How to change the world

The events that are taking place in Charlottesville have shocked many in the United States and beyond. They represent the latest manifestation of a growing trend towards racism, nationalism, exclusion and ignorance that are products of technological developments and globalisation. The world around us is changing beyond recognition, and while many bury their heads in … Continue reading How to change the world

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Samira Al Yaqoubi: The Jewel of Muscat

Artists have long been known to bring culture to life through their work. This is particularly the case in the Sultanate of Oman, where patriotism and national pride frequently find their way into the art work of its citizens. One of these artists is Samira Al Yaqoubi, a well-travelled, incredibly well-educated artist from Al Dhahira … Continue reading Samira Al Yaqoubi: The Jewel of Muscat

Shift – 3 female Saudi artists reflect on their changing culture in a London exhibition

Since the discovery of oil in the 1930s, life in Saudi Arabia has changed beyond recognition. What was once a traditional subsistence economy has become the linchpin of the global energy industry. Oil revenues have translated over the years into massive government spending, with gleaming new cities shooting up in place of previously modest, sleepy … Continue reading Shift – 3 female Saudi artists reflect on their changing culture in a London exhibition

6 Ways to Experience the Middle East without leaving London

You might be craving hungover falafel after a heavy weekend or perhaps looking for the perfect spa treatment to end a tough day. Or maybe you’re simply looking for a culture-filled way to spend an afternoon or an undercover shisha to take the edge off those thunderstorms forecasted… Whatever the case, Pink Jinn’s got you covered … Continue reading 6 Ways to Experience the Middle East without leaving London

The Silk Roads: History as you’ve never been taught it

If you read one book this year, it should be Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads: A New History of the World. His captivating exploration of the historic interactions between empires, countries and cultures follows the routes of the ancient Silk Roads, which served to link the Mediterranean in the west to China in the east. … Continue reading The Silk Roads: History as you’ve never been taught it

5 Instagram accounts that capture the culture of the Middle East

1. Everyday Middle East @everydaymiddleeast Everyday Middle East is one of a series of ‘Everyday’ accounts that aims to capture the culture of the region through candid photographs of the day to day lives of its people. It features the work of various photographers based in the region, from North Africa to the Gulf. 2. … Continue reading 5 Instagram accounts that capture the culture of the Middle East

Aire de Sevilla: The most luxurious stop on the tourist trail

Whether you’re a tourist on a sun-soaked city break looking for somewhere to relax or a local Sevillano recovering from chaos of Semena Santa and the Feria de Abril, you won’t find anywhere more idyllic or tranquil than Seville’s ancient baths. Built in an old 16th century mansion in the Casco Antiguo district of the … Continue reading Aire de Sevilla: The most luxurious stop on the tourist trail