26th Apr 2012

Beirut – What to Do

Because there's so much more to Beirut than just epicurean delights and comfortable beds!... read more


18th Apr 2012

Beirut – Where to Stay

Not just for the intrepid traveller, Beirut's hotels are charming, chic and comfortable offering luxury in this most bewitching of cities!... read more

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13th Apr 2012

Bethany Kehdy: Miss Lebanese Food

Passionate about her food heritage, Bethany Kehdy talks to us about growing up in rural Lebanon during the Civil War and what the country's cuisine means to her!... read more

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11th Apr 2012

Zena El Khalil: An Artist in Love with Beirut (Part Two)

In the second half of her interview, Zena talks more specifically about her art, gender roles in the Middle East and her role as an ambassador for peace!... read more

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10th Apr 2012

Zena El Khalil: An Artist in Love with Beirut (Part One)

In the first part of our interview with renowned artist and author, Zena talks about Beirut, what it means to be Lebanese and where she sees herself going in the future!... read more


6th Apr 2012

Beirut – Where to Eat

It's hard to go far wrong when looking for good places to eat in Lebanon's capital, but here are a few of our favourites!... read more


28th Mar 2012

Top Five Books on Modern Iran

The latest in our top five series, this time we look at the books giving us a greater understanding of the Iran behind the headlines. Enjoy!... read more

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22nd Mar 2012

Omar Souleyman: The Hasake Maestro

Syria's favourite dabbke performer is starting to take the whole world by storm!... read more


15th Mar 2012

Top Five Middle Eastern Literature Blogs

In the third in our top five series, we look at the best blogs promoting Middle Eastern literature around at the moment. Enjoy!... read more


8th Mar 2012

Top Five Female Arab Writers

In recognition of International Women's Day 2012, here's a list of the five female Arab authors we've most enjoyed reading... read more

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5th Mar 2012

Top Five Middle Eastern Food Blogs

In the first of our Top Five series, we look at our favourite Middle Eastern food sites on the interweb... read more


23rd Feb 2012

Khyam Allami: Resonance or Dissonance?

A young British-Iraqi maestro is modernising our conception of Arabic music with his contemporary 'ud composition... read more

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16th Feb 2012

Mona Usher: A Taste of Lebanon in Suburban Surrey

Out of adversity, Mona Usher has created something incredibly special. A truly family run business, Samara Cuisine completely embodies the Lebanese vibe... read more