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Million’s Poet: Abu Dhabi’s Prestigious Poetry Programme

Discover the UAE’s Million’s Poet, a poetry talent show that has revolutionised a traditional art form, bringing poetry to primetime audiences.

10 Contemporary Iraqi Writers You Should Know

From Hassan Blassim to Luay Hamzah Abbas, we explore the work of ten Iraqi writers whose work has become the voice of contemporary literature in Iraq today.

8 Lebanese Art Exhibitions You Should See this Summer

Make sure you catch Lebanon’s best art exhibitions this summer with our curated guide to the top gallery and museum shows in Beirut and beyond.

Tel Aviv's Unforgettable Events and Festivals in Summer 2014

Find out what’s on in Tel Aviv this summer, as we explore music, fairs, theatre and art in Israel’s most cultural city, from Jaffa to the White City.

Tripoli's 10 Great Restaurants: Exploring Lebanese Cuisine

Explore eating out in Tripoli with our guide to the best restaurants, cafes and markets in Lebanon’s exciting foodie capital.

Introducing Sadeq Hedayat’s The Blind Owl: Iran’s Haunting Classic

Read Dr. Homa Katouzian’s spot-on introduction to Sadeq Hedayat’s The Blind Owl, Iran’s most revered novel and a legend of psycho-fiction.

Interview with Jordanian Artist Salameh Nematt: The Politics of Painting

See the work of Salameh Nematt, a Jordanian artist who treats art as a political act and believes in the liberating power of art.

Revolution, Religion and Magnum Photographer Abbas

From the Iranian Revolution to the political rise of religious fundamentalism, Magnum photojournalist Abbas has captured 30 years of Iran.

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.

Kuwait's Best Events and Festivals in Summer 2014

Kuwait may not be a tourist hot-spot, but the Arab country has a surprisingly number of art and culture events to keep you busy this summer.

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Middle East Art + Artists

Interview with Jordanian Artist Salameh Nematt: The Politics of Painting

See the work of Salameh Nematt, a Jordanian artist who treats art as a political act and believes in the liberating power of art.

Interview with Laure d’Hauteville: The Middle East’s Art Fair Expert

SINGAPORE ART FAIR founder Laure d’Hauteville discusses contemporary art, feminism and building bridges between the Middle East and Asia.

8 Lebanese Art Exhibitions You Should See this Summer

Make sure you catch Lebanon’s best art exhibitions this summer with our curated guide to the top gallery and museum shows in Beirut and beyond.

Interview with Pascal Odille: Beirut Art Fair’s Innovative Artistic Director

Find out why Pascal Odille, BEIRUT ART FAIR’s Artistic Director, brings the ME.NA.SA region’s exciting contemporary art to international audiences.

Middle East Food + Restaurants

An Insider's Guide to Jerusalem: 10 Must-Try Restaurants

Discover Jerusalem’s delicious foodie scene, where Arabic cafes nestle beside concept eateries, with our guide to 10 unmissable restaurants in the city.

Top 10 Markets in Israel: Bustling Bazaars of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Discover Israel’s 10 best markets, featuring antique to artisan products from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and mysteries at every turn.

Tripoli's 10 Great Restaurants: Exploring Lebanese Cuisine

Explore eating out in Tripoli with our guide to the best restaurants, cafes and markets in Lebanon’s exciting foodie capital.

Tehran’s 10 Best Restaurants: Iranian Flavours and Fine Dining

Eat out in Tehran with our food lover’s guide to ten of the best restaurants, fine dining establishment and lounges in this beautiful Iranian city.

Middle East Design + Arcitecture

Israel’s 10 Best Designers: Shape-Shifters, Table Tattoos and Happiness

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

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.

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.

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.