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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 ...

Abdul Latif Jameel: A Saudi-Japanese success story

Friday, 02 September 2016

Since the 1950s, Saudi Arabia has transformed from a society of largely desert-dwelling Bedouins to ...

My fasting experiment: Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Saturday, 02 July 2016

Heads turn as we walk into the room. Rows upon rows of men and boys, sitting cross-legged on the ...

Meet the Saudi artist who blends Islamic calligraphy with geometry

Thursday, 07 April 2016

Gulf countries have a growing reputation as lovers and buyers of art, perhaps most clearly evidenced ...

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

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Driving around the Saudi capital Riyadh, you’ll occasionally see vendors selling food out of ...

Exclusive look inside ancient Saudi heritage site

Friday, 11 December 2015

Saudi Arabia has not always been known for its preservation of history. The oil-rich kingdom has in ...

Najdi cuisine: A taste of the Saudi highlands

Thursday, 01 October 2015

Najd, meaning ‘highland’ or ‘plateau', is Saudi Arabia’s central province, a ...

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

Sunday, 20 September 2015

When first driving around Riyadh, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s just a jumble of ...

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. This is where, in ...

Istiraha: A rare look inside the Saudi man-cave

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The sun in Saudi Arabia’s New Diriyah beats down through the windscreen as Abu Talal lights up ...

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