Tag: Saudi Arabia

Set to Work

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Migration in search of better economic opportunities has been one of the defining tenets of economic globalization. It calls for a successful model that rests on a sound framework of labour laws – one that safeguards the rights of migrant workers.   Saudi Arabia is a case in point. There ...

Saudi Arabia’s Booming Tourism Industry

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Nearly 700 years ago, on June 14, 1325 to be precise, Ibn Battuta rode out of Tangier, part of modern day Morocco, on a donkey. The famed traveller was just 21 when he started his journey to the holy city of Mecca, “swayed by an overmastering impulse within” and “a desire long-cherished in his bosom
Valuing the Heritage of Saudi Arabia

Valuing the Heritage of Saudi Arabia

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How difficult would it be to ascertain the value of art, inscribed on stones that span 10,000 years of history? Or of an 11-km long wall surrounding the ancient city of Tayma with a history stretching back to 1200 BCE? Even to attempt such an exercise would be juvenile. A task not only formidable bu...

The Camel’s out for a Catwalk

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It was a beauty contest with a difference. The contestants swayed down the sandy terrain in measured steps – fluttering their beautiful long eyelashes, their pouts perfectly in place, flaunting the best of traditional accessories even as their expressions varied from beatific, dreamy, curious ...
The Rich Cultural Heritage of Saudi Arabia

The Rich Cultural Heritage of Saudi Arabia

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In today’s world, countries are generally recognized by their economic might and not their cultural heritage. One such country that falls in this category is Saudi Arabia. Known for its oil reserves and its military might, it’s easy to forget that the country also has a very strong cultural fabric t