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Saffiya Ansari
Saffiya Ansari

Saffiya Ansari writes extensively on arts and culture. She joined Al Arabiya News in 2012 as a Copy Editor and has since taken on several editorial assignments. Her responsibilities now include the Lifestyle and Opinion sections. She holds a bachelor's degree from King's College London and a Masters' from the University of Warwick.

COLUMNISTS
Saffiya Ansari
Saffiya Ansari

Saffiya Ansari writes extensively on arts and culture. She joined Al Arabiya News in 2012 as a Copy Editor and has since taken on several editorial assignments. Her responsibilities now include the Lifestyle and Opinion sections. She holds a bachelor's degree from King's College London and a Masters' from the University of Warwick.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

What’s in an Arabic Christmas carol?

Sunday, 25 December 2016

From unique jingles to translated Western classics, Arabic-language carols and hymns are used to celebrate the Christmas season

In photos: Lebanese fashion star Hussein Bazaza unveils new line

Sunday, 23 October 2016

The Lebanese designer is fresh off the back of a successful runway show at Fashion Forward Dubai

Putting the map on Dubai: New Address hotel dresses walls with atlas art

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Hotels around the world adorn their walls, floors and ceilings with art, often by leading creative talents

Flying flags at Frieze: Tour the 4 galleries with an extra burden to bear

Monday, 10 October 2016

India, Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon were all represented by a single gallery at Frieze London, which is no small feat

Political, powerful, pink: NYC gallery spotlights feminism at Frieze London

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Since time immemorial, the struggle for women’s rights has played out on streets, cinema screens and in art

Frieze Masters: Discover a millennium of art in a London park

Sunday, 9 October 2016

One Indian gallery is flying the flag as the only exhibitor from the sub-continent to attend

London art fair tributes decade that shook the world

Saturday, 8 October 2016

One of the world’s largest art Fairs, Frieze London, is paying homage to the era with a new section: ‘The Nineties’

Arab art at Frieze London 2016: What is the Mideast putting on show?

Friday, 7 October 2016

Four galleries from the Arab world have made their way to Frieze London 2016, where over 1,000 works of art will go on show and sale

Food for the soul: Lebanese cookbook holds charity event in NYC

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

If you believe feel-good food is about more than just taste, Recettes de Vie 2 is the cookbook for you

Riyadh in the Big Apple: UN plays host to showcase of Saudi capital

Saturday, 24 September 2016

The UN in New York is set to host a four-day event showcasing the development of Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh

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