The whole thing reads like something straight out The Onion. Come to think of it, the magazine cover also looks like something out of The Onion.

As an aside, I still have the style manuals for some Gulf countries (some of the countries in the Arab Gulf use branding and marketing concepts to “design” their image, logos, symbolism, etc. I even know a few people that were hired to “design” countries’ “images”). And this cover hits the trifecta of “Gulf” style: sandy colors, gold logo in the upper left, insipid photography. Well done marketing guys, obviously you are pros with a penchant for regional stereotypes!

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