CROSSROADS ARABIA: A Saudi woman has had to go into hiding following her comments on social media about varying beard styles in the Kingdom
JAMES DORSEY: The attendance of American female senators at a soccer match in Riyadh has sparked a massive debate
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A deficiency in Vitamin D is a serious issue for a significant portion of Saudi society. What’s going on?
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Hoping to provoke an ‘official investigation’ into a ‘scandal’ a Dubai-based newspaper was sadly disappointed
DHOFARI GUCCI: If the Swiss are at one end of the planning spectrum then my fellow Dhofaris at the furthest extreme
NASEEM TARAWNAH: There seemed no point in committing my thoughts, views, opinions feelings to print until now.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: We appear to be back in the, ah, ‘glory days’ of 2006 and 2007 if recent reports are to be believed. Oh joy.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: The daily duties and responsibilities may grind down our inner superhero but the flame lives in every Muslim woman
JAMES MULLAN: There’s a surprising sense of optimism abroad in ‘New Cairo’ where many young returnees from the UAE are now based.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: As the price of Dubai’s rents heads to the stratosphere some robust plans have been put in place to protect tenants
DHOFARI GUCCI: It’s illogical, unfair and costly so maybe it’s time to look anew at the “maghboor’, Oman’s dowry system
CROSSOADS ARABIA: Another major protest is being organised for 26th of October and both sides are beginning to air their views
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: The influence that ‘the father’ has exerted over leading female politicians has varied considerably
ABU MOHAMMED: Many of us on the Hajj break are slaves to our cars, busy transporting our loved ones from beach to mall to play center
DHOFARI GUCCI: It used to be ‘holiday heaven’ in Oman. Not any more and it’s no bad thing really.
STEVE ROYSTON: There comes a time in your life when the “Big Issues’ that dominate your thoughts – sex and money, for instance – are usurped by death. I’m heading there.