Features - Middle East

24 hours in Istanbul

In March, Istanbul awakens with a spring in its step. The sun is stronger. Evenings are longer. And the city’s 15 million residents spill outdoors to sip tea al fresco on both banks on the Bosphorus. Alas, that traditional watery divide between European and Asian shores is no more.

luxe - W Hotel, Doha

W Hotel Doha is a hip hotel in the heart of Qatar’s capital, bringing a vibrant blend of casual glamour and vivid design to the city.

Articles - Middle East


Choosing the best The QPO story

One-time Doha resident and frequent visitor Orlando Kimber, whos a keen amateur musician, is delighted to find that both new music and old are thriving at the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Qatar’s billion-dollar vision

Qatar’s natural affinity with hospitality has woven its way through a host of 5-star facilities, pre-eminent cultural attractions, and the creative expression of its rich and vibrant history as the country continues to meteorically evolve into a leading destination for both leisure and business endeavours. Driven by multi-billion-dollar infrastructure investments, Qatar welcomes industry and tourists from around the globe.

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weekend away - Dizin

Deep in the Alborz Mountains north of Tehran, Dizin is Iran’s premier ski destination, a high-altitude resort known for its glorious powder snow and extended ski season.

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Qatar National Day

Qatar celebrates its National Day on December 18, and nowhere represents the true heritage of Qatar better than its capital’s most renowned market, Souq Waqif.

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Qatar - The art of aircraft painting

With the whole of Qatar Airways’ ever-growing fleet of 135 aircraft being branded in celebration of joining the one world Alliance, Oryx flew to Dublin to meet with Eirtech Aviation’s Andrew Richardson and the Eirtech team in their bespoke, climate-controlled facility to find out how to re-paint a fleet of aircraft.

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marine - Port of Call: Qatar International Boat Show

The dazzling waterfront at Qatar’s prestigious Lusail City hosts the inaugural Qatar International Boat Show on November 12–16, an event expected to draw more than 15,000 visitors and welcome Qatar to the international show-circuit map.

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Qatar - Al Zubara

In his book Looking for Dilmun Geoffrey Bibby, among the first archaeologists to visit Qatar in the 1950s, wrote of Al Zubara, “It was eerie to walk between the crumbled walls... Feet sank in the sand that choked rooms and streets.”

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An introduction to Hajj

Every year, Muslims from all over the world converge on Saudi Arabia to perform the most esteemed pilgrimage of Hajj, one of the five pillars that every Muslim lives by.

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