All posts by Guest Writer

Ones to watch: The local creatives you need to know By Guest Writer

We go under the radar and spotlight the region’s vibrant newcomers making a name for themselves on the creative scene.

Author, mum, entrepreneur: How this Dubai success juggles it all By Guest Writer

We find out how Karen Osman grew her business, had a baby and won the UAE’s most prestigious writing award – all in the same year.


How Haifaa Al-Mansour is taking Hollywood by storm By Guest Writer

Saudi Arabia’s first female director is glad she held out for the right project after the success of her first film.

The modern muse: How social media is turning women into stars By Guest Writer

We talk to three regional leaders in content creation who have redefined the sphere of influence.

Our picks: 10 unique places to pop the question in Dubai By Guest Writer

From a hot air ballon ride to a penguin serenade, it doesn’t get more romantic than this.

When does self-care actually become #selfindulgence? By Guest Writer

It’s the buzzword in the wellness world but we might have taken it to excess…

Emirati entrepreneur designs calendar to celebrate UAE women By Guest Writer

Sara Al Madani is adding strings to her bow by the minute.

Everything you need to know about the Korean beauty craze By Guest Writer

As K-beauty brands become more popular and widespread outside of South Korea, we turn our attention to the latest trend making a big impact in our bathroom cabinets. 

‘I knew I was tough enough to brave the modelling industry’ By Guest Writer

There’s a new hip generation bringing Bulgari’s edgier and cooler aesthetic to the fore. ‘It-girl’ Jasmine Sanders is leading the way.

‘How I made my first million’: 3 Middle East successes share their stories By Guest Writer

From fledgling start-ups to booming businesses, three regional movers and shakers open up about their journeys to the top.

Inside designer Yves Saint Laurent’s love affair with Morocco By Guest Writer

The fashion visionary was forever changed by the country, and now it’s home to a museum honouring him.

‘Women have to work much harder than men,’ says this Palestinian director By Guest Writer

Director Annemarie Jacir talks Palestine, tradition and identity ahead of the Middle East premiere of her new film, Wajib.

The moments that changed our lives forever: 3 women share inspiring tales By Guest Writer

“I thought, what’s the worst thing that could happen if I start something on my own? It doesn’t work? Fine, I’ll go back to what I was doing.”

Why this Dubai swimwear label needs to be on your style radar… By Guest Writer

When two friends couldn’t find swimsuits they loved to surf in, they decided to design their own — and made sure to recycle the material from the sea.