Authors Posts by Khadiza Begum

Khadiza Begum


As the famous yoga guru Krishnamacharya states: “If you can breathe, you can do...

Green roofing and rooftop gardening – where vegetation is introduced to a building’s roof...

The internet has had a profound, transformative and all-pervasive effect upon the world of business...

Waste is a global problem and, annually, 50 million metric tonnes (MT) of that...

Qatar’s education system and its institutions have undergone drastic changes over the past 50...

Doha has many interesting buildings, yet, while driving along one of the busy streets...

Every week, we've revealed a business leader from this edition's GCC Inc. We've revealed...

Over the past decade, there have been several cyber attacks in Qatar, most notably...

In the entrepreneurial race, single women aren’t just becoming a part of the game,...

Surprisingly, given that perfume is predominantly sold to women, the industry has traditionally been male dominated, and the Gulf region is no exception. Sheikha Al Misnad is one of the rare women to break into this domination by creating her signature fragrance S.Ishira
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The region’s prominent decision makers – Faisal Al Bannai, Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Sandeep Saihgal and Rizwan Sajan – share the trajectories that led them to their current roles, while also revealing their upcoming projects and achievements.
Dalal Al Dossary

Dalal Al Dossary is the first woman from Saudi Arabia to become the sole founder and managing director of the first and only integrated corporate social responsibility (CSR) solutions agency in our region. She has also created the first disabled-friendly stadium in Qatar.

The hospitality sector in the GCC is forging ahead despite the recent collapse in international oil prices. Forthcoming events in both Qatar and the UAE aim to drive exponentially increased growth in the sector.

Internships play an increasingly important role in the quest to find a job in today's market.
equestrian race track

Young entrepreneur Sami Azrak identified a significant void in the landscaping market in Qatar.

In an unpredictable world, the benefits of a disaster recovery plan to any corporation are numerous and significant, and the demand for such services is increasing among organizations in both the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Qatar. In the few short years 2012 to 2016, this demand has grown rapidly, at a CAGR of 19 percent.
Cleaning services

The demand for cleaning services has soared amid the sector’s poor image, recruitment and retention problems and poor in-house cleanliness of the companies.
Chair design

As Qatar houses an increasingly diverse range of cultures, furniture suppliers are trying to find the best ways to alter their business and marketing strategies to meet changing consumer demands.

The cost of education in Qatar has increased by 11.4 percent since the year 2013. One of the main reasons for this substantial increase, say school authorities, is the imposition of new governmental safety rules.
Cyber careers

The cyber security talent gap is expected to reach 1.5 mn while the market will be worth USD 170 bn by 2020.


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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