Features - Art & Culture

Venice - Murano

Whether artistic or workaday, glass is ubiquitous. We drink out of it, put flowers in it, peer through it, cook in it, are protected by it. For centuries, the word Murano signified excellence in every aspect of this fascinating artisan craft.

Frankfurt - Mainhattan

There is no doubt about it. Frankfurt is the city of skyscrapers, its famous skyline giving it the moniker ‘Mainhattan’. Two of the highest in the EU are located here – the Commerzbank Tower and the Messeturm, or Main Tower.

Articles - Art & Culture

Manchester - The peak district

Head north from Manchester Airport (Qatar Airways now flies twice daily from Doha) and you soon reach the bright lights of the big city, with its many metropolitan attractions – but head southeast instead and you’ll discover a very different world of stunning countryside, pretty villages, and grand stately homes.

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Manchester City Shopping

From designer brands at the Manchester Exchange to vintage fashion at the Outdoor Markets, and boutique shops of the creative Northern Quarter, Manchester offers an intoxicating mix of shopping.

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insight - Prateep Rodpai

Occupation - Khon Mask Maker

Prateep Rodpai is one of Thailand’s last traditional Khon mask makers, handcrafting them from a simple workshop in the north of Bangkok.

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Installation view of inaugural exhibition, Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art

museum review - Arab Museum of Modern Art

Opened in December 2010 in Doha, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art is a new institution for Arab culture and creativity.

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well read - The Hay Festival 2011

The Hay Festival, set in the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye in the Brecon Beacons, attracts writers, film-makers, comedians, politicians, and musicians from May 26 through to June 5 for an exciting line-up of events.

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three great places - Melbourne

Each month, a resident self-confessed foodie offers three exemplary places to dine. Rachel Lebihan explores Melbourne. Melbourne’s laneways are a navigational challenge for those unfamiliar with the city’s topological charm. Add to that Melbourne’s penchant for unnamed venues and nondescript entrances, and finding a stellar restaurant can be tricky. Remove the uncertainty by heading to these winning food destinations.

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wish list - 100-limited edition items

In honour of Qatar Airways’ 100th destination launch this month, we showcase a selection of 100-limited edition and 100-year anniversary edition items.

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24 hours in Doha

The small peninsula of Qatar is the only true desert country worldwide, with no natural surface water, but featuring a long (563km) coastline with fine sandy beaches and majestic rolling dunes in the south.

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