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A CREATIVE CITY

Following a meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee held in Bahrain last July, the Al-Ahsa oasis in Saudi Arabia which covers 8,544 hectares making it the largest oasis in the world, was one of nineteen sites around the world to be awarded world heritage status (see the August 2018 issue…

THE HUMAN FACE OF RAMADAN

For many of the world’s 1.8 billion muslims, the month of Ramadan represents an opportunity to try to partially detach themselves from the world and devote themselves to fasting, reciting the Koran, prayer and acts of charity. Each year, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) holds a photography contest around…

SAUDI ART DAYS

Modern Saudi film is evolving rapidly to include diverse, innovative and uniquely Saudi visual narratives, drawing on its deep historical cultures as well as contemporary life, and creating a new generation of young filmmakers passionate about sharing their stories. “We have a new generation of Saudi tastemakers and influencers, devoted…

A NEW MUSEUM FOR MARRAKECH

The prime movers behind the new museum are Moroccan art collectors Alami Lazraq and his 29-year-old son, Othman Lazraq, and their charitable association Fondation Alliances. Under the directorship of Othman, MACAAL is home to the Lazraq family’s private collection of contemporary African art, amassed over the past 40 years. Founded…