ALEF: The Magazine For Anyone Who’s Interested In Middle Eastern Culture

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Alef is an independent magazine published out of Doha, Qatar. Printed bi-monthly in a bilingual format (English and Arabic) the magazine focuses on cultural topics that are indigenous to the Gulf region. Available on the global newsstand and in independent newsagents around the world, Alef reaches its target audience through retail, subscription, and strategic partnerships. Alef magazine is for anyone who has a vested interest in Middle Eastern culture. Whether you are an artist or a doctor, a journalist or a tourist, Alef aims to educate both residents and visitors from all walks of life.


Alef was launched at the Serpentine Galleries in London. The content is generally divided into country-specific and editorial sections: Touch, Speak, Taste, Listen, and See. Jack Thomas Taylor (Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder of Alef Magazine) features writer and magazine editor with over eight-years industry experience.


Equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the creative and operational procedures needed to produce excellent publications, he is interested in developing cultural dialogue and understanding in the Arab world.


“My dream to provide educational information to re-address misconceptions about Arabs and their homeland became a reality… I am passionate about what I do, and I get immense satisfaction from rooting out stories, finding solutions to clients’ briefs all whilst working in a diverse multinational media environment ” says Jack Thomas Taylor.


Today Alef magazine is widely known with cultural ambassadors, Middle Eastern scholars, and artistic professionals around the world. For more information or subscribtions, do not hesitate to visit the link below.