Entrepreneurship

Dubai… and three little blue pills

Dubai… and three little blue pills

11 Dec, '038 Comments

I’m back! But I almost didn’t go. The Dubai 8th International Airspace Show was on at the same time. Because of that, every single room seemed to have been booked way in advance so when I wanted to reserve a room last week there was no chance. The only room we found was at the […]

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Single Gulf Passport and other thoughts

5 Nov, '033 Comments

GCC interior ministers have recommended that a single passport be adopted at the next summit, secretary-general Abdulrahman Al Attiyah said. The ministers “have recommended that the next summit, scheduled for December in Kuwait, adopts a single passport” for citizens of the GCC states, he said. Source: Bahrain Economic Development Board Oh no.. that means that […]

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Inter-Gulf Business? Not a chance!

8 Sep, '030 Comments

Amazing. All the Arab countries in general and the Gulf countries in particular do NOT want any business done between them. It is probably much easier doing business with even Israel (no we can’t) and Bahrain than Bahrain and Saudi. So much for the GCC Customs Union, the WTO negotiations, monetary union and what every […]

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Al-Sultana Machboos TVC

8 May, '032 Comments

This is the first, and in my opinion one of the most irritating television commercials around. I think it started airing about the 1st of May, 2003 and continues to be broadcast on the Showtime channels. It’s a commercial for "machboos mix", one of the local Gulf most famous dishes. It depects the "old" way […]

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