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Miles Lawrence
Miles Lawrence

Miles Lawrence is a freelance journalist writing about culture and the arts in Saudi Arabia. He graduated in 2014 from the University of Oxford with a BA in Philosophy & Theology. In the past he has written for British newspaper The Express & Star as well as Oxford University student publication Cherwell. He can be contacted via Twitter @milesfromyou.

COLUMNISTS
Miles Lawrence
Miles Lawrence

Miles Lawrence is a freelance journalist writing about culture and the arts in Saudi Arabia. He graduated in 2014 from the University of Oxford with a BA in Philosophy & Theology. In the past he has written for British newspaper The Express & Star as well as Oxford University student publication Cherwell. He can be contacted via Twitter @milesfromyou.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

Tracing the history of the Kaaba and Grand Mosque

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Across the world, when Muslims kneel for their five-times-daily prayers, they face towards the same point in Makkah

Abdul Latif Jameel: A Saudi-Japanese success story

Friday, 2 September 2016

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has long been a favorite among Saudis thanks to its 60-year partnership with local distributor Abdul Latif Jameel

My fasting experiment: Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Saturday, 2 July 2016

I’ve been fasting to try and catch a glimpse of what this month is like for the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims

Meet the Saudi artist who blends Islamic calligraphy with geometry

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Gulf countries have a growing reputation as lovers and buyers of art, perhaps most clearly evidenced by the soon-to-open Abu Dhabi Louvre museum

The AlBaik ‘Chicken Run:’ Saudi Arabia’s fried obsession

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

“AlBaik has a special taste, which you won’t find anywhere else,” one Riyadh resident told Al Arabiya English

Exclusive look inside ancient Saudi heritage site

Friday, 11 December 2015

Turaif was the political stronghold of the First Saudi State, an 18th-century dynasty which briefly controlled most of the territory of present-day ...

Najdi cuisine: A taste of the Saudi highlands

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Najd, meaning ‘highland’ or ‘plateau', is Saudi Arabia’s central province, a vast desert heartland located between the western ...

Riyadh’s Souk Al-Zal: a shopping trip through time

Sunday, 20 September 2015

The oud-filled artisan market in the Saudi capital traces its history back to 1901

The Bujairi Quarter: Gateway to historic Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 11 June 2015

On the northwestern outskirts of Riyadh sits Diriyah, a site steeped in history

Istiraha: A rare look inside the Saudi man-cave

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The istiraha and mulhag are similar kinds of venues, where friends go to “chillax” in their free time, according to a young Saudi

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