Features - Art & Culture

The Fragrance of Kings

The heavenly scent of exclusive oud is at the heart of Arabia’s favourite fragrances.
Strolling through the souqs and malls of Qatar, one often smells the delicious fragrance of incense or bakhoor-scented woodchips gently smoking in mabkhara incense burners. Fine perfume is ever popular in Arabia, but there is one perfume prized above all else: oud, the dark heart of agarwood.

A Marine Oasis

The warm waters of the Arabian Gulf play host to a unique gathering of whale sharks off the coast of Qatar.

Articles - Art & Culture

The personal touch

Centuries-old traditions are finding new expression in the vibrant work of contemporary Qatari craftspeople.

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Empowering Arab filmmakers

Ever since the US-based ArtistShare was launched in 2003 as a business model for creative artists, hundreds of crowdfunding websites have sprouted up worldwide, generating a staggering US$16.2 billion in 2014, a 167% increase over the US$6.1 billion raised in 2013, according to crowdfunding research firm massolution.

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Iftar and Suhoor: The Month of Peace

Iftar and Suhoor are a chance for family and friends to come together during the holy month of Ramadan.

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A feast for the senses

Qatari cuisine embraces the best of Middle Eastern cooking, flavoured by delicious ingredients from the spice route.

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culture - Sevan Biçakçi

From his atelier tucked away behind Istanbul’s iconic Grand Bazaar, this ingenious artisan creates pieces that inspire jewellery collectors and Hollywood celebrities alike. But the road to success wasn’t always paved with glittering gemstones.

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Arabian Coffee: The Welcoming Cup

The Arab tradition that ‘one’s guests deserve the very best’ lies at the heart of the coffee ritual.

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Culture - Qatar/Brazil

Qatar Brazil 2014 is a year-long cultural exchange programme, and July welcomes the opening of two engaging exhibitions in Brazil.

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Bond In Motion – 50 Years of Bond Cars

London Film Museum – now open

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