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Diwan

Re-Designing Design Education in the Middle East

On a thirteen hour direct flight from New York to Kuwait‭, ‬a younger version of myself sketched-out a plan that…

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Diwan

Khalid Al-Busaidi: Behind The Lens at The Royal Opera House Muscat

Many have seen breathtaking images from the Royal Opera House Muscat‭, ‬images that have been used around the world by…

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The Evolving Designer: Ahmed Al-Refaei

Ahmed al Refaei‭, ‬32‭, ‬is a Kuwaiti graphic designer and illustrator that grew up with a fascination with the world…

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The Confused Arab

Redefining the Arab Identity through Art

One of Sofiane Si Merabet’s favorite memories growing up was traveling with his parents from France to Spain and Algeria‭.…

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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

Where Music Meets Architecture

Entering Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam is an experience in of itself. This stunningly historic yet contemporary landmark building was built…

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Sustainability In Design

Defining Greatness by its Goodness

More and more‭, ‬communities are looking at what’s less and less‭. ‬As a region‭, ‬consumers in the Middle East are…

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Al Baleed Resort by Anantara

The wonders of Salalah

Imagine traveling to an Arab country with green covered mountains‭, ‬waterfalls‭, ‬lagoons and where the weather is perfect all year‭…

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INKED

Leading Dubai’s Food Culture Movement

This is not your typical restaurant‭. ‬Here‭, ‬creativity is in the limelight‭. ‬INKED is a concept pop-up venue that focuses…

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Ahaad Al-Amoudi

Arresting In Her Vibrancy

Imagine a man wearing a thobe and‭ ‬shmagh‭ (‬traditional headdress‭) ‬covered with pomegranates‭. ‬The wallpaper behind him also has the…

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CHI-KA

Connecting Two Unlikely Cultures

Sometimes when two cultures come together‭, ‬a beautiful fusion of aesthetics takes place‭. ‬This has certainly been the case with…

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