islamic practice of inclusion, acceptance, art, joy and understanding. By dancing and singing alongside members of the Tunisian group Association de la Renaissance du Maalouf et du Chant Soufi de Sidi Bou Saïd while they revel […]

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