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Sami Rahman


Sami Rahman is a freelance writer and communications specialist based in London focusing on women's issues and lifestyle.

Book Club: Luxury publisher Assouline’s latest title, Saudi Coffee: The Culture of Hospitality, explores the region’s fascination with coffee, from seedling to refreshment, and its long history as a symbol of hospitality.

07 June, 2023

A new exhibition has arrived at London’s Kew Gardens, taking inspiration from the Holy Quran. Curated by botanical artist Sue Wickison and Dr Shahina Ghazanfar, the project cultivates a new sense of wonder for our earthly, natural surroundings.

25 April, 2023

Book Club: For observant Muslims, the month of Ramadan presents opportunities for healing as well as feats of willpower. Aliyah Umm Raiyan's book guides us through these challenges in what has become an essential resource for Ramadan.

05 April, 2023

The highly coveted role at one of the nation’s largest public libraries was newly created back in 2022, for which Hiba Abid, with her vast and diverse experiences, was a natural fit.

20 February, 2023

Nardine Gerges, Project Manager at Qatar Foundation speaks to The New Arab about a new guide that aims to help bridge the gap on disabilities.

16 February, 2023

World Hijab Day is a celebration of choice, expression and the empowerment of Muslim women who wear the hijab. Amid rising tides of Islamophobia in Europe and the West, The New Arab speaks to Muslim women about what wearing the hijab means to them.

01 February, 2023

The New Arab caught up with one of Palestine's most exciting contemporary artists, Riham Isaac, to find out more about her one-woman show on love, a performance that has since been met with critical acclaim.

27 October, 2022

Taking place from October 5-16, the 2022 edition of the BFI London Film Festival is set to engross viewers and critics alike. With a significant cohort of films from the MENA region, The New Arab previews some of the best on show.

06 October, 2022

The New Arab catches up with the founder of Club CakeFace – a safe space for Muslim women to let their hair down and party.

15 July, 2022

The New Arab Meets: Paleoanthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi whose latest documentary, Secrets of the Tomb, delves into the curse of Tutankhamun by looking into the extraordinary scientific truth behind the legend.

18 June, 2022