Where we are going today: Dum Dum Donuts

Updated 30 August 2019

Where we are going today: Dum Dum Donuts

Dum Dum Donuts is franchised from the UK and has over 35 branches worldwide. Two of them are in the Middle East: In Dubai and Jeddah.

The shop offers baked, filled, glazed and multi-layered doughnuts.

The Jeddah branch, in the Al-Nahdah district, offers over 20 flavors.

All of the doughnuts are made from croissant dough filled with tasty ingredients such as kunafa cream, cream cheese and dulce de leche.

Its signature doughnut is “The Zebra,” which contains layers of chocolate croissant dough filled with buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache.

The Jeddah branch also offers coffee, including their signature salted caramel and cold karak coffee.

You will feel full with one doughnut as they are almost treble the size of normal doughnuts. They cost between SR11 and SR21 ($3 and $5.60).


What We Are Reading Today: GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History

Updated 14 August 2020

What We Are Reading Today: GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History

Author: Diane Coyle

Why did the size of the US  economy increase by 3 percent in one day in mid-2013—or Ghana’s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the UK financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008—just as the world’s financial system went into meltdown? And why was Greece’s chief statistician charged with treason in 2013 for apparently doing nothing more than trying to accurately report the size of his country’s economy? The answers to all these questions lie in the way we define and measure national economies around the world: Gross Domestic Product. This entertaining and informative book tells the story of GDP, making sense of a statistic that appears constantly in the news, business, and politics, and that seems to rule our lives—but that hardly anyone actually understands.
Diane Coyle traces the history of this artificial, abstract, complex, but exceedingly important statistic from its 18th- and 19th-century precursors through its invention in the 1940s and its postwar golden age, and then through the Great Crash up to today.
The reader learns why this standard measure of the size of a country’s economy was invented.