Adel Emam: The biggest star in Arab cinema

  • DUBAI: There are not many lives as full as Adel Emam’s. Put it this way: The Dubai International Film Festival has given him a Lifetime Achievement Award twice. A legend of stage and screen — both big and small — Emam is the crown prince of Egyptian pop-culture, a comic and dramatic actor who h...
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London Halal Food Festival opens its gates to 18,000 visitors

  • LONDON: The Halal Food Festival returned to the UK capital this year for its sixth edition with 25 cuisines on offer at more than 150 stalls. At least 18,000 people attended the two-day event, which ran from Sept. 24-25 at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The scale and scope ...
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What We Are Reading Today: The Blame Game

  • Author: Dr. Mohammad Al-Sabban Dr. Mohammad Al-Sabban’s book “The Blame Game” shares exclusive information on what he describes as the web of lies he encountered and fought against over three decades heading Saudi Arabia’s team of negotiators at climate-change talks. He led the Kingdom’s de...
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Arab Fashion Week to kick off in Dubai in October 

  • DUBAI: Arab Fashion Week, organized by the Arab Fashion Council, is set to return to Dubai next month. From Oct. 10-15, fashion designers from the region and further afield will present their womenswear collections in a series of runway shows to be held at Dubai Design District.&...
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US show ‘Last Light’ shot in locations across Abu Dhabi

  • DUBAI: A thriller set during an environmental collapse has joined a growing list of US television shows shot in Abu Dhabi with the support of its film commission. “Last Light,” a five-episode series streaming on Shahid VP in the Middle East, was filmed in multiple locations in the emirate, wi...
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UAE artists set to exhibit at the 16th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art in France

  • DUBAI: Three artists from the UAE are set to represent the country at the 16th edition of the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, which will run from Sept. 14 to Dec. 31, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Multi-discipli...
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Naila Art Gallery’s 'Saudi Crafts' exhibition reflects a changing nation

  • RIYADH: In honor of the 92nd Saudi National Day, Naila Art Gallery has put together the exhibition “Saudi Crafts,” bringing 30 studios, artists and artisanal brands to showcase their creative ventures from Sept. 20-30. Among prominent names in the Saudi art scene, such as Abdullah Hammas and ...
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Google celebrates Saudi National Day with Doodle

  • LONDON: Google has joined Saudi Arabia in the celebrating of its national day with one of its famous Google Doodles, with an image of the Kingdom’s flag on the search engine’s homepage on Friday. Only visible in Saudi Arabia, the doodle marks the Kingdom’s 92nd national day – known ...
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Iraqi para-athlete Zainab Al-Eqabi walks runway at Boss show in Milan

  • DUBAI: Iraqi sports enthusiast Zainab Al-Eqabi walked the runway at Boss’ show at Milan Fashion Week on Thursday as she joined supermodels such as Naomi Campbell, Ashley Graham and Jourdan Dunn. “We are done. Clap for me,” TV presenter Al-Eqabi told her followers on Instagram Stories after th...
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Recipe for Success: Saudi chef Rakan Al-Oraifi shares a dessert recipe for Saudi National Day

  • DUBAI: Rising Saudi culinary star and TV presenter Rakan Al-Oraifi was one semester into getting his masters degree in marketing when he decided he wanted to pursue his lifelong love of food more seriously. A culinary diploma from California later, Al-Oraifi returned to Saudi Arabia to take the...
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