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Hints of Arab culture abound in Portugal’s Algarve

While most people associate Andalusia with Spain, an important stretch of what was once the northernmost part of the Arab World was also located in what is today’s Portugal. Though Arab rule extended even to the north of Portugal past Lisbon (Lisbun to the Arabs), the best remnants of Islamic civilisation in Spain can be seen …

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2018 Art Dubai: Egypt shines among world’s finest arts 

From the calligraphy-rich Sufi-inspired works of Algerian Rachid KoraĂŻchi to the sombre work of Palestinian Samah Shihadi, the 2018 edition of Art Dubai offered art buyers and aficionados a wide range of artistic expression from the Middle East and around the globe. The 2018 edition ran from 21-24 March. The work of Doaa’ Aly, one …

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Arrogate pulls off unlikely comeback to win Dubai World Cup

Despite finding himself in the last place at the start, Arrogate somehow surged to the front on the final stretch. With a crowd of some 50,000 cheering, the horse ran home for a convincing win this past Saturday at the Dubai World Cup. With the win in the 2017 Dubai World Cup, Arrogate became the most valuable …

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