It is well known that Saudi Arabia’s poor human trafficking records remained largely under veil until social media stories garnered the attention of international human rights groups. Increasing vulnerability of foreign migrant workers in the country has aggravated problems of forced prostitution and sex tourism.

Undocumented visitors entering the country…


Forced disappearances in Egypt have always led various NGOs and international organisations to question the country’s human rights record. As per a report released by the Egyptian Commission for Human Rights in September 2020, there have been almost 3,000 forced disappearances in Egypt in the past five years.

With the…


The ‘Remote Yemeni Territory’ known as the Socotra archipelago is understood as an intriguing obsession amongst not just ecotourism enthusiasts, academicians, scientists, but also UAE’s occupying forces. Although a desirous UNESCO world heritage site, the Socotra Island is currently torn between a civil war and Covid-19 pandemic.

Home to ancient…


The pandemic stalled tourism activities for almost every country across the globe. While some Middle Eastern nations resorted travel sector challenges by running fast vaccination drives, many offered temporary citizenship and extended tourist visas to lure potential tourists. Speaking of Saudi Arabia’s future tourism goals, the obstacles in hand seem…


Egypt’s tourist spots have witnessed a lot of commotion over the past decade. From political uprisings, terrorist attacks, heinous bombings to Covid-19, the otherwise bustling tourist destination is now devoid of visitors as travellers globally have postponed their travelling plans until the virus loses its grip.


The coronavirus pandemic has made the global hotel industry experience an unforeseen rollercoaster ride. Despite fast inoculation drive, the UAE’s hospitality industry has been struggling to deal with reduced hotel occupancy rates. …


Over the past few years, the Gulf states’ economies have been thriving due to hard labour of foreign workers who travel from across the globe to earn their bread in the Arab nations. Since they are major contributors to economic well-being of a nation, each country tries to offer them…


As the host of FIFA World Cup 2022, the organising committee has repeatedly stressed that all LGBT fans and players are safe in Qatar and can be a part of the grand sporting event if they respect Qatari laws.

Almost every person related to the LGBT community considers the Middle East to be a conservative region. Yet tourism ministries of respective countries promote themselves as friendly tourist spots. Likewise, Qatar’s LGBT rights project a picture quite opposite from its claims of being a welcoming country for everyone.

As the…


Post Covid the UAE aviation industry is facing unforeseen problems pushing airlines to manage survival at bare minimum revenues.

The year gone by led the UAE aviation industry to face unforeseen problems pushing airlines to manage survival at bare minimum revenues. Since a large section of the country’s economy is dependent upon tourism and oil exports, travel bans threw the Arab nation into an economic lag of 6.1 …


Egypt Souvenir Makers Abandon Business Post Failing to Avail Government’s Aid.

There is no denying to the fact that the pandemic has ravaged earnings for locals all over the world. Likewise, large-scale flight cancellations and consequent reduction in visitor arrivals have reduced the bread-winning capacity of Egypt souvenir makers, to an extent that mere survival has become a challenging task.

The…

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