Fatma Al Nabhani
Oman’s tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani finding solitude outside the court in her country’s sprawling landscapes.
A moment with Baghdad-based artist, Zahraa Al-Baghdadi.
Contemporary artist, Kamrooz Aram, talks about the influence of Middle Eastern patterns and aesthetics, the relationship between objects and its space, and the way galleries can stimulate an emotional experience.
A Cairo-based initiative to encourage creativity and set up by three founders – Nada Abdel Salam, Noha Zayed and Ahmed Kamel – Studio Zafir is a concept store that offers funky home-grown Egyptian products designed by a wide range of artists and designers. The founders stock their T-shirt brand, Zafir which come in witty slogans referencing Egyptian pop culture and social issues.
Once a lawyer in Paris, Varlik moved to Istanbul to found Georges, a brand new hotel housed in Istanbul’s most historic building and surrounded by a range of stores, restaurants and cafes just a few steps to the Galata Tower.
A champion of the Saudi Arabian art community, Stephen Stapleton is the mind behind Edge of Arabia. Currently working in London, he hopes to shed a broader sense of light on Arabian art and its relevant creatives.
As one of the few prominent Lebanese rock bands out there, Scrambled Eggs and Charbel Haber have effectively blazed a trail of empowerment and inspiration through the region. With an agenda of Rock, the Lebanese and Middle Eastern community can enjoy a strong ally in the cause of music and creativity.
Fashion designer Lara Khoury on her latest collection LK Beirut and Lebanon as a driving force for creativity.
Grammy award-winning jazz musician, Fathy Salama has established himself as an influential force in the Egyptian music scene. He is most known for bridging the gap between modern and traditional music through performances with artists from different countries such as American jazz musician, Al Di Meola.