With little prospect of supersonic air travel making a comeback any time soon, flying between the Gulf and the US is likely to remain a testing experience for most passengers, writes Martin Rivers in the March issue of The Gulf.
The sudden disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people aboard represents one of the rarest kinds of aviation disaster, and the mystery is compounded by uncertainty about which country's jurisdiction the plane came down in.
Take-off and, in particular, final
Drilling for oil and gas deposits outside North America has hit the highest level in three decades, led by big exploration and production programmes in the Middle East and Africa.
More than 1,300 drilling rigs have been operating on average over the last six months, the greatest
Formula One will look and sound different when the season starts in Melbourne on March 16, with new regulations and the introduction of a turbocharged V6 engine with energy recovery systems.
The following looks at the main changes for 2014, with the sport going through its most s
A breach between Qatar and some of its Gulf neighbours is a pivotal test for a three-decade-old union formed to stand united when threatened by common enemies.
The six neighbours have struggled for years to transform their alliance from a simple security pact into an integrated e
Germany's Lufthansa has announced plans to offer wirelessly streamed movies to passengers on trans-European flights, sparking a clash over the future of traditional seatback systems at the world's largest travel fair.
Europe's largest traditional network carrier said
A diplomatic split between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours may disrupt billions of dollars of investment in the region and slow efforts to make economies more efficient through trade and transport reforms.
Qatar's vast natural gas wealth means the tiny country, with a populatio
The GCC insurance industry remains on a stable footing supported primarily by (re)insurers' very strong capital adequacy and generally adequate competitive positions, said a report by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.
The average financial strength rating (FSR) for
Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the US Federal Reserve.
Bernanke was paid at least $250,000 for his first public speaking engagement, in Abu Dhabi, since stepping down in January, according to sources familiar with the ma
GCC governments should provide a new framework that enables increased private sector participation in the healthcare system, thereby improving the access and quality of healthcare delivery in the region, a study said.
Deloitte’s new report ‘Global health care ou