King Salman Of Saudi Arabia Announces New Critical Royal Decrees

King Salman Of Saudi Arabia Announces New Critical Royal Decrees

  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has issued new royal decrees; announcing several new domestic policies and a cabinet reshuffle. The policies are expected to immensely influence the domestic and foreign policy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   Firstly, the royal decrees included several domestic policies, among them is the payment of two […]

Boxing Icon Mike Tyson Is Coming to Dubai to Launch Fitness Academy

Boxing Icon Mike Tyson Is Coming to Dubai to Launch Fitness Academy

  Boxing icon Mike Tyson has just  announced that he chose Dubai as a location for his new business venture; a franchise of fitness centers called the Mika Tyson Academy (MTA). Tyson will be revealing more details at an international press conference hosted by radio presenter, Kris Fade, at the Burj Khalifa on the 4th of […]

5 Places that Prove Bahrain is an Underrated Holiday Destination

5 Places that Prove Bahrain is an Underrated Holiday Destination

The Arab world is packed with beautiful touristic destinations. People already acknowledge the beauty of visiting Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and the UAE; but have they every thought about going to Bahrain? Well, you should!   I myself am a Bahraini citizen who lives in Egypt that rarely visits Bahrain; only recently, I traveled to my […]

When Will the Mistreatment of Domestic Workers Stop in the Middle East?

by Rana El Hawary

  Last weekend, a video began to circulate on social media platforms, containing footage of an Ethiopian domestic worker in a Kuwaiti household hanging onto a window sill (from the seventh floor). The Ethiopian woman asked for help from her female employer, to no avail.   Aside from calling the worker “majnoona” (crazy) in the […]

Indian Restaurants Every Curry Lover in Dubai Must Try

Indian Restaurants Every Curry Lover in Dubai Must Try

by Maha El-Khouly

In a country of curry fanatics, Indian food culture is everywhere. All around Dubai, Indian food lovers can taste delectable dishes whether on a budget or with money to spend. This selection will explore where to find the best Indian curries (and basically the best of Indian cuisine) in Dubai, the city that does Indian […]

Oman Introduces National Museum

Oman Introduces National Museum

    Oman inaugurated its very first national museum yesterday, situated next to Muscat’s iconic fortresses of Jalali and Mirani. The Omani National Museum aims to direct the spotlights on Oman’s rich history and culture under one roof for the first time.   Not only that, but it’s also the first and only museum in the Middle East […]

20 Things Egyptians Who Moved Back to Cairo from the Gulf Will Relate To

20 Things Egyptians Who Moved Back to Cairo from the Gulf Will Relate To

I used to to live in Abu Dhabi for 10 years before I moved back to Egypt for college, five years ago. It was not planned, it happened so abruptly and overnight; I found myself in a country I virtually knew nothing about, having to live without my inseparable family. It was one of the […]

Launch Your Startup with the GCC Pitch Challenge

Launch Your Startup with the GCC Pitch Challenge

By Mirna Soliman

We are very excited to announce that Startup MENA’s Pitch Challenge is open for applications! Ideal for companies just starting out, the GCC Pitch Challenge is just the kick-start you need to get your business off the ground. Fully equipped with exciting opportunities and prizes, this competition is open for startups in the Gulf region. […]

This Beautiful Video Reveals a Worrying Fact about Air Traffic in the Gulf

This Beautiful Video Reveals a Worrying Fact about Air Traffic in the Gulf

What a gorgeous rendering of air travel, right? Would you believe that the visualization above represents just one day? The video depicts air flights from 4:00 am to 4:00 am UAE time on Nov. 28-29, 2013. Abu Dhabi notoriously spent one billion AED on its new airport terminal, while Doha opened a new airport this […]

Instagram’s Rich Gulf Boys and Their Big Cat Toys

The latest social media trend for the young, bored and super wealthy of the Gulf: Instagramming their exotic animal pets.   Simbaaaaaaaaaa!   Just my cheetah on my SeaDoo. NBD.   Girls need some lion lovin’, too! Just a cute squirrel I saw on my walk. And my cat. NBD.   Just my lion in […]