Culture

Untrammeled beaches, ancient sites and unfiltered local culture are all on offer in Saudi Arabia. Just don’t expect an easy trip.

I reached the port of Jizan in southwestern Saudi Arabia just in time to catch the speedboat. After buying my ticket and having my passport ..

Western Media’s Miscount of Saudi Arabia’s Syrian Refugees

In the face of mounting criticism from human rights leaders like Malala Yousafzai, who have called Europe’s response to Syrian refugees “pitiful”, EU leaders have ..

The Rapper Kevin Gates on Instagram Talks About His Experience in Hajj

I swear this changed the way I look at life – #keepitgwitme #thatsalliaskofyou #AllahUAkbar A video posted by Kevin Gates (@iamkevingates) on Sep 8, 2016 ..

How Saudi Millennials are using social media to revive an ancient literary tradition

History is happening in Saudi Arabia right now — but I’m not referring to the feminist presence at the Rio Olympics. I’m talking about an ..

Bold Contemporary-Art Scene Emerges in Saudi Arabia

When a crane crashed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque in September, Ahmed Mater got on the first plane from Dubai back to Saudi Arabia. He went ..

Contemporary Saudi Arabian Art, in Context

On the second floor of Minnesota Street Project, there’s a giant photocollage that features Darth Vader standing among Emir Faisal’s delegation at the 1919 Versailles ..

Kabsa over sushi: Japanese man fully embraces Saudi culture

Japanese Akira Takatoriya visited Saudi Arabia in 2014 and was so fascinated by the Saudi culture and customs that he decided to bring some of ..