Monthly Archives: September 2013

Two Oxford post-graduates discuss labour migration in the UAE – the challenges and responses.

The GCC region is the most popular destination for temporary labour migrants of any world region, and flows have continued to increase over the past three decades. In a recent article on the website of the Washington based Migration Policy Institute, … Continue reading

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Saudi film about a girl and her bicycle makes debut in Oscars.

Haifaa Al Mansour’s drama Wadjda, about a young girl determined to win money to buy a bicycle she’s forbidden to ride, has been selected as Saudi Arabia’s official submission for the Oscar’s foreign-language category. It marks the first time the … Continue reading

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Dates have been an important part of Gulf diet for centuries.

A Saudi man inspects dates during the “Ahsa Festival for Palms and Dates” in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia held recently, where total sales of dates reached SR4 million during its first three days. Picture Credit: Saudi Press Agency, … Continue reading

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