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Movies in the Desert

Imagine Morocco and you probably think of souqs and tagines, not celluloid and stuntmen, but for film aficionados, Morocco is rightly famous for its film industry.

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.

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Family travel

Family holidays are one of the highlights of the year, and involving children in planning the activities can make for a really fun trip away. Nichola West has handed over her schedule to kids to hear first-hand about their essential holiday elements.

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A Marine Oasis

The warm waters of the Arabian Gulf play host to a unique gathering of whale sharks off the coast of Qatar.

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The personal touch

Centuries-old traditions are finding new expression in the vibrant work of contemporary Qatari craftspeople.

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Empowering Arab filmmakers

Ever since the US-based ArtistShare was launched in 2003 as a business model for creative artists, hundreds of crowdfunding websites have sprouted up worldwide, generating a staggering US$16.2 billion in 2014, a 167% increase over the US$6.1 billion raised in 2013, according to crowdfunding research firm massolution.

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The essence of penjing, a living art, is to recreate the beauty of nature without eliminating its imperfections.
Often confused as simply the Chinese form of bonsai, penjing is actually the ancient traditional Chinese art form from which Japanese bonsai is derived. While their similarities do outweigh their differences, they are two separate practices.

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Great experiences

Looking for amazing holiday moments that go beyond the ordinary and make for a truly memorable time? Then seek out world-class experiences, because nothing will linger longer in the mind – or the soul.

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Greek Island Hopping

With nearly 100 islands to choose from, la dolce vita in the Greek Aegean comes in all different shades of white and blue.

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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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“Sustainable tourism is now the norm rather than an exception,” says Ronald Sanabria of the Rainforest Alliance. And how right he is.

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