Features - Middle East
Camel racing: The sport of sheikhs
To experience a truly historic Qatari sport, head west into the desert from Doha during the winter months.
Qatar, the Desert Destination
On Qatar National Day, this desert nation proudly honours its history and looks forward to welcoming visitors to its shores with a host of events in 2016.
Articles - Middle East
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels
Encircling the historical heart of Doha, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is a collection of nine luxurious five-star hotels steeped in timeless Qatari hospitality.
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.
Golf in Ras Al Khaimah
Ideally situated between the majestic Hajjar Mountains and the Arabian Gulf, the northernmost Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is a sought-after destinationIdeally situated between the majestic Hajjar Mountains and the Arabian Gulf, for leisure and golf.
Dekh Magar Pyar Say
Pakistani truck art embodies the culture, history, and traditions of the drivers, narrating dreams and stories of these people who are never really ‘home’. Karachi resident Umair Mohsin explores this explosive expression of folk art in which the actual form is an escape from the mundane realities of ordinary life.
Black Orchid Interiors, The Pearl-Qatar
London furniture brand Black Orchid Interiors makes its debut in the Middle East with the unveiling of its new store in Doha.
Located in the vibrant West Bay region of Doha, the new five-star Melia Doha is an oasis in the city, with some exciting additions to Doha’s burgeoning culinary scene.
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.
AL SHAQAB - Arabian Horse
The Arabian horse played an important role in the founding of Qatar, and remains an important part of Qatari culture. Mr. Mohammed Al Sulaiti, Al Shaqab’s Breeding and Show manager, talks to Oryx about why the Arabian horse is so unique.