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March 2018

THREE MEGATRENDS DRIVING DIGITAL BUSINESS

The emerging technologies on the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 reveal three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to ten years. The Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report provides a cross-industry perspective on…

OMAN: A NEW LUXURY DESTINATION?

In the January 2018 issue of LEADERS we reported on the unique culture, stunning natural landscapes and some of the other attractions awaiting travelers to the Sultanate of Oman. According to Richard Bangs, the upscale experiential travel veteran and founder of Mountain Travel Sobek, Oman seems to be the new…

THE “SHIP OF THE DESERT”

Known as ‘the ship of the desert’, camels have always been an integral part of life in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Arabian Gulf. Today, camels still remain a great source of pride not only for camel breeders but for all Arabs, who recognize camels as icons of their heritage,…

MOROCCO’S STUNNING NATURAL BEAUTY

Morocco is well-known for its rich culture and fascinating history, its bustling cities such as Marrakech, Fez, Tangiers and Agadir, its delicious food and unique tourist attractions. What is less well-known, perhaps, is the diversity of Morocco’s landscapes, waterfalls, beaches and desert which make it one of the world’s most…

THE MIDDLE EAST TEXTILE INDUSTRY

The Middle East has long been known as a major trading hub for textiles. What is less well-known is that the region is also starting to transform itself into a manufacturing hub. Leading the way is Saudi Arabia’s SAR 15 billion ($4 billion) textile industry. Saudi textile imports are increasing…

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

According to MEED Projects, the online projects tracking service, the value of new hotel investments in the Middle East and North Africa in 2018 could hit a record high of $14 billion. Ed James, Director of Content and Analysis at MEED Projects, said: “After a relatively subdued 2017 up to…

The Saudi Arabia Hotel investment conference

With 40,020 rooms across 89 projects in the construction pipeline, Saudi Arabia currently has the largest number of hotel rooms under construction in the MENA region Under the theme “Focus on the Future”, the Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference taking place at the Marriott Hotel in Riyadh on 26 February…

DAVOS 2018: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Last month, the “rich and famous” from around the world, many of them in their private jets, descended on the tiny Swiss village of Davos-Klosters (population 11,000) for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum (WEF) was set up in 1971 in Geneva by social…

EMERGING YOUNG LEADERS

On May 4 this year, the U.S. State Department hosted the Emerging Young Leaders Award ceremony in Washington DC where ten award winners from around the world were recognized for their extraordinary efforts in reducing crime, expanding civic engagement, improving education, and promoting interfaith dialogue within their communities. Among the…

STARTING TO EXERCISE

Hundreds of studies have shown that regular exercise lowers the risk of serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain forms of cancer. If you’ve never had a formal exercise program or you’ve allowed your exercise routine to lapse over the years because of…