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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.

Tracing the history of the Kaaba and Grand Mosque

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

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

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

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

“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

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

A rare look inside the enormous ‘Qasr Al Hukm’ in Saudi Arabia

After King Abdulaziz captured Riyadh in 1901, he built the palace on the site where his forefathers had ruled...

Najdi cuisine: A taste of the Saudi highlands

Najd, meaning ‘highland’ or ‘plateau', is Saudi Arabia’s central province, a vast desert heartland located between the western mountains of the Hijaz and the flat coastal plain...