Art & Culture

Ramallah Gets a Huge New Cultural Hub

The Qattan Foundation shines a light on Palestinian culture

The Palestinian-Jordanian Artist Creating a Parallel World

A look into Shady Al Hady’s twisted animations

Why Has Modest Fashion Become a Trend All of a Sudden?

A new exhibition in San Francisco unpacks “Muslim fashion”

Dubai’s Leading Art Collectives Come Together this Summer

A look inside Alserkal Avenue’s summer programme

The Ultimate Guide to Muscat’s Best Art Galleries

Take a peek into the burgeoning creative scene

Nadine Labaki Announced as the Academy’s Newest Member

The Capernaum director is diversifying the Oscars

The Egyptian Architect that Tried to Reverse Globalisation

Hassan Fathy wanted to retain tradition at any cost

The Egyptian Artist Redefining Arab Music

Shereen Abdo is the musician to watch

Introducing PUMA’s First Saudi Ambassador

Meet Abdulrahman Abdullah, the region’s new Suede Guerrilla

Boiler Room Broadcast Live From Palestine’s Underground

The place to discover Ramallah’s best DJ’s and artists

How Mohamed Salah is Changing Perceptions of Islam

"If he scores another few, then I'll be muslim too"

6 Jordanian IGs You Need to Follow

From emerging brands to contemporary art collections

Becoming a Female Documentary Filmmaker in the Middle East

Awarded Palestinian director Mai Masri shares her advice

Eid Memes That Literally Nail It

Follow these and flood your feed

How Eid is Celebrated Across the Region

From signature dishes to lantern festivals

GmBH Pay Tribute to the Middle Eastern Art of Falconry

The cult Berlin-based label continue to push boundaries

Pngwng Cru is the Palestinian Trap Group to Watch

The Middle East’s Answer to Yung Lean

Why You Might Want to Rethink Becoming an Influencer

A new UAE law is about to change the game

A Look at Louis Vuitton’s World Cup Collection

Made-to-order bags in the colours of your national flag

5 Things We Learned from Karim Benzema’s Netflix Documentary

The scandals and controversy surrounding the Franco-Algerian footballer

Spellbinding Photos of Women in the Desert

The Moroccan photographer glorifying covered women

The Egyptian Photographer Discovered by Jonathan Anderson

Meet Malak Kabbani, the rising 24-year-old photographer

A Look at the London Festival Celebrating Palestinian Culture

Ahmad Masoud is the curator changing perceptions

10 Incredible Buildings Across the Region

From the Gulf’s modern gems to North Africa’s historic landmarks

Mesmerising Photos Capturing the Act of Prayer

Meet Emirati photographer Ammar Al Attar

TV Series to Binge on During Ramadan

Perfect for post-iftar downtime

6 Highlights from Cannes Film Festival

From red-carpet protests to Nadine Labaki’s big win

5 Cult Classic Bollywood Movies to Watch

From Oscar winning dramas to rom coms

Walid Layadi-Marfouk is the Arab World’s David Lynch

The young Moroccan artist reclaiming the Arab narrative

Meet the Moroccan-Egyptian Pioneers of French Gloomy Rap

Before PNL, there was Sanguee and Momo

The Artist Bringing Still Life Photography Back

Meet French-Algerian artist Maya-Inés Touam

A Cheat Sheet Guide to Omar Sharif’s Best Movies

From Hollywood blockbusters to cult indies

The Dreamiest 90s Pool Party Playlist

From peak sun to sunset, we got you covered

Iconic Rain Room Installation Moves to Sharjah

Stand in torrential rain without getting wet

A New Exhibition Returns the Colonial Gaze in Film

Reclaiming stories from Morocco, Niger and Senegal

Your Guide to Abdellatif Kechiche’s Most Iconic Films

Celebrating the Tunisian-French film director’s return

The Saudi Artist Exploring God Through Language

Lulwah Al Hamoud is the female artist to know

Could Dubai Be the New Epicentre of Rap Music?

Meet Dubai’s new homegrown rappers

Sarah Bahbah’s Dreamy Portrayal of Love and Heartbreak

Meet the Palestinian photographer co-signed by Gucci

Mashrou’ Leila’s Essential 2018 Playlist

The Lebanese indie band give us the downlow

Jay Z is Now the Richest Rapper in the World

“I’m not a business-man, I am a business…man!”

The 7 Best Documentaries on Netflix

From murder mysteries to legendary singers and artists

Stranger Things Comes to Dubai

*Books tickets immediately*

5 Must-See Pieces at Margiela’s Retrospective in Paris

Celebrating the legacy of an anonymous legend

Mohamed Bourouissa Captures America’s Forgotten Afro-American Cowboys

The Algerian photographer puts urban cowboys in the spotlight

No More Abayas or Black Scarves in Saudi?

Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman declared women should decide what to wear

Emotional Baggage on Display

The Confused Arab at Sikka Art Fair

The Rise of Moroccan Trap

Straight outta Morocco

Venus X and Telfar Come to ART Dubai

GCC After-Dark's party is going to be epic

The 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Music we can’t wait to hear from Cardi B to Artic Monkeys

6 Things To See and Do At ART Dubai

The best spots during art season

Haute’s Top 5 Tracks for Spring

The playlist you’ll never stop streaming

5 Classic Egyptian Movies You Need to Watch

From cult dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies

Marrakesh Gets a New Art Fair and Contemporary Art Museum

The red city is well and truly cemented on the Art World map

The Arab Female-Led Exhibition Exploring Migration

When Arab artists define their own experience

A Look Inside Chanel No.5’s Most Iconic Ads

Tracing the history of the signature scent

Netflix Unveils its First Arab Original Series

Jinn is the youth-culture focused drama to watch

10 Things We All Secretly Do On Instagram

It’s okay, everyone stalks everyone

Meet the Algerian Singer Reinventing French RnB

Sabrina Bellaouel's seductive new EP pays tribute to her roots

Explore Japan’s Hidden Art-Filled Mountains

Find Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell, Carsten Höller and more in Tokamachi

The Subtle Beauty of Everyday Life in Beirut

From the cars and dusty streets to modernist architecture

4 Questions With: Meriem Bennani

Meet the NY-based, Moroccan-born artist challenging femininity and globalisation

What You Should Really Do on Valentine’s Day

If you’re single, in a relationship… or somewhere in between

The Photographer Capturing a Brighter Image of Yemen

Ayla Hibri is showing the country in all its complexities

4 Young Contemporary Artists to Watch

Beyond being Arab, they’re pushing the boundaries

9 Must-Follow IG Accounts Celebrating the Arab World

Whether it’s memes or archive Berber pics – we got you

The Insult : The Controversial Arab Film Nominated for an Oscar

The film that almost landed its director in court on charges of treason

10 Old-School Tracks You Need to Listen to Now

The throwback hits guaranteed to spark your nostalgia

Dive Into Malick Sidibé’s Enchanting Vision of Mali

The photographer who inspired Beyoncé and Gucci

Meet The Lebanese Artist Smashing Gender Stereotypes

Khansa bends the rules for the sake of dreams

An Artist’s Visual Response to the Egyptian Revolution

Childlike paper cut-outs meet political upheaval

Lost Wedding Traditions We Need to Bring Back

Who doesn’t want to jump over a fish seven times?

The Bahraini Photographer You Need to Know

Ali Al Shehabi is bringing the Middle East to the world

10 Cult Arab Movies You Need To Watch

Low-budget indies and blockbusters from Algeria to Palestine

A Look Inside the New Yves Saint Laurent Museum

The fashion designer’s legacy lives on in Marrakesh