If your idea of a university librarian is someone who spends days among books and manuscripts in a dimly lit, hidden alcove, think again. Imagine someone with three degrees who is proficient in six diverse languages (and can get by in several more), has traveled six of the world’s seven […]
Qatari investors own more property in the capital than the Mayor of London’s office and three times more than...
The annual BBC Arabic Film Festival is a combination of two elements: firstly, a competition in which newcomer directors...
In the Gulf, though, users have hit a problem: There are no Arab emojis – unless you count a generic turban-wearing...
Could Dubai be the first place in the Middle East to get a Michelin guide? That’s the rumor going around — and it was started by none other than Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guide. To read more, click here.Read more ›
Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is set to visit Saudi Arabia on May 11-12 as part of the General Entertainment Authority schedule for 2017, which aims to boost the kingdom’s entertainment and film sector. To read more, click here.Read more ›
While hosting a FIFA World Cup often means building a batch of new, state-of-the-art stadiums, Qatar’s preparations go far beyond that. Not only are they building stadiums, but major infrastructure projects like roads, railways, airports, seaports and hospitals must get done by the 2022 World Cup too. And to do […]Read more ›
Abdul Hamid al-Halibi, also known by the name Ibn Zaid, is considered the date expert in Saudi Arabia – nicknamed the “Sheikh of Dates Vendors.” To read more, click here.Read more ›
Over 30,000 camels are expected to participate in King Abdulaziz’s prestigious Mazayen Al-Ibl heritage festival and camel beauty contest in the capital from March 19 to April 15. To read more, click here.Read more ›