Middle East

Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Henry Kissinger of Middle East, with a difference

Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Henry Kissinger of Middle East, with a difference

January 15, 2020

I strongly feel that United Nations owes him more than just a half-mast. My experience with Oman and visits during my UN days revealed Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s new world of quiet diplomacy, a monarchy committed to the people and that skilfully engages in preventing conflicts ev...

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Yas, It Is!

Yas, It Is!

April 24, 2019

Seeking adventure? Planning a beach vacay? Looking for an ideal family destination? Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is the destination to go to. With plethora of activities, it is undoubtedly a perfect family destination.

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Unique theme parks in Middle East

Unique theme parks in Middle East

April 24, 2019

Long known for its souqs and desert safaris, the Gulf nations now also have some of the best adventure theme parks in the world.

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A Walk Through

A Walk Through

April 24, 2019

Here’s everything you can see, eat and do in Jerusalem - a city that can never leave you untouched.

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Weakening of rupee will allow NRIs to send more money back home

Weakening of rupee will allow NRIs to send more money back home

July 17, 2018

Inward payments are expected to grow the in the next few months in India, especially from the Middle East, the US and Southeast Asian countries amid a falling rupee following the recent shifts in the foreign exchange market and India’s external debt crossing the half-trillion m...

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Geo-political implications of Chabahar Port

Geo-political implications of Chabahar Port

December 6, 2017

The Chabahar port is being seen as an important corridor for India to enter into Afghanistan's and Central Asia's markets. But while the Indian prime minister has been investing in the development of the project, it should be interesting to see how he balances the act with the Un...

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India is an important emerging market for Israel: Hassan Madah

India is an important emerging market for Israel: Hassan Madah

November 22, 2017

Israel tourism continues to thrive on the emerging Indian outbound market amidst recording three million tourist arrivals to the Biblical Holy Land.

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Perfume Culture in Middle-East

Perfume Culture in Middle-East

October 5, 2017

Dark and woody, some traditional perfumes from Middle-East can be intensely fragrant. With fusions of spices and flowers, the aromas in the air also cater to personal preferences. The way Indians use incense sticks during pujas, Arabs use perfume sticks or incense-like concoction...

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OTOAI annual convention held in Ras Al Khaimah

OTOAI annual convention held in Ras Al Khaimah

September 22, 2017

The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) chose Ras Al Khaimah as their annual convention destination for 2017. Around 170 travel partners from India participated in the event, which took place at the Hilton Al Hamra Convention Centre.

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David Velupillai

David Velupillai

June 14, 2017

Not only is now a good time to invest in corporate jets, it has been seen that companies that utilise the maximum potential of these jets tend to do better financially, says Velupillai. David Velupillai, the marketing director of Airbus Central Entity, tells Biz@India why now is ...

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Maurice Lévy

Maurice Lévy

June 1, 2017

While online platforms are essential for the future of advertising, combating issues specific to the medium can only be done by the companies leading in the medium, says Lévy. Maurice Lévy, the chief executive officer (CEO) of leading advertising and public relations company Pu...

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Four Indian spa destinations nestled in the hill stations

Four Indian spa destinations nestled in the hill stations

May 6, 2017

Tropical spa resorts are increasingly becoming à la mode tourist destinations with their multiple therapeutic and rejuvenating retreats, ranging from Ayurvedic massage, hot stone massage, Thai massage to aromatherapy. This thereby contributes significantly to India’s foreign e...

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