In this Issue
We could not think of a better way to end the year than to dedicate this issue to expatriates across the globe and shed light on their work, lifestyle, and contributions to different walks of life.
The events planning and designing business in the GCC region is expanding. Why, and what does it take to go into it?
The innovative courier firm is shaking up parcel delivery across the region by using your smartphone’s GPS location rather than a physical address like a standard courier.
The All Things Mochi collections are inspired by the work of artisans from various countries.
Tala Samman is the UAE’s first fashion blogger, having launched and maintained her blog myfashdiary.com since 2009.
Fadi is not your average furniture designer. His pieces are interactive and reflect his clients’ personalities.
Arts and Culture
The last two decades have witnessed a series of challenges for the region.
Adnan Al Baloch explores the joy of rest at break time for Bengali construction workers at a labor camp in Barka.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve, no correct or incorrect way to illustrate your love for someone.
Mohammed Al Moosa, takes us on a photo journey in Dubai, as he speaks to different residents about the reasons behind them living away from home.
“I’ve travelled all over the world from the States to Scandinavia and from Tunisia to China. I’ve never been to a place like Oman.”
“I often wonder how different my life would have been had Miss Speers not intervened and saved our friendship.”
Ali’s platform is the go-to for expats for UAE cultural insights.
The word nostalgia is derived from the classical Greek, nostos (return) and algos (pain).
Nabeela Huda shares an exclusive photo story of different expatriates’ wedding ceremonies that took place in the country.
Studies have shown that rates of loneliness and depression have more than doubled since the 1980s.
Sekka visits Words Bookstore Cafe, one of Bahrain’s hidden gems.
This gem has been serving households of Bahrain delicious potato, vegetable and cheese wrapped samosas since 1972.
Our chief creative officer shares the details of his trip to one of the world’s wonders.
There are no seats in the stadium, only steep concrete terraces.