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.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The furore over a piece describing the everyday life of a gay individual in Oman shows no signs of dying down.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: I was initially very nervous about presenting to young Omani high school students but what an inspiration they are.
ABU MOHAMMED: I went with a friend on a quixotic search for money owed. It proved to be a more adventurous trip than I had anticipated
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The last thing you need when you’re searcing for sustenance at 3.30 in the morning is a practical joke. Watch out, Doug!