He Built Qatar’s First-Ever Vegan Cafe

August 19, 2018 2:00 pm2 comments
He Built Qatar’s First-Ever Vegan Cafe

Ghanim Al-Sulaiti, the 26-year-old owner of the Evergreen Organics cafe in Doha, Qatar, sits at a table about to bite into his burger. But that charred slab of protein isn’t made from meat. To read, click here. 

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Middle East’s Careem to Test Bus Service in Egypt

August 17, 2018 1:36 pm1 comment
Middle East’s Careem to Test Bus Service in Egypt

Careem Networks FZ, the Middle Eastern ride-hailing provider, is testing a bus-booking service ahead of a possible roll-out out across all 14 countries it operates in. To read more, click here. 

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Louvre Abu Dhabi welcomes Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Salvator Mundi

June 28, 2018 2:37 pm1 comment
Louvre Abu Dhabi welcomes Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi, a masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, will be unveiled to the public at Louvre Abu Dhabi on September 18, 2018. Acquired by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in 2017, Salvator Mundi is one of fewer than 20 known surviving paintings by […]

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The Syrian Baker Who’s Bringing the Middle East’s Most Famous Ice Cream to California

February 12, 2018 9:08 am1 comment
The Syrian Baker Who’s Bringing the Middle East’s Most Famous Ice Cream to California

Bakdash, the most celebrated ice-cream parlor in the Middle East, is a hundred-and-thirty-eight-year-old shop located in the al-Hamidiyah Souk, an Ottoman-era marketplace in Damascus’s Old City. Men in butcher caps, white gloves, and coats staff the long, narrow space, serving customers who over the decades have included King Faisal, of Iraq; […]

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Footballs made in Pakistan to be used in FIFA World Cup 2018

January 30, 2018 1:06 pm0 comments
Footballs made in Pakistan to be used in FIFA World Cup 2018

Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Alexey Dedov has said that his country will be using footballs manufactured in the Pakistani city of Sialkot for use in matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup scheduled to be held in Russia this summer, Express News reported on Sunday.   “Pakistan is one of the most renowned […]

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But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

January 19, 2018 11:39 am0 comments
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna Milano (GAM) marks the final exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Organized by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa, in collaboration with Paola Zatti, […]

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Qatari becomes the first singer from Gulf to get nominated for Grammy Awards

November 14, 2017 5:12 am0 comments
Qatari becomes the first singer from Gulf to get nominated for Grammy Awards

Qatari musician Fahad Al-Kubaisi has become the first Gulf singer to compete in the Grammy Awards.  His latest album, “Enta Eshq”, is nominated for the “World Music Album” in the 60th Grammys Awards, which is scheduled to be held in New York City in January 2018. To read more, click […]

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Oman signs fetchr deal to revolutionize postal service

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Oman signs fetchr deal to revolutionize postal service

fetchr, a Dubai-based delivery-business and consumer technology app, on Tuesday announced that it has collaborated in a “first of its kind” joint venture with the Oman National Post Company. To read more, click here. 

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Sheikh Mohammed, Mohamed bin Zayed inaugurate best youth centre in the world

October 3, 2017 1:18 pm1 comment
Sheikh Mohammed, Mohamed bin Zayed inaugurate best youth centre in the world

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Sunday inaugurated a youth centre in Dubai deemed as the […]

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Artist, Shahzia Sikander named member of Mayor de Blasio’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers

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Artist, Shahzia Sikander named member of Mayor de Blasio’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the members of the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers – a group that will advise the Mayor on issues surrounding public art and historic monuments and markers on City-owned property. The Commission will be co-chaired by the President of the […]

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