Jun 092016
UAE and Saudi Arabia among the world's top 10 developing retail markets

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have been named among the world’s top 10 developing retail markets, according to AT Kearney’s 2016 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI). The UAE, led by Dubai, was ranked seventh in the list and remains an attractive and relatively low-risk market for retailers, with highest sales per capita in the region, said AT Kearney. Its report said mall activity remains strong in the UAE, with Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates opening its 36,000 sq m extension and Majid Al Futtaim’s latest […]

May 072016
World's Top 10 Richest People

With every passing year, more opportunities arise for the rich and elite in the world to claim a spot as one of the richest people in the world. It’s the ultimate achievement in the world of the rich. While some have held on to their positions, others have been succeeded by new leaders and innovators. Including the top 10 on this list, there are 1,810 billionaires recorded in the world today, their combined net worths totaling a staggering 6.48 trillion dollars. 10. Liliane Bettencourt – […]

Apr 212016
South Africa names as one of the top 10 gay friendly countries in the world

Cape Town – While gay travellers are officially welcomed by the South African government, homosexuality can lead to life imprisonment and even the death sentence in other countries. And for those who wondered how South Africa fared, Cape Town was ranked 19 out of the top 20 gay friendly travel destinations of 2013, according to marketing company Out Now Consulting’s research. Clifton’s Third Beach was described by the company as one of the world’s best gay beaches. In 2014, the richest.com, which publishes lists of […]

Apr 212016
Phuket 8th among world’s top 10 islands: Survey

THE RESORT island of Phuket won eighth place among the world’s top 10 islands in a reader survey conducted by TripAdvisor. According to TripAdvisor, Phuket is the second-best island in Asia after Bali, Indonesia, which was ranked fifth in the survey. Regionally, Koh Samui and Koh Tao are ranked third and fourth respectively. The world’s top 10 islands for this year are: Maui in Hawaii, United States; Santorini, Greece; Jamaica, Caribbean; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; Bali, Indonesia; Mallorca, Spain; Mauritius, Africa; Phuket, Thailand; Bora Bora, […]

Mar 252016
World's Top 10 Train Trips

Mexico: The El Chepe train links Chihuahua to Los Mochis and crosses the imposing landscapes of the Sierra Tarahumara and Mexico’s Copper Canyon along the way. The route passes through 87 tunnels and crosses 37 bridges. Scotland: The Royal Scotsman train rolls through Scotland’s most scenic landscapes, including peaks, calm lochs, wild countryside and natural coasts. The journey through Scotland’s highlands can take two to seven nights. Peru: Travel the path of the Incas with Peru Rail’s Cuzco to Machu Picchu route. The journey takes […]

Feb 292016
Top 10 Richest Leaders in the World

Some people trade money for power. Others yet use power to acquire money. For these ten leaders, both money and power come in spades. Here is our list of the top 10 richest world leaders as of 2016. 10. Net Worth of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan- $1 Billion Despite being president of one of the poorest countries in Europe, Nazarbayev has amassed sizable wealth. Having held the office of President from 1989 and previously being the First Secretary of the Soviet State of Kazakhstan, there […]

Feb 292016
Top 10 Best Passports in the World for Travel in 2016

German nationals carry the best passports in the world, allowing them visa-free access to 177 countries worldwide, the 2016 Visa Restrictions Index from Henley & Partners has found. The annual index ranks countries based on the freedom of travel for their citizens. Regionally, the United Arab Emirates topped the Middle East and North Africa for the second year in a row, increasing its overall ranking on the index by two spots to 38 among 199 countries. TOP 10 BEST PASSPORTS FOR VISA-FREE TRAVEL 1. Germany […]

Feb 162016
World's 10 Longest Flights

Unsurprisingly, the UAE’s two main carriers, Etihad and Emirates, dominate the list. 10. Dubai to San Francisco Airline Emirates Duration 15 hours, 50 minutes Distance 13,041km 9. Abu Dhabi to San Francisco Airline Etihad Airways Duration 16 hours, 15 minutes Distance 13,128km 8. Dallas to Hong Kong Airline American Airlines Duration 16 hours, 20 minutes Distance 13,072km 7. Dubai to Houston Airline Emirates Duration 16 hours, 20 minutes Distance 13,144km 6. Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles Airline Etihad Airways Duration 16 hours, 30 minutes Distance […]

Feb 042016
Top 10 Places to Retire in the World

Countries all over the world are offering friendly, good-value cities, beaches, highland retreats, historic colonial enclaves and lakeside getaways, making it hard for a person to choose the place of his retirement home. Not merely cheapest of accommodation, food and health cost, people who tend to retire look for a safe, stable and friendly country with the government somewhat paying for their retirement. In fact, International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2016 has released a list of places to help navigate the best destinations for […]

Jan 152016
Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai among world’s top 10 most expensive office space list

Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai ranked high on the world’s top 10 most expensive office rent list over the past quarter. Within the latest rankings, Hong Kong Central, Beijing Finance Street, Beijing Central Business District, and Hong Kong West Kowloon take four of top 5 most expensive office markets, while London Central West End remains at the pinnacle of the rankings with $272.56 per square foot per year. East China’s Shanghai Pudong rose two places to ninth on the list. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Jan 072016
World’s Top 10 Longest-living Animals

Tortoises may best be known for their incredible ability to outlive humans, but they aren’t the world’s longest-living animal. Not by a long shot. Here’s a list of the world’s top 10 longest living animals, based on the oldest known examples of each creature. 1. Ocean Quahog – 507 years The ocean quahog is a species of edible clam and is native to the North Atlantic Ocean around the British and Irish coastline. Ocean quahogs live to depths of around 500 metres and bury themselves […]

Dec 302015
Top 10 World's Most Sexiest and Prettiest Women of 2015

These ladies are the top of the list in conversation for sexiest and prettiest woman of 2015. It’s restricted to women who’ve achieved a fair level of celebrity. Here’s the list for top 10 world’s most beautiful women of 2015; 10. Shakira The Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model, Shakira stands 10th on the world’s most beautiful women of 2015 list. She is listed as most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. As of July 2014, she has become the first […]

Dec 242015
10 Most Popular Leaders In The World

A recent survey of the ‘International World Leader Index’ has ranked Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 7th spot among the popular state heads with US President Barack Obama topping the list. And the other country leaders who made it to the top 10 in order of their popularity: US President Barack Obama topped the list of the world’s most popular leaders. Mr Obama during a game of golf in Hawaii on a family vacation. German Chaceller Angela Merkel got 13 per cent of the […]

Dec 022015
Top 10 Cities With Longest Working Hours

People in Hong Kong work for the longest hours, said a report that studied 71 cities around the world. In Hong Kong, the average working hours are over 50 per week, with only 17 days of annual leave, as compared with Paris, where people work 1,000 hours less every year, said the United Bank of Switzerland in its latest report. People in Paris work for only about 35 hours per week, and have 29 days of annual paid leave, according to the survey. Mumbai and […]