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Sebastian Castelier is a journalist reporting on Gulf societies and Asia-Gulf migrations.

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Gulf recession reverberates across Asia as remittances plummet

02 June, 2020

A recession in the Gulf is reverberating across South Asia, where remittances are projected to decline by 22 percent this year.

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

10 April, 2020

Comment: The key role airlines play in Gulf development strategies implies a potentially profound knock-on effect, writes Sebastian Castelier.

After coronavirus, Oman's hoteliers vow to 'think differently'

03 April, 2020

As Oman's tourism industry matures and expectations evolve, global hotel brands might be less needed to attract visitors. Independent hotels could add to the Sultanate's mystique.

Coronavirus: Oman's tourism sector takes a hit

12 March, 2020

Amid growing concerns over the impact of an oil crash on Oman’s state budget, tourism professionals fear ship tourism could crumble as coronavirus spreads across the Gulf.

Surrounded by sea, Qatar explores fish farming

19 November, 2019

Qatar's ambitious self-sufficiency policy forecasts growth in the local production of fish to meet 90% of the country's annual need by 2023.

Overseas Filipinos liven up Qatar's Hip-Hop scene

20 October, 2019

Founded by a group of five Filipino dancers, the Verve troupe offers a unique space for those who refuse to give up on their passion while working overseas.

QTips: Qatari YouTuber hopes to foster genuine cross-culture interactions

19 September, 2019

Feature: From his Doha studio, a Qatari YouTuber has taken the lead to open up the doors of the Qatari identity and lifestyle and deconstruct stereotypes to a global audience.

Sebastian Castelier
Sebastian Castelier

Sebastian Castelier is a journalist reporting on Gulf societies and Asia-Gulf migrations.

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