Features - Middle East

Three great places - Tehran

There is a wealth of flavours in the streets of Tehran, from bakeries to corner restaurants where the smell of saffron wafts through the air. But what will surprise many visitors is the city’s abundance of cosmopolitan restaurants. From mouth-watering Caspian food to authentic Asian and the finest French bakery in town, come with us on a culinary tour of Tehran…

Qatar National Day

Qatar National Day is regarded as an opportunity for all Qatari citizens, expatriates, and visitors to recognise and celebrate what it means to live in modern-day Qatar.

Articles - Middle East

museum review - Gunpowder Art

On December 5, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art opens its first single-artist exhibition. Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab is an explosive art project by one of the world’s most intriguing contemporary artists.

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Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

well read - Doha International Book Fair

The annual Doha International Book Fair takes over Doha Exhibition Center for ten days in December as authors, publishers, and visitors celebrate the written word.

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Samad Vurgun, Baku

The journey down one street in Baku, Azerbaijan: the city of lights and fountains, ancient and modern architecture, a palette of cultures, and generations of history.

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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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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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Qatar - Let the Games begin!

Over 6,000 participants are expected to compete in Arab Games Doha 2011 when one of the biggest multi-sport events in the Middle East’s sporting calendar arrives in a Gulf State for the first time.

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maître d’ - Chandni, Karachi

Chandni is a delectable love affair between taste buds, tantalising food, and the warmth of the décor.

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insight - eL Seed

Occupation - Artist

‘Calligraffiti’ artist eL Seed explores a fusion of Arabic calligraphy and contemporary street art. No longer the domain of urban laneways, his artwork attracts galleries and museums around the world.

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