Features - Art & Culture

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.

maître d’ - Philippe Restaurant, Houston

In a city known for big, gaudy gestures, Philippe Restaurant in the upscale Galleria area of Houston exudes a cool confidence in atmosphere and menu.

Articles - Art & Culture

three great places - Doha

Doha’s lively foodie scene has never been better. Visitors will be surprised by the array of cuisines on offer, from the Arab world to Southeast Asia, Europe, and everything in-between. Doha is not a town for walking, but these Three Great Places showcase the ‘new’ Doha and are worth the taxi fare.

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Uganda’s endangered Mountain Gorillas

It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed when first entering the rainforest. This secretive, primeval world, with its dark, brooding vegetation wreathed in tendrils of mist, is alive with incessant insect chatter and shrill birdsong.

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Black Gold

insight - Tahar Rahim, Actor

Garnering awards for lead roles in critically acclaimed films, Tahar Rahim is fast earning kudos at film festivals and awards ceremonies worldwide.

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museum review - Presidential Splendour

Honouring the 50th anniversary of the White House Historical Association, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has opened an exhibit designed to showcase the style and history of the presidential mansion.

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well read - London History Festival

History is brought to life from November 14 to 24, when the London History Festival comes to Kensington and Chelsea to educate and enthrall book lovers and history buffs alike.

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24 hours in Ngorongoro, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania was created three million years ago when a giant volcano exploded, leaving behind a 600m-deep hole. This natural caldera is now home to a spectacular array of African wildlife, where it’s possible to spot the ‘big five’ during a single game drive.

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‘Emerging’ is not the only E-word on the art world’s lips. Berlin has also become synonymous with excitement, enthusiasm, and energy. Profits from Berlin’s ‘reputation boom’ remain stubbornly elusive, but the city’s market of ideas is at an all-time high.

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Osaka - Japan's Kitchen

A Japanese saying claims that while people from Kyoto are financially ruined by their spending on clothes, Osakans are commonly left penniless through eating out! Are they just a sociable bunch who won’t cook at home – or is Osaka Japan’s first city of food?

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