Yearly Archives: 2009

Golf sets up: Infrastructure operations superlative degree are on its way

Christina/ November 23, 2009/ The daily grind

Whenever one was thinking of the Gulf reagion, one was thinking of Dubai. Yesterday a new player appeared on the scene: the oil-rich and natural gasoline-rich emirate Qatar. As already reported duel of the gulf states the other states try to catch up. Yesterday the DB Interntionale GmbH declared its deal to the amount of 17 billion dollar with the

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Are there any female careers in Arabic countries? Yes!

Christina/ November 17, 2009/ Culture

The often-quoted picture of oppressed women in Arabic countries that leave their houses only fully covered, black gloves on their hands ist much used in Western press. At the same time it does not take much to find out that career women also exist in the Arabic world. An article of the online-service „Qantara“ gave me an idea. The report

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There was a murming in the press

Christina/ November 14, 2009/ The daily grind

Looking into the press makes it obvious: There must be a chance of making money in this emirat. Whether it is “Dubai Magazin”, das “Dubai Business Magazine” or the classy “Concierge”, the emirate at the Gulf seems to be worth a magazine. Whereas the press in Europe seems to be downsizing, the Gulf states are still publishing. The picture gallery

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A virtual journey along the silk road

Christina/ November 14, 2009/ Culture

Customer magazines are nothing new. As I already reported on “No dream out of 1001 night” copies of popular magazines are on the decline. Customer magazines, however, that intend to introduce third parties to the culture of one’s own or a foreign country are rather the exception. In case they provide additionally classroom material then they become really interesting. Such

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The Arabic Jeunesse dorée pushes the boat out – so what?

Christina/ November 13, 2009/ Culture

“Risky flirt on the Africa Boulevard” that’s the title of an report by three authors from the German political magazine “Spiegel” that describes Arabic party-nights. What’s inside is a description of typical party-nights in three different Arabic (well Teheran is rather Persian) cities: Teheran, Cairo and Damascus. One night is touched at a time. It ends in Teheran at 5

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Ancient orient in pictures

Christina/ November 8, 2009/ Culture

Last thursday I visited the exhibition “With camel and camera“, historical Orient pictures 1864-1970 at Museum for ethnography in Hamburg. The photo exposition shows an essence of the museum collection which have been taken between 1864 and 1970. The pictures show historical receptions from the Middle and Near East as well as from North Africa. Photos taken by the Leipzig

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Waterpipe-to-go

Christina/ November 7, 2009/ The daily grind, Culture

Maybe this sounds familiar to you: You are travelling and feel like having a waterpipe? What can you do about it? Where can you find the next Shisha-café? And which one is the best? Last time I had that feeling I was visiting Hamburg. Fortunately mobiles can surf the internet by now so that online-surch is no problem anymore. Which

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Begging letters to the Gulf

Christina/ November 3, 2009/ Culture

We are used to oddities from the Gulf States – not the other way round. An article from the political magazine Spiegel online about wealth in the Gulf States made me google. The so called “Saudi Rich List” of the magazine “Arabian Business” made me curious and some fortune hunters may pay some extra attention right now. Let us take

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Duell at the Gulf

Christina/ November 1, 2009/ Culture

Touché! Until now Dubai has beaten the pants off its brother Abu Dhabi. This time, however, Abu Dhabi won the race. The Formular One gives a guest performance this Sunday over there. With a “White spaceship in the desert the oilrich great land owner made its debut! Even if that race was irrelevant for this year’s Formular One and Abu

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