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Gucci Oud

Oud: The latest darling of global brands

Gucci launches new oud fragrance drawing influence from Gulf culture

August 6, 2014 6:14
 
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Qatar should eye the ultimate prize

Why museums and metros matter more than football tournaments

June 12, 2014 11:44
 
Afghan calligrapher creates world’s largest Quran

Afghan calligrapher creates world’s largest Quran

An Afghan calligrapher has worked for five years to create the world's biggest Quran, a bid to show the world that Afghanistan's rich cultural heritage and traditions have been damaged but not destroyed by 30 years of war.

January 17, 2012 2:49
 
What will it mean to be Emirati?

What will it mean to be Emirati?

In a time of regional chaos, celebrating National Day should mean more than waving larger-than-life flags and putting on car stickers.

November 21, 2011 12:29
 
Art Attack: Qatar’s bid for cultural stardom

Art Attack: Qatar’s bid for cultural stardom

Will Qatar, a relatively new country with a still budding local art scene itself, become the world’s museum through acquisition?

July 14, 2011 2:47
 
Timing is everything: rocky start for UAE cultural tour

Timing is everything: rocky start for UAE cultural tour

Earth Cultures is hoping UK tourists will finally opt for a more cultural vacation in Dubai this Ramadan. But nobody’s buying…yet.

June 19, 2011 1:57
 
Interview with the new GCC Secretary-General

Interview with the new GCC Secretary-General

As GCC Secretary-General and the first Bahraini and first military man to take office, HE Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani hopes to usher political and social reform.

April 3, 2011 1:11
 
Damascus versus Beirut

Damascus versus Beirut

These are two ancient cities with very different personalities. Scarcely two hours apart, both destinations offer travelers immensely different experiences. Which wins out when we put them head to head?

July 27, 2010 6:37
 
March 19

March 19

Dubai Kiss Court Case Highlights Culture Clash; Friends in Need; How Privacy Vanishes Online; Where Did All the Love Go?; Qatar on the Cusp

March 18, 2010 6:59
 
Who am I?

Who am I?

Emirati culture is under threat – and news that UAE nationals will soon account for just 13.3 percent of the population could make this identity crisis more severe.

January 25, 2010 1:23
 
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