Features - Middle East

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.

Articles - Middle East

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.

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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.

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Melia 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.

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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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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.

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Salalah’s Sweet Secrets

Omani resident and writer Sarah MacDonald reveals the secrets of Oman’s southernmost city, Salalah, which is famous for fragrant frankincense, majestic landscapes, and soft monsoon rains.

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La Cigale Hotel, Doha

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the five-star La Cigale Hotel is nestled in the heart of Doha city, approximately 20 minutes away from Hamad International Airport.

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Arts and Culture: A Cultural Oasis

Qatar National Day: a time for citizens, residents, and visitors to honour Qatar’s past, celebrate its successes, and look forward to creating a bright future – and the arts are shining.

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