What it’s like for an Arab to go on vacation. I have a full-time job.
By Jordanian standards I have a decent job – as a presenter on the drivetime programme of a local radio station. Once a year I feel entitled to go on a summer vacation and for a week or two forget about everything else that matters. Ifikra : Twitter user kidnapped 12 hours... Arab Spring - Le Printemps arabe. Saudi Arabia - Arabie Saoudite.
La géostratégie expliquée aux blondes - L'Orient c'est Moyen. Where to Buy Booze in the Middle East - Elizabeth Weingarten - International. The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council are notorious for their stringent alcohol laws.
But while you can't legally sip a gin and tonic in Saudi Arabia, you can in Dubai -- if you have a license, and you're not Muslim. In Qatar, it's trickier still: You can only order that glass of Pinot Grigio in one of Doha's glossy four or five-star hotels. Confused?