The Arab Spring was the second strongest historical wave in the Middle East since the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. There are debates about it being a success or a failure. In 2014, we look back to analyse whether the revolution was actually worth all the losses of lives or were these sacrifices an awakening call for a new democratic beginning for the region. Read More →

Trade and tourism has always been one of the greatest contributions in Dubai’s growing economy. Growth in the gross domestic product of the debt-laden emirate is “expected to be over 4.5 percent in 2012,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, the head of the Dubai Economic Sector Committee. The reaction to the economy of Dubai has been positive, despite its economic contraction in 2009 that adversely affected UAE’s construction sector. The economy phase in 2009 saw the aftershocks of the global financial meltdown. At this point, the well performing trade and tourism sector balanced the country’s economy. Adding to this, the Dubai Shopping Festival opened global doors for trade and tourism andRead More →