Posts Tagged “travel”

Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

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Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa The role of tipping in the Arab World in tourism and the economy is important. To most Western tourists particularly Americans, the question of tipping is normal, like adding sales tax to the bill, but in the Middle East, however, the question of tipping, and add to it…

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UAE passport awarded a certificate

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UAE passport awarded a certificate

UAE passport awarded a certificate UAE Passport Force initiative aims high for 2021. DUBAI, UAE, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – At a ceremony, the government of the UAE accepted a certificate bestowed by the Passport Index, in recognition for being the most powerful passport in the GCC. UAE passport holders enjoy a visa-free score of…

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Podcast: Trump’s Travel Ban and its Effects

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Podcast: Trump’s Travel Ban and its Effects

Podcast: Trump’s Travel Ban and its Effects In the whirlwind of the past week and a half, a look back at Trump’s travel ban. By: Kerning Cultures Note: The episode above and the article below are supplementary and different. We, the People On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning immigration…

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Dubai ranked as Number 2 destination for New Year

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Dubai ranked as Number 2 destination for New Year

The emirate of Dubai ranked as the number 2 destination for travelers this New Year season, according to a survey conducted by CheapHotels.org. Dubai beat out Miami Beach, which ranked 3 on the CheapHotels survey list. The number 1 destination is Cancun, Mexico, according tot he survey. Dubai is only one of two Middle East…

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Americans are not traveling to the Middle East

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Americans are not traveling to the Middle East

While Americans are among the most traveled people on the planet, one place they are avoiding is the Middle East and Arab countries. At one time, the Middle East was a favored destination to Americans but these days with the rising Islamic extremism, the violence and continued conflicts, tourism to the Arab World from the…

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Ambassadors for Peace and Divisiveness: Nasr and Oren




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Ambassadors for Peace and Divisiveness: Nasr and Oren




By Eileen Fleming Israel’s former ambassador to Washington, USA born Michael Oren exemplifies the latter and Kameel Nasr from Lebanon and Boston the former. Oren served as Israel’s ambassador in Washington from 2009 to 2013 and is now a Knesset member in Israel’s center-right Kulanu party. Launching his new book “Ally: My Journey Across the…

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