April 23, 2014
For example, Google Street View-cars are coming to the Middle East, with Dubai being the first city in the region to have street views added to Google’s online mapping service. Some members of the public have already spotted them. Have you?
The Grand Midwest Tower will be getting a makeover in preparation for World Expo 2020, which is expected to welcome millions of tourists.
It can be a tough choice, but sometimes, one is easier than the other. Renting or buying have their pros and cons but how do they benefit each other?
April 22, 2014
This can again be linked to the fight-or-flight response: imagine the feeling of being watched, unable to know whether you’re being recorded, filmed, or investigated.
While food imports are high in GCC states, agriculture is low, creating a dependancy on foreign countries.
Huge potential: The Kingdom's health insurance market could be the biggest in the region according to a medical insurance health insurance expert.
It may be a promising year ahead for GCC states with the rise in economic growth in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.
April 21, 2014
Saudi Arabia is planning to invest $109 billion in its solar energy sector by 2032, which will provide a third of the country's overall energy requirement by that time.
Islamic finance is increasingly labeled as the future of finance, but the sukuk market largely remains outside of mainstream markets globally.
Bahrain has recently passed a new law to regulate labor recruitment in the Gulf country. The new regulations aim to "safeguard the rights of skilled and semi-skilled expatriates," say authorities.
Iraq must reconsider its expenditure and production of various energy sources if it wants to stabilize the country's energy situation overall and save much needed resources.
Egypt is attempting to restructure its energy subsidies "without affecting poor and low income segments," but can the new strategy work if the government is still undecided on whether or not they will raise petrol and fuel prices?
From most isolated economy to 93% surge in tourism: you won't believe which country Gulf investors are flocking towards
Tourism receipts were also skyrocketing and reached $926mn in 2013 against some $400mn in 2012, according to official government figures.
April 20, 2014
Saudi Arabia's construction industry witnessed a record year for contracting in 2013, and 2014 promises even brighter prospects for this developing sector.
Standard & Poor's has raised its outlook for several Lebanese banks in what may be the latest sign of a recovering economy in this MENA country.