Links

  • arabianbusiness.com – Comprehensive Guide to Middle East Business & Gulf Industry News including,Banking & Finance,Construction,Energy,Media & Marketing,Real Estate

  • al-bab.com – AL-BAB has been in existence since the early days of the internet. Originally intended to be a website about Yemen, it began in February 1998 as „Yemen Gateway“.  Its web address, al-bab.com, alluded to Bab al-Yemen (also known as „al-bab“), the famous gateway leading into the old city of Sana’a. Now AL-BAB is one of the leading information resource of all Arab countries.

  • forbesmiddleeast.com – Forbes Middle East is a leading source for reliable business news and financial information. Read news, politics, economics, business and more

  • bayt.com – Bayt.com is the leading job site in the Middle East and North Africa, connecting job seekers with employers looking to hire. Every day, thousands of new job vacancies are listed on the award-winning platform from the region’s top employers.

  • Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.

  • Doing business  in the Middle East from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)​ is a series of country specific ‚Doing business guides‘ which are designed to provide an introduction to the tax and legal aspects in the Middle East and answer key questions that an inbound investor may have whilst establishing or developing a business within the region. 

  • doingbusiness.org – The Doing Business project from the World Bank provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. The Doing Business project, launched in 2002, looks at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle. Data of the Middle East countries are available as a summary or in this report  

  • Human Development Data for the Arab States – The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living. The HDI is the geometric mean of normalized indices for each of the three dimensions.


  • The World Values Survey which started in 1981, seeks to use the most rigorous, high-quality research designs in each country. The WVS consists of nationally representative surveys conducted in almost 100 countries which contain almost 90 percent of the world’s population, using a common questionnaire.

  • The Cultural Atlas aims to inform and educate the public in cross-cultural attitudes, practices, norms, behaviours and communications skills. The goal is to enhance social cohesion in Australia and improve outcomes for individuals and organisations operating in an increasingly culturally diverse society. The Cultural Atlas delivers cultural profiles for different countries of the world which are the country of origin of many migrants in Australia. This is a common approach in cross-cultural awareness programs to foster the understanding of cultural differences. For example visit the cultural profile of Egypt to understand core values like Honour, Loyalty, Modesty and Pride 

  • The Global Affairs Canada (GAC) as a department in the Government of Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations published Country Insights on its homepage. It is similar to the approach of the Australian Cultural Atlas. It includes concise information about Communication Styles, Rules for Displaying Emotions, Dress, Punctuality & Formality, Preferred Managerial Qualities, Hierarchy and Decision-making and Religion, Class, Ethnicity, & Gender and more about different countries of the world. 


  • kaiciid.org – KAICIID is an intergovernmental organization whose mandate is to promote the use of dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict to enhance understanding and cooperation. Over a seven-year-long negotiation and development process, KAICIID’s mandate and structure were designed to foster dialogue among people of different faiths and cultures that bridges animosities, reduces fear and instills mutual respect. Intercultural and interreligious dialogue helps build communities’ resistance against prejudice, strengthens social cohesion, supports conflict prevention and transformation and can serve to preserve peace.

  • Qantara.de – The Arabic word „qantara“ means „bridge“. The Internet portal Qantara.de represents the concerted effort of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Center for Political Education), Deutsche Welle, the Goethe Institut and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) to promote dialogue with the Islamic world. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office.

  • zenith.me​ – Since 1999, zenith has provided its readers in Germany and Europe with a unique portal into the Middle East and North Africa region – and beyond. At a time when events in the region have global ramifications, zenith has expanded its coverage in English and Arabic to bring forward lively conversation between cultures and societies, focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Arab world

  • Agya.info – The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) has been established in 2013 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain as the first bilateral young academy worldwide.AGYA brings together excellent Arab and German scholars to face shared challenges and develop solutions through research cooperation.