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What's On in Tel Aviv: 10 Unmissable Events this Autumn

We explore the top ten things to do in Israel’s vibrant city, Tel Aviv, with art exhibitions and video performances keeping you busy as the autumn draws in.

Living Ancient History: Israel's Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Discover Israel’s captivating historical and archaeological treasures with our guide to thetop 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country.

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 8 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.

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.

In Conversation with Myneandyours: the Superman of Street Art

Danna Lorch talks to street artist Myneandyours about his double life, his artistic influences and his passion for highlighting the unobserved.

Jerusalem's 10 Best Cultural Restaurants: An Ancient Heritage

We update our guide to the best places to dine in the historic city of Jerusalem, where cultures collide to provide a selection of exquisite restaurants.

Hazem Mahdy: On Creative Meditation and Automatic Art

Read our interview to find out about the spiritual and meditative art created by Hazem Mahdy, an Egyptian artist based in Sharjah.

Three Middle Eastern Women Who Inspired Generations

We discover more about the female artists redefining modern art in the Middle East, combining traditional Islamic techniques with Western modernism.

Rising Stars: 10 Emerging Lebanese Photographers to Watch

See the stunning work of Lebanon’s 10 most exciting new photographers, and find out more about this Middle Eastern country’s thriving artscape.

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.

Where to Eat in Muscat: Top 10 Restaurants in Oman's Capital

Whether you’re craving authentic Omani flatbreads or an all-American breakfast, we’ve got Muscat’s 10 best places to eat recommended right here.

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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.