Born out of that diversity of the Middle East is a vibrant and distinct cultural scene. In 2017, Inside the Middle East explored this varied landscape, meeting artists showcasing their work to new audiences around the world.
We check out Morocco's unexpected but thriving surf scene. We're in Casablanca to follow the young Moroccans making waves on the international surfing circuit and go to Agadir where the scene was born.
Jewelry - a universal form of adornment has been around since prehistoric times with shells, stones and bones all used as a form of protection or mark of status. But perhaps the most famous jewelry belongs to Egypt.
'Inside the Middle East' explores the "vast, echoing and God-like" desert of Wadi Rum, a stunning expanse of windswept valleys and gorges made famous 100 years ago by the visit of British army officer T.E. Lawrence.