The Culturist was launched in 2009 by Hind Mezaina. Based in Dubai, the blog features all things culture-worthy in Dubai and beyond, with a special interest in film, music, photography and travel.
Listen to Hind Mezaina talk about the blog in an interview on Six Pillars Radio with Fari Bradley recorded in December 2015.
Blog Awards and Nominations:
Stylist Arabia Social Media Awards 2016
The Culturist was nominated in the Lifestyle category of the first Stylist Arabia Social Media Awards.
du Social Media Awards 2013
The Culturist won Best Blogger Award in the second du Social Media Awards.
Official Honoree of the 2012 Webby Awards
The Culturist was selected as an Official Honoree of the 16th Annual Webby Awards in the Blog - Cultural category.
The 2011 Bloggies
The Culturist won Best Asian Weblog in the 2011 Bloggies.