Monthly Archives: February 2015

Air Arabia Jordan: Ready for Liftoff

By buying a major stake in Petra Airlines, low-cost giant Air Arabia has created a new carrier which will use Amman as a hub to further its ambitious expansion plans. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Jordan’s aviation and tourism sectors were given…

QAIA Voted Best Middle East Airport for Service

Proving you don’t have to be a multi-billion dollar aviation mega hub to offer passengers a first-rate travel experience, QAIA has just been voted the best airport in the Middle East in the latest Airport Service Quality Awards. QAIA triumphed…

Apps for Working-on-the-Go

Working out of the office or across different locations can be fraught with frustrations. But these five apps should help you become more organized to get your work done regardless of your location. By Jane Hosking LogMeIn Ever forget to bring…

The Good State of Real Estate

Lamudi’s Khaled Anabtawi believes 2015 is shaping up to be another strong year for Jordan’s real estate sector.  By Elisa Oddone Jordan’s real estate market, which makes up around 5 percent of the Kingdom’s GDP, seems to be in good…

Venture Explains: The Big Three Gulf Carriers

Who are they? The global airline industry is being shaken up by a trio of ambitious Gulf-based carriers: Dubai’s Emirates, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, and Qatar Airways. The impressive scope and pace of their expansion has longer-established legacy carriers like British…

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We Aren’t Charlie

If social media is any gauge of attitudes towards the brutal Charlie Hebdo attack, then most Jordanians appear to believe free speech should have its limits. By Osama Al Sharif Last month’s deadly attack by Islamist terrorists on the French…

Growing to Compete

Amman’s Kempinski is undertaking a major expansion to take on growing competition in the capital. By Elisa Oddone A string of new five star hotels are due to open in Amman in the near future, sharply raising the competitive stakes…

Electricity: Rebalance, Don’t Hike

The government’s plan to increase electricity rates across the board will damage both its credibility and the economy. By Jawad J. Abbassi The rapid drop in oil prices, by over 60 percent since the summer, is a game changer for…

Sweet Startup Success

This article appeared in the May, 2014 edition of Venture.   Jordanians can’t seem to get enough of the tasty homemade treats meticulously crafted by a new wave of Internet savvy startups. By Jane Hosking Three Jordanian startups have seen incredible…

New Investment Law to Be Focus of Jordan Report

Jordan’s efforts to enhance its investment environment through new legislation will be given wide-ranging coverage in a forthcoming report to be produced by the global publishing firm, Oxford Business Group (OBG). The Report: Jordan 2015 will look in detail at…