All posts by Siobhan Downes

Malala Yousafzai has just been accepted into Oxford University By Siobhan Downes

Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head for speaking out about girls’ right to education – now she’s heading to Oxford.

Our top picks: 6 things to do in Dubai this weekend By Siobhan Downes

The weekend is finally here, and we’re going to be making the most of it with pop-up shops, rainforest yoga, and freshly baked goods.

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Saudi approves new proposals in support of women’s rights By Siobhan Downes

The four changes will help protect girls under 17, divorcees and their children, and female law graduates.

Vanessa Hudgens wore a Lebanese designer to the Teen Choice Awards By Siobhan Downes

Vanessa Hudgens delivered a powerful acceptance speech at this year’s Teen Choice Awards – and looked super chic while doing so.

Could Huda Kattan and Kim Kardashian be working on a collab? By Siobhan Downes

The savvy sisters behind Huda Beauty shared snaps of a “brainstorming” brunch with the star while in LA.

Want to get away over Eid? Here are 8 excellent travel ideas By Siobhan Downes

We’ve pulled together some last-minute breaks for the likely long weekend (with something for all budgets).

A reporter thought Muslim women shopping at Victoria’s Secret was newsworthy By Siobhan Downes

The internet quickly set him straight.

Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya had a powerful message for Arab youth By Siobhan Downes

The royal couple shared some inspirational words to mark International Youth Day.

These celebs can’t get enough of Elie Saab (and who can blame them?) By Siobhan Downes

There’s a reason why the Lebanese label is known as the designer to the stars.

Hotels in Egypt now have the power to ban women in burkinis By Siobhan Downes

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism has made a U-turn on its decision to allow the modest swimwear.

Our top picks: 6 things to do in Dubai this weekend By Siobhan Downes

The weekend is finally here, and we’re going to be making the most of it with foodie tours, half-price spa […]

Our top picks: 6 things to do in Dubai this weekend By Siobhan Downes

The weekend is finally here, and we’re going to be making the most of it with free concerts, brand new menus, and a little pampering for good measure…

Style Hits: The Week’s Best Dressed In The UAE By Siobhan Downes

This week is all about the power trouser – the bolder, the better (but we’ve also thrown in a couple of gorgeously floaty dresses for good measure).

These Inspirational Jordanian Women Have Mount Everest In Their Sights By Siobhan Downes

They hope to be the first all-female team from the Middle East to conquer the world’s highest mountain.