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Juliet Highet

Juliet Highet

Juliet Highet is a writer, photographer, editor and curator who specializes in Middle Eastern heritage and contemporary culture. She is currently working on her second book, Design Oman, having published her first book, FRANKINCENSE: Oman’s Gift to the World, in 2006.

A Power Façade

An intriguingly titled exhibition, Sultans Are No Sultans, inaugurated the Nour Festival of Arts. Although it is the first solo …

Feast your Eyes

For over 1,000 years, Persia played a central role in the history of the ancient world, alongside and often competing …

A Joy for All to See

As the acrid dust dies down from the war in Iraq and bullets cease to reach their human targets, it …

Under Saudi Sand

Excavation of archeological sites only began in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s, yet these digs have already brought an astonishing …

A Victorian in Arabia

The Victorians were fascinated by scenes of far-off lands, in particular by what was perceived as ‘exotic Arabia,’ a fascination …

The Orientalist Connector

Egyptian collector of Orientalist art, Shafik Gabr, believes that Orientalism embodies a dynamic and continuing dialogue between East and West. …

East Meets Middle East

The exhibition opened explosively—literally—over a vast stretch of open land in Qatar. The ominously titled Black Ceremony exploded in a …