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Sebastian Castelier


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

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

02 June, 2020

For half a century, Omanis have lived under the spell of a rich and carefully tailored political imagery displayed in public spaces.

01 May, 2020

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

10 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.

03 April, 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.

12 March, 2020

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.

19 November, 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.

20 October, 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.

19 September, 2019