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Tel Aviv's 10 Must-Try Restaurants: Tasting the Local Culture

From hummus to high-end cuisine, read our guide to eating out in Tel Aviv and find the exquisite flavours of Israel in the city’s best restaurants.

Interview with Artist Anna Dudchenko: Oman Through Russian Eyes

Find out how Russian artist Anna Dudchenko is giving back to Oman´s art scene while having fun with contemporary art´s most famous names.

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 Capitals of Islamic Culture in the Middle East

Read about the Middle East’s Capitals of Culture and appreciate the beauty of Islamic art and architecture through the ages, from Libya to Saudi Arabia.

Where to See Art in Oman: The Best Galleries and Museums

Explore Oman’s thriving art and culture scene with ourcurated guide to the best galleries, spaces and museums to visit now.

Mojgan Endjavi-Barbé: Making Space for Iran’s Artists

Find out why Mojgan Endjavi-Barbé has dedicated her career to supporting Iran’s culture abroad, in particular its young, emerging artists.

The 10 Best Syrian Artists and Where to Find Them

Read about the ten best Syrian contemporary artists, who use video, installation, photography and painting to question the conflict and violence raging across the Middle East.

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.

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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.