Brits flock back to Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt

August 28, 2018 12:11 pm2 comments
Brits flock back to Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt

British holidaymakers are flocking back to destinations that until recently were feared by many to be at risk of unrest or terrorism. The big winners are Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt, although the two Arab countries have yet to recover their full potential, according to the latest findings from ForwardKeys and […]

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Saudi Pushes Ahead With Its Entertainment Drive

August 17, 2018 1:27 pm1 comment
Saudi Pushes Ahead With Its Entertainment Drive

The Saudi government is pushing forward with an ambitious and expensive drive to develop its domestic tourism and entertainment sector, with potentially major consequences for the shape of Saudi society and its economy. To read more, click here. 

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Investing in Uber Eats and high potential markets like Middle East, India: Uber CEO

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Investing in Uber Eats and high potential markets like Middle East, India: Uber CEO

Uber is “deliberately investing” in products like Uber Eats and Pool as well as “high-potential” markets in the Middle East and India even as the cab hailing app saw its losses widening year on year in the June 2018 quarter. To read more, click here. 

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Amid Arab boycott, Qatar’s new friends find rich openings

June 28, 2018 2:45 pm0 comments
Amid Arab boycott, Qatar’s new friends find rich openings

Six months ago Serkan Ucar arrived in Doha to scope out business opportunities – away from his usual patch. The mission looks set to pay off handsomely, as the Turkish entrepreneur expects to win a first contract to help build an iconic 2022 World Cup stadium. To read more, click […]

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Zayn Malik Has Apparently Recorded A Song Entirely In Hindi And The Internet Is In Love

February 12, 2018 9:15 am0 comments
Zayn Malik Has Apparently Recorded A Song Entirely In Hindi And The Internet Is In Love

Zayn Malik has melted a million hearts in one fell swoop by announcing that he has recorded a song completely in Hindi. The Bradford-born singer spoke about his future music plans, explaining he has recorded a song for a Bollywood film, ‘It’s one of the first songs I’ve sung in full […]

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Dubai Frame: Emirate’s controversial mega structure opens

January 19, 2018 12:12 pm0 comments
Dubai Frame: Emirate’s controversial mega structure opens

  Visitors to Dubai now have an unusual vantage point from which to take in the emirate’s ever expanding skyline.   The Dubai Frame, a 150-meter-tall and 93-meter-wide hollow, gold-plated observation tower, officially opened in the city’s Zabeel Park earlier this month. Believed to be the world’s largest picture frame, its […]

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Visitors to the Louvre Abu Dhabi will see a ‘kind of summation of the whole history that focuses on what is common in humanity’

October 3, 2017 1:24 pm1 comment
Visitors to the Louvre Abu Dhabi will see a ‘kind of summation of the whole history that focuses on what is common in humanity’

It is a pity that the French minister of culture, Françoise Nyssen, was unable to make it to the Louvre Museum’s auditorium on Friday morning, because her speech contained a genuinely memorable quote. To read more, click here. 

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Fez’s medina gets new riads, restaurants and restored monuments

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Fez’s medina gets new riads, restaurants and restored monuments

Morocco’s medieval cultural capital is coming out of Marrakech’s shadow, with thousands of old buildings, including probably the world’s oldest library, being reopened – and new direct flights making it easier to get there Fez, Morocco’s cultural and spiritual capital, may have lagged behind Marrakech when it comes to stylish […]

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A Garden of Possibilities at the Palestinian Museum

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A Garden of Possibilities at the Palestinian Museum

The fact that the Palestinian Museum even exists may surprise some people, not because of the wealth of talent that clearly exists in these lands, but because it suggests a type of normalcy to life in an area that continues to be under occupation. When the project was first announced there were […]

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Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia? There’s an app for that

August 28, 2017 9:59 am0 comments
Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia? There’s an app for that

Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia have always been a contentious issue. Women have only recently won a limited right to vote, they can’t work close to men and the debate over whether they should be allowed to drive has gone on for years. To read more, click here. 

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