Art & Culture

Nadine Labaki and Rami Malek Nominated for Golden Globe

Putting Lebanon and Egypt in the limelight

Google Celebrates Feminist Artist Baya Mahieddine

The late icon gets a tribute two decades after her death

This Film Sparked a Comeback For Iraqi Cinema

Mohamed al-Daradji’s The Journey makes history

Optical Illusions That Visually Transform the Sahara

This Moroccan artist is using photography to question society

The London Exhibition Humanising the Refugee Narrative

Telling the stories of those typically left unheard

This Moroccan Photographer Uses Photography to Heal

Fatima Zohra Serri explores the struggles of womanhood

Saudi Arabia is Getting a Three-Day Music Festival

Could this be the Kingdom’s answer to Coachella?

5 Standout Films From Cairo Film Festival

From Tunisia to Thailand - these are the films to look out for

Capturing Morocco Through a Childlike Lens

From Casablanca to the Ourika Valley

Will This Acclaimed Saudi Film Be Screened in the Kingdom?

Mahmoud Sabbagh’s second feature might make history

5 Takeaways From Boiler Room’s Palestine Documentary

Unveiling the country’s underground music scene

Capturing the Softer Side of Moroccan Masculinity

Yasmine Hatimi’s photography celebrates male romanticism

A Young Saudi Photographer’s Love Letter to Jeddah

21-year-old Kinzy Al Saheal shows a little-seen side of the city

Telfaz11: The Platform Changing the Face of Saudi Entertainment

A new gen of content-creators are shifting the narrative

How Photography Changed This Omani Photographer’s Life

Meet the 25-year-old award-winning photographer Ali Al Sharji

The Tunisian Gallery Going to Art Basel Miami Beach

Selma Feriani Gallery is bringing Arab art to the world

This Bahraini Record Label Wants to Change the World

Dar Disku on the importance of promoting Arab artists

Azzedine Alaïa Foundation Opens Bookstore in Paris

Now you can buy from the couturier’s private book collection

The Emerging Artists That Made Waves at Abu Dhabi Art

These are the rising talents to look out for

The Zine Giving Young British Muslims a Voice

How Khidr Collective is battling Islamophobia though creativity

The LA-Based Saudi Singer Challenging Arab Stereotypes

Tamtam opens up about dual identity and why she loves LA

The Somali DJ Changing the Face of Electronic Music

Meet Fauzia Habib and the women of colour who propelled her rise

The Revolutionary Artists Who Shaped the Arab Music Industry

From Morocco to Kuwait, these are the region’s most influential artists

Two Muslim Women Just Made American History

Meet Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

5 Unmissable Films to See at Carthage Film Festival

The film festival that’s long-pioneered African and Arab cinema

Meet Abri, the Emirati Soul Singer to Watch

Abri on soul music and believing in your dreams

Dua Lipa to Perform at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Kicking off the museum’s anniversary celebrations with a bang

The Reality of Working in the Creative Industries

6 young Arabs on how to handle haters and mental health

What Arab Men Really Think of Gender Equality

A look inside patriarchy from Palestine to Morocco

8 Things to See at Dubai Design Week

From exclusive exhibitions to immersive VR installations

Magnum is Selling Iconic Middle East-Shot Photos

A selection explores the meaning of boarders in the region

A Huge Arts Centre is Opening in Dubai

The first non-governmental art space in the GCC

Ethiopia Elects Their First Female President

Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Africa’s only female leader

Nas and Giggs Are Coming to Dubai

Sole DXB finally released this year’s musical line-up

The Syrian Artist Celebrating Women’s Bodies

Malda Smadi’s sculptures are an ode to self-acceptance

An Ellen Von Unwerth Retrospective is Coming to Beirut

The feminist fashion photographer gets her first regional exhibition

Syrian Artist Sara Naim Doesn’t Believe in Borders

The 30-year-old uses abstract photography to question life

The First Iraqi Nobel Peace Prize Winner is Coming to the UAE

Outspoken women’s rights activist Nadia Murad will share her story

This Broadway Musical Celebrates Arab-Jewish Culture

Featuring an all star cast of regional actors and musicians

This UAE-Based Photographer Celebrates Girl On Girl Photography

"No single guy could capture a woman like a woman”

The New-Wave Duo Smashing the Jordanian Music Scene

Garaseen is the electro-pop duo you’ll want to favourite

The Morocco-Born NY-Based Singer To Watch

Five questions with 24-year-old rising star Abir

Ajlan Gharem is the Artist Changing Perceptions of Saudi Identity

Taking his neon mosque installation to Vancouver Biennale

Meet the Artists Shaping Tunisia’s Creative Scene

How the revolution impacted a generation of young artists

6 of Tarek El Kassouf’s Best Designs

A cheat sheet to the award winning Lebanese designer’s best work

10 Arab Rap Songs We Can’t Stop Listening To

Regional rappers from Amman to Casablanca

Nadia Murad Becomes the First Iraqi to Win a Nobel Peace Prize

And only the second Middle Eastern woman to do so

Explore the UAE’s Most Wes Anderson-Inspired Architecture

This Emirati photographer captured the region’s hidden symmetry

The Film Collective Celebrating the Magic of North African Cinema

Maghreb Ciné are screening North African films to an international audience

Exploring the Impact of Colonialism on African Identity

Meet Nigerian artist and Blood Orange collaborator Akinola Davies Jr

18 Unpublished Naguib Mahfouz Short Stories Have Been Discovered

The Egyptian Nobel-Laureate’s legacy lives on

5 Questions with Mohammed Al Shammarey

The artist exploring Iraq’s political crisis

New York Museums Are Putting The Spotlight on Arab Art

Challenging stereotypes from MOMA to The Met

This Female Saudi News Anchor Just Made History

The Kingdom is making major moves towards change

El Gouna Film Festival is Back

Arab cinema lives on in the ‘Hollywood of the Middle East’

Capturing Morocco’s Magical But Forgotten Desert Towns

Think dreamy landscapes and pastel pink architecture

A Guide to the Middle East’s Most Important Feminist Films

Habibi Collective curate a list of badass female leads

The Arab World’s Boldest Movies Are Coming to London

Thanks to this Palestinian artist collective

Beat the Post-Summer Blues With our Playlist

From afrobeats to new Blood Orange

A New Law in Egypt Means Your Social Media Account Will Be Watched

Anyone with 5000+ followers is officially under supervision

The UAE and India Open Commemorative Zayed-Gandhi Museum

The digital museum celebrates two legacies

This Book Aims to Destigmatize Men’s Mental Health

HIS + HIM is a revolutionary must-read

Dana Hourani Drops a Catchy New Y2K Cover

Listen to the style icon’s take on ‘Teenage Dirtbag’

This Artist Creates Bags out of Islamic Accessories

Omar Abdellatif’s designs are an exploration of Middle East meets West

Colin Kaepernick is the Face of Nike’s Latest Campaign

“Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything”

Inside Palestine’s Thriving Music Scene

Does great art come from great pain?

5 Emerging Arab Artists You Should Listen To

From dreamy trap to experimental house

10 Emirati Designers Set to Showcase at London Design Week

UAE Design Stories is the exhibition you won’t want to miss

One of the Coolest Mixtapes of the Season Just Dropped

And it’s from the Dubai-based Karrouhat

A New Exhibition Reveals the Dual Lives of Palestinians Abroad

An intimate look into the realities of the diaspora

The Jordanian Skatepark Uniting Skaters and Refugees

Bridging gaps and crossing barriers

Nancy Ajram Banned Pride Flags from Concert in Sweden

The Lebanese singer angers the LGBTQI community

The Hijabi Rapper Co-Signed by Diddy and Will Smith

Neelam Hakeem is taking the internet by storm

The Lebanese Photographer Celebrating the Girl Gaze

Yasmina Hilal is the 21-year-old switching up the game

A Look Inside the Exhibition Exploring Muslim Influence in Italy

The Medici family’s Islamic art collection goes on show

The Otherworldly Beauty of Cairo in Black and White

Through the eyes of a young Bahraini photographer

The Dubai-based Artist Reinterpreting Young Love

Aagam Kaur’s dreamy self portraits break down heartache

The Design Duo Putting the Middle East on the Map

David/Nicolas are the critically acclaimed designers to know

The Exhibition Reviving Palestine’s Long Lost Art History

Bringing the International Art Exhibition For Palestine back

Capturing Morocco Through a Rose-Tinted Lens

Meet the 24-year-old photographer exploring identity and kitsch

5 of the World’s Most Incredible Football Pitches

From floating pitches to geometric mountain-tops

The Egyptian Label Co-Signed by Beyoncé

Queen Bey can’t get enough of Okhtein

Elissa Announces Her Secret Battle with Breast Cancer

The Lebanese singer reveals her struggle in a new music video

10 Netflix Shows to Binge Watch This Summer

From Stranger Things alternatives to coming of age dramas

6 Emirati IG Accounts to Follow

From certified royalty to emerging designers

5 of the Best Concept Stores in Beirut

The city is fast becoming the region’s fashion capital

The Record Label Unearthing the Arab World’s Rarest Records

Habibi Funk on cultural appreciation and appropriation

Egyptian Producer Joins Venice Film Festival Jury

Mohamed Hefzy is breaking international barriers

Beirut Design Fair Get a Pastel Drenched Makeover

The second edition celebrates Beirut’s golden age

A Look Inside Saudi Arabia’s First Poetry Collective

The Poetry Passport is your new safe space

Dubai Cinema Launches Feminist Film Season

A celebration of groundbreaking women in film

The Incredible Photos Capturing the Potent Beauty of Mecca

Toufic Beyhum’s rare insight in to the Hajj

Huda Beauty is Launching Their Debut Fragrance

Here’s everything we know so far

#SponsoredPosts Will Now Be Taxed in Egypt

The region is officially monetizing social media

The UAE Wants You to Stop Dancing to Drake

“Kiki do you love me?” could officially land you in jail

A New Jewish Museum is Set to Open in Fes

Bringing Judeo-Moroccan history to the forefront

Re-Discovering René Burri’s Obsession With Pyramids

The legendary photographer is celebrated in Arles

8 Lebanese IG Accounts to Follow

From daring fashion designers to brilliant visual studios

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

Award winning 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

Hassan Hajjaj and Momo Mazouz Open Pop-Up Bar

The contemporary artist and acclaimed restaurateur join forces

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

5 Things to Know About DJ Aeli

The Tunisian hip-hop producer making waves

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