Authors Posts by Dada Zecic Pivac

Dada Zecic Pivac


It is not hard to predict what the future of banking will look like....

The global spending on pharmaceuticals by Muslim consumers was estimated at $75 billion in...

There are around 1.1 million vehicles in Qatar, with industry experts’ expectations that the...

In the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region, where until recently cheap energy was making...

Mass public transport is a relatively new concept in the Gulf region. Just a...

The halal cosmetics industry is predicted to be the “next big thing” in a...

Real estate industry in the GCC region is at the present described as resilient,...

Intellectual property fees spiked recently all across the GCC, in some countries as much...

Thanks to the shift of global economic power and the favorable geographical location, the...

In the Middle East there are 153,818 rooms in 546 hotels that are currently under construction, final planning or planning stages, according to global hospitality analyst firm STR, and the interiors and fit-out sector is reaping the benefits with the market expected to cross the USD 12.5 billion mark by the end of 2017

Youngsters all over the world today are arguably influential decision makers in family economies but in the GCC, where the luxury retail industry is estimated to grow to USD 9.4 billion in 2018, even more so

Golf tourism may be a niche market and some GCC countries are a testament to this, but Qatar is looking to go beyond.

In 2014, USD 894 million was donated by GCC-based philanthropists to projects around the world.
Nest egg

The rough rule of thumb is that you should save half your age as a percentage of your salary. A 30-year old should thus save 15 percent of their salary, while in reality people save hardly anything at all.
Airport Hotel

Are the airport hotels the next big thing in the global hospitality industry including the GCC region? Apparently so.
Sidra Landscape

The Qatar government has allocated USD 5.7 billion to private and public healthcare projects in its 2016 budget.

In a region where the growth of the ultra high-net-worth individual population is predicted to rise by 54 percent over the next decade, buyers from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, are among biggest spenders in the luxury segment.

The organic farming sector in the GCC is set to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2018.
desert art

Stunning nature resources in Oman, archaeological sites in Bahrain, birdwatching in the UAE, pearl fishing in Qatar and the rich diversification of natural habitats and ecosystems of Saudi Arabia – ecotourism could be the next big thing in the region

Trade between the GCC member states and Africa was USD 35 billion in 2014, and continues to rise.


The ratio between expatriates and nationals in UAE is one of the highest in the world, with Emiratis accounting for a mere 11% of the population in the country.

Qatar is home to many different nationalities, with Qataris themselves only representing a minority. This extreme demographic shift has been taking place for the last several decades, but has skyrocketed in the last 10 years.

According to the QSA Labour Force Survey for the third quarter of 2014, average monthly wage in Qatar was QR 10,761, up 10 percent from 2013.

Similarly to its neighbors in the GCC, Kuwait relies heavily on its imported workforce. While the percentage of expatriates is not as high as in Qatar...

From GDP per capita,life expectancy, diabetes prevalence to the number of Keralites in the Gulf, we bring you a set of 40 maps explaining the Gulf.
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