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Shereen Dsouza


BQ travels to Antalya to discover that this beautiful resort destination is not just the perfect getaway for the summer alone, but a great a stopover in the winters too.
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In the third edition of the ongoing series featuring the GCC’s powerful decision makers, BQ magazine speaks to various prominent figures in select sectors, who front their organisations, and consistently and significantly contribute to the successful running of their companies in dynamic, unpredictable and volatile markets and environments.

With the successful conclusion of DJWE 2015 in a region with the most favourable retail luxury landscape, this year’s exhibition promises to shine brighter

The announcement of the Doha metro has had a significant impact on real estate. How much of an impact will areas along metro corridors witness as the project nears completion?

The individuals at the top of the region's big organisations make decisions that create significant opportunities for businesses and affect an incredible number of people: employees, shareholders, customers and suppliers among them. Part II of the ongoing series features the GCC’s powerful CEOs and chairpeople who truly make things happen in this region.

AT A GLANCE Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla, Chief Executive Officer, Katara Hospitality Age: 43 Education: Hospitality Management...

Six months, 1.1 million sq. m of exhibition space and over 20 million visitors...
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Fancy a modern but Mediterranean touristic experience? Croatia promises to surprise you every time with its bustling coastal towns, architecture and rich heritage.

Retailers are now turning blogging into a lucrative business opportunity in the GCC.
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Brands and companies are gradually getting their heads around the opportunities presented by online and digital advertising in the region.

In this new series – which we start with a complaint from a consumer who had a bad experience while purchasing a transit marine insurance policy - bq magazine investigates consumer complaints and offers tips on the right questions to ask.

How indispensable will exchange houses be in the implementation of the new Wage Protection System in Qatar?

Modern tramways are becoming a successful modus operandi for cities to address increasing mobility needs and providing viable transportation solutions.

bq speaks with the president and CEO of Milaha, Khalifa Bin Ali Al-Hetmi, to get the lowdown on Milaha’s current business activities and future expansion plans.

As creative industries become increasingly important to the all round development of several nations, Qatar is gradually warming up to the lucrative art and design industries.

There’s no denying the vast potential of the regional Islamic insurance industry with global growth expected to reach USD 20 bn by 2017.

With an accelerated shift toward smartphone adoption, the Middle East will witness a comprehensive smartphone market share of over sixty percent by the end of 2015.

Hotels in the GCC are adding another layer of retail to make the overall experience for the customer unique and more engaging.

With over 21 years of experience in highly competitive challenging sectors and services dealing with institutions, especially in the Gulf region covering investment, industry, development, finance, banking and real estate, Hesham Ismaeel AbdulRahman Al-Emadi – a dynamic and aspiring man – has a lot to his credit, his biggest undertaking being the Energy City Qatar project

Corporate travel in the GCC is booming and airlines are going all out to make business travelers more comfortable.


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.

Bahrain a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. is home to over 1.3 million people. Most of whom are expats and just like its neighbors in the GCC, the high volume of expats compared to the local population presents some interesting problems.
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