Emirati arts patron Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo receives prestigious award from Spain’s queen

DUBAI: Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, founder of the Abu Dhabi Festival, has become the first Arab to receive the Reina Sof?a School of Music's prestigious medal of honor. The Emirati national, who was born to a...

German model Toni Garrn weds in Elie Saab gown

DUBAI: German model and actress Toni Garrn tied the knot this week in Greece wearing an Elie Saab gown. The former Victoria's Secret model exchanged vows for the second time with British actor Alex Pettyfer...

‘Elvis’: Baz Luhrmann’s biopic steers clear of the shadows

CHENNAI: Baz Luhrmann's biopic of the legendary singer "Elvis" is lukewarm at best. Given Elvis's legendary status, Luhrmann's 160-minute work disappoints, largely because he has chosen to edit the piece so as to make...

Classic diners serve up a ‘blast from the past’ on Jeddah Season’s City Walk

JEDDAH: Two classic 1950s-themed diner options from Hong Kong have made their way to Jeddah Season's grand theme park, City Walk. With vintage music in the background, staff in "soda jerk" uniforms, and a one-page...

From world firsts to rare nods, chefs of Dubai’s Michelin-starred restaurants celebrate big wins

DUBAI: From the world's first unlicensed restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star to one of the rare Indian eateries to get a nod, Dubai is now home to a host of Michelin-starred dining...

UAE Ravi eatery’s limited-edition Adidas shoes being resold for up to $12,000

DUBAI: Limited-edition Adidas shoes produced in collaboration with the UAE's popular Pakistani eatery Ravi are being resold online for up to $12,000. On Thursday, shoppers in the UAE queued at The Dubai Mall store to...

V&A Museum in London hosts exhibition promoting reconstruction of Beirut

LONDON: Beirut has long been recognized as the Middle East's capital of art and culture. But Lebanon's financial crisis and political instability, and the devastating explosion at Beirut Port in August 2020, have caused...

Lebanese chef Alan Geaam: From below zero to hot property in France’s culinary scene

PARIS: Chef Alan Geaam has two flags sewn onto the collar of his white coat: The Lebanese -- representing his country of origin, where his love of cooking began -- and the French, symbolizing...