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March 2018

OMAN: A NEW LUXURY DESTINATION?

In the January 2018 issue of LEADERS we reported on the unique culture, stunning natural landscapes and some of the other attractions awaiting travelers to the Sultanate of Oman. According to Richard Bangs, the upscale experiential travel veteran and founder of Mountain Travel Sobek, Oman seems to be the new…

MOROCCO’S STUNNING NATURAL BEAUTY

Morocco is well-known for its rich culture and fascinating history, its bustling cities such as Marrakech, Fez, Tangiers and Agadir, its delicious food and unique tourist attractions. What is less well-known, perhaps, is the diversity of Morocco’s landscapes, waterfalls, beaches and desert which make it one of the world’s most…

THE MIDDLE EAST TEXTILE INDUSTRY

The Middle East has long been known as a major trading hub for textiles. What is less well-known is that the region is also starting to transform itself into a manufacturing hub. Leading the way is Saudi Arabia’s SAR 15 billion ($4 billion) textile industry. Saudi textile imports are increasing…

DAVOS 2018: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Last month, the “rich and famous” from around the world, many of them in their private jets, descended on the tiny Swiss village of Davos-Klosters (population 11,000) for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum (WEF) was set up in 1971 in Geneva by social…

EMERGING YOUNG LEADERS

On May 4 this year, the U.S. State Department hosted the Emerging Young Leaders Award ceremony in Washington DC where ten award winners from around the world were recognized for their extraordinary efforts in reducing crime, expanding civic engagement, improving education, and promoting interfaith dialogue within their communities. Among the…

STARTING TO EXERCISE

Hundreds of studies have shown that regular exercise lowers the risk of serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain forms of cancer. If you’ve never had a formal exercise program or you’ve allowed your exercise routine to lapse over the years because of…