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Dubai Design Week 2015

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Grand Design on an Epic Scale Sylvia Smith Dubai is all about design. You see it in the hand-crafted cars parked at the Dubai Mall, where 75 million satisfy their shopping habit annually, as well as in the latest in … Continue reading

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Exclusive to The Middle East magazine a new online video section devoted to Arab arts, culture, environment and design. Read the text in Mosaic and then click on to the link to watch the video.

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In Search of Nefertiti


  Egypt has said it will conduct more tests this week in search of a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun’s tomb that a British archaeologist believes may be the burial place of Queen Nefertiti. Archaeologists have never discovered the mummy … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST MAGAZINE ONLINE: Crossing the Empty Quarter – a celebratory expedition


  For the second time in recorded history an attempt is being made to cross the Rub Al Khali from Salalah, Oman, through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Doha, Qatar. The expedition led by British explorer Mark Evans and … Continue reading

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BBC showcase Arab cinema

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By Sylvia Smith What sort of film festival is it that opens in central London with none of the usual razzmatazz? No film stars, no red carpet, no famous directors and no celebrities posing in glamorous outfits momentarily highlighted by … Continue reading

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Oman exhibition highlights the archaeology of the GCC States


The 5th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Arab States is being held in the Sultanate of Oman from 20 October-19 November 2015, reports Rosemary Hector from Muscat. On display at the Bait Al-Zubair Museum … Continue reading

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QATAR: highlights work from the Mathaf collection


  The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha is dedicating the ground floor of the museum to a new display of solo exhibitions featuring pioneering artists from the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Until 14th February 2016, the exhibition, entitled Focus: … Continue reading

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Bahrain: reclaiming an ancient heritage


Bahrain is an archipelago and the word pearling sums up the industry on the second largest island, Muharraq, for more than five centuries. By Sylvia Smith with photographs by Richard Duebel From the fifth millennium BC until the 20th century … Continue reading

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Zaha Hadid awarded architectural Gold

Iraqi-born Zaha Hadid

Dame Zaha Hadid has been awarded Riba’s royal gold medal for architecture, making her the first woman ever to be awarded the honour in her own right. The renowned Iraqi-born, London-based architect designed the Aquatics Centre for the 2012 London … Continue reading

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Out of Africa and into Arabia

Palaeodrainage networks of Arabia. Copyright © 2013 Crassard et al

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