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Top 5 Tel Aviv Fashion Instagrammers to Follow

Tel Aviv is full of fashionistas and clothing designers who push the envelope on today’s hottest trends. See our picks for the top 5 to follow on Instagram.

Tel Aviv’s Top 5 Outdoor Workouts

In Tel Aviv, a gym membership isn’t the only ticket to keeping fit. Here are our picks for 5 of the best outdoor workouts you can enjoy year-round.

The Ultimate Guide to 15 Perfect Gifts for Art Lovers

We take a look at the best and most innovative gifts to give the art-lovers in your life this Christmas.

Jerusalem's Top 5 Restaurants for Carnivores

We’ve tasted our way across Israel’s capital city to find you the five Jerusalem restaurants offering the best steaks, burgers and more. Meat lovers, read on.

Exploring Tel Aviv’s Shuk HaNamal: A Culinary Paradise

Shuk HaNamal, opened in November 2010, is the first covered culinary center of its kind in Israel. Read more about the history and the gastronomical delights.

Top 5 Israeli Films of 2014 | A Walk On the Gritty Side

Every year, new Israeli films entertain and impress viewers and critics around the globe. We’ve picked five of the best films from 2014 you shouldn’t miss.

Jerusalem’s Best Street Food: Eating Through the Holy City

A city rich with history and culture, Jerusalem serves up some surprisingly delicious and varied street foods. We picked our top five spots.

Sweet Eats: Exploring Tel Aviv’s Best 5 Bakeries

The Tel Aviv bakery scene is filled with some surprising treats to satisfy almost any sweet tooth craving. Read on to discover the top five bakeries in the city.

An Interview with Alia Al-Senussi | Building Bridges to the Arts

Alia Al-Senussi works to promote the arts and serves on the boards and committees at institutions like the Tate, Serpentine and Guggenheim.

An Interview With Seth Herald: Photographing the West Bank

Seth Herald is a 23-year-old American photojournalist based in the West Bank. We spoke to the photographer about his work, life in Ramallah and the interesting moments in life.

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Middle East Art + Artists

The Ultimate Guide to 15 Perfect Gifts for Art Lovers

We take a look at the best and most innovative gifts to give the art-lovers in your life this Christmas.

An Interview with Alia Al-Senussi | Building Bridges to the Arts

Alia Al-Senussi works to promote the arts and serves on the boards and committees at institutions like the Tate, Serpentine and Guggenheim.

An Interview With Seth Herald: Photographing the West Bank

Seth Herald is a 23-year-old American photojournalist based in the West Bank. We spoke to the photographer about his work, life in Ramallah and the interesting moments in life.

The Best Men's Fashion Boutiques in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is a vibrant city with great style. People love to express themselves through their apparel- even the men. Here are the best boutiques for the guys!

Top 5 Israeli Photographers to Follow on Instagram

Israeli photographers are flocking to Instagram to showcase their talent. Here are the best ones to follow for some inspiration!

Who is Black Hand? Searching For The Iranian Banksy

Anonymous Iranian graffiti artist Black Hand creates Banksy-style images and powerful social critiques in a country where graffiti is closely censored and monitored. We examine the work here.

Lebanon's 10 Best Contemporary Artists and Where to Find Them

We discover more about the ten best contemporary artists in Lebanon, from master sculptors to creators of avant-garde video installations.

10 Best Iranian Artists and Where to Find them

We discover more about the talented Iranian individuals creating beautiful works of brave artistry to reflect the joys and struggles of their native country.

Pioneering Prints | Trajectories at Sharjah Art Museum

We explore the pioneering exhibition combining Indian and Pakistani contemporary print art at the Sharjah Museum in UAE.

Dubai's 10 Best Galleries | Climbing the Heights of Great Art

Enjoy our updated guide to the best and most beautiful contemporary art galleries in the heart of Dubai.

Middle East Food + Restaurants

Jerusalem's Top 5 Restaurants for Carnivores

We’ve tasted our way across Israel’s capital city to find you the five Jerusalem restaurants offering the best steaks, burgers and more. Meat lovers, read on.

Exploring Tel Aviv’s Shuk HaNamal: A Culinary Paradise

Shuk HaNamal, opened in November 2010, is the first covered culinary center of its kind in Israel. Read more about the history and the gastronomical delights.

Jerusalem’s Best Street Food: Eating Through the Holy City

A city rich with history and culture, Jerusalem serves up some surprisingly delicious and varied street foods. We picked our top five spots.

Sweet Eats: Exploring Tel Aviv’s Best 5 Bakeries

The Tel Aviv bakery scene is filled with some surprising treats to satisfy almost any sweet tooth craving. Read on to discover the top five bakeries in the city.

Tel Aviv's Top 5 American-Influenced Restaurants

Israel’s largest city Tel Aviv is home to many Americans—and you can feel it in the cuisine. If you crave food from the States while in Tel Aviv, here is where to go.

Tel Aviv's Top 5 Places to Drink Coffee & People-Watch

We check out the variety of neighborhoods in Tel Aviv, finding exactly where to go to get the best coffee and watch the world go by.

Haifa’s Top 5 Spots for Street Food | Gourmet on the Go

Haifa’s rich blend of cultures and religions makes for some special culinary treats. Check out the top 5 places to get your fill on street food in Haifa.

Shiraz Gourmet | The 10 Best Restaurants in Iran's Cultural Capital

We explore Shiraz, one of the most historic cities in Iran, discovering the ten best places to dine in the country’s cultural capital.

The Most Authentic Souks and Street Markets in the UAE

We explore the best places to find authentic spices, textiles and jewellery in souks scattered from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

Eating Out in Jeddah: Saudi Dining & Top Cultural Restaurants

Experience fine dining in Jeddah at these eight cultural restaurants, where international cuisine blends deliciously with Saudi fare.

Middle East Design + Architecture

Top 5 Tel Aviv Fashion Instagrammers to Follow

Tel Aviv is full of fashionistas and clothing designers who push the envelope on today’s hottest trends. See our picks for the top 5 to follow on Instagram.

Moshe Safdie | A Legend of Contemporary Architecture

We take a look at the life and stunning architecture of Moshe Safdie, the Israeli-Canadian-American architect with a big vision.

Top 7 Iranian Fashion Designers to Watch

In recent years Iranian fashion designers have been making a name for themselves both at home and abroad. Here we highlight seven of the best.

The 10 Best Lebanese Product Designers You Should Know

Lebanese product designers are making a name for themselves on the international design scene. Here we examine ten of the most impressive designers.

Mahshid Mahdian | Designing Fashion with Feeling

We discover more about Mahshid Mahdian, the Iranian fashion designer putting the heart and soul into Middle Eastern creativity.

Shiraz's Architectural Wonders: From Pink Mosque to Garden of Heaven

A photo gallery of the many architectural wonders in Shiraz, Iran; including the stunning Pink Mosque.

10 Stunning Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv

See Tel Aviv’s stunning Bauhaus buildings with our photo guide to the White City, a unique place to discover beautiful architecture in the heart of Israel.

Elie Saab and Reem Acra | The Pioneers of Lebanese Fashion Design

Discover the stunning work of Elie Saab and Reem Acra, two Lebanese fashion designers whose cultural roots shine through their critically acclaimed designs.

Iran’s Shah Abbas I and his Architectural Legacy

Discover Iran’s architectural gems with our guide to the legacy of Shah Abbas I, the Renaissance Persian ruler who shaped modern Iran.

Israel Ten Best Designers

From Yaacov Kaufman to Ron Arad, we profile ten contemporary designers from Israel influencing Israeli and international design through innovation.