The future of the GCC’s design industry

With the fourth edition of Dubai Design Week taking place next month, we look ahead to the increasingly popular event, and how the region’s design and architecture industries are evolving

The GCC’s booming religious tourism industry

With the annual Hajj pilgrimage at its core, the Gulf region’s religious tourism market has long been a thriving one. But upcoming religious attractions means the industry is looking stronger than ever

Saudi women are back in the driving seat

The lifting of the female driving ban in June is symbolic in social terms, but there are wider economic benefits that could boost Saudi Arabia in many and varied ways

Keeping your data safe

We look at why data breaches are in the public eye, and what the region is doing to safeguard your private details

The future of free zones in the UAE

By the end of the year, foreign business owners will be able to register onshore in the UAE with 100 per cent ownership. How will this change – and others – impact the GCC’s free zone landscape?

Kuwait: Oil habits are hard to break

Kuwait’s oil dependent economy has struggled to keep pace with developments in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, but with a growing non-oil economy and ambitious development plans, the Gulf state could be turning a corner

The Gulf Business Salary Survey 2018

Following a series of major changes relating to taxation, legislation and economic performance over the last 12 months, Gulf Business explores how the regional pay packet has been impacted