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Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

2016 Is a Year of Hope

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Modern and forward-looking programs like these serve as reminders that we all play a role when it comes to creating economically-inclusive environments that allow people to follow their dreams. Job creation is a big part of the equation.

Israel's Diplomatic Overture to the UAE

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Israel's extended olive branch to the UAE occurs within a complicated geopolitical context, in which some traditional alliances are strained, several states are exploring new partnerships and various actors are seizing upon newly generated opportunities in the region.

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

With N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi, John Sexton Pays Tribute to His Mentor

Sam Roberts | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Sam Roberts

Sexton's goal for this diverse campus has been to bridge the racial, ethnic and cultural divisions that are re-emerging at American colleges and universities by instilling the ecumenical vision of an iconoclastic dreamer from Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant who defied boundaries.

The UAE and Qatar Wage a Proxy War in Libya

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 12.14.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

When the Qaddafi regime fell in 2011, centralized power quickly dissipated and Libya fell into chaos. A wide range of armed groups asserted control ov...

The Dubai Film Fest Diaries 2015: Zinzana, by the Arab Tarantino

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Ultimately Zinzana is everything I dream about for Arab cinema. A narrative that moves away from the Arab Spring, the social issues and the looming dangers on the other side of border and towards creativity and a universal appeal.

'Movies Should Add Value to the Community': A Chat with Dubai Film and TV Commission Chairman Jamal Al Sharif

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.07.2015 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

I caught up with Jamal Al Sharif at last year's Dubai International Film Festival, and as the festival gets ready to kick off its 12th edition in a couple of days, once again in partnership with DFTC and Dubai Studio City, it seemed like the perfect time to celebrate its Chairman, who is also the Managing Director of DSC.

Syrian Caricaturist Ali Ferzat 'Draws' Foes' Ire

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.06.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The unrepentant caricaturist was hospitalized, eventually recovered and left his homeland, but continued to draw -- his pen and tongue as sharp as ever.

More Proof that the Three Big Gulf Airlines Get Massive Subsidies

Rob Britton | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

"Prove it" is a phrase we learn from an early age. For most of this year, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and seven aviation tra...

'Nuqat' Dots the Art, Culture and Design Landscape

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.28.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

They're funky, they're traditional, they're 30-somethings, they're Nuqat (dots), and they're taking the Arab Gulf's art, culture and design scene by storm from Kuwait.

To-Do Dubai

Sharon Hoge | Posted 11.24.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Ten Essentials on a Visit to the Energetic Emirate A contemporary conglomeration of highways and skyscrapers, Dubai essential...

12 Incredible Vacation Spots Inspired By Star Wars

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.26.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Just because Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away and we haven't yet mastered that kind of commercial space travel doesn't mean the mood of those places can't be captured here on earth.

A Convenient Truth: Why He Named Me Malala Is a Must-Watch

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

After the screening, which predictably received a lengthy standing ovation, producer Walter Parkes admitted that the film was meant to be a narrative, inspired by the book I Am Malala, which Yousafzai wrote with the help of Christina Lamb.

The UAE's High Stakes in Yemen

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Amidst the background of a violent conflict that is destroying Yemen, the UAE seeks to prove to the world that the wealthy emirates are capable of more than just spending billions of dollars to create a first-rate military with advanced weaponry.

Leyla Bouzid's 'As I Open My Eyes': The Willpower and Emotions That Make Up a Woman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

One could argue that the only place where the revolutions of the Arab Spring have actually made a change for the better is Tunisia. The North African country has had its own issues since 2011, but perhaps Tunisia's downturn has much to do with its close proximity to terror hotbed Libya.

Feeling 'Furious': Satisfying a Need for Real 'Fast and Furious' Speed in Abu Dhabi

Aaron Sagers | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Aaron Sagers

I hover my foot over the accelerator as my hands grip, and readjust on the steering wheel. The desert heat of Abu Dhabi feels trapped inside my helmet, and underneath the protective facemask.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Oh Gallow Lay, The Danish Girl, Rabin, the Last Day and Juries... I Disagree!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.13.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While I didn't watch all the winning films, I did watch other movies that in my humble opinion, are more current and relevant in their subject matter and themes.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.07.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'm angry. As a woman film blogger, I need twice as much effort and talent to get a quarter of the recognition that my male counterparts receive. I notice it on a daily basis and I've grown to really hate it.

What the West Should Understand About Human Rights in the Emirates

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Mohammed Fairouz

Human rights have been a curious case when it comes to the UAE and the other Gulf Arab states for quite some time. The most widely reported concerns in the Emirates have had to do with workers in Dubai, the UAE's second city.

Lack of Relations Was the Greatest Poverty: Modi's Promising Visit to the UAE

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Sarah Elzeini

If the United Arab Emirates can maintain strong cooperation with Pakistan, if India can cooperate on counterterrorism efforts with Pakistan despite Kashmir-related tensions, and if countries from the United States to the Arab World can mend relations.

Queens of Syria Extinguishes the Stereotypes Created by War

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

At the last Abu Dhabi Film Festival -- and I mean last in every way since the eighth edition of this beloved cinematic bridge across cultures turned out to be its swan song -- one film quietly grabbed my imagination.

The Least Crowded Theme Parks in the World

Natalie Kalin | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Natalie Kalin

Take it from , founder of the Theme Park Guy -- an elaborate website that details his travels to worldwide theme parks--that empty parks are the place to be. Here he advised us on 8 of the world's emptiest theme parks.

Persian Gulf Travel: Beyond Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Maytha Alhassen

As friends boasted about their procurement of $187 roundtrip tickets to Abu Dhabi on Etihad, I urged them to consider adding Oman to their itinerary; a five hour drive from AD or a quick, cheap nonstop flight departing close to every hour of the day.

The Force Is Strong in Abu Dhabi: Exploring the Impact of Star Wars in the UAE

Aaron Sagers | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Aaron Sagers

The force is strong with Abu Dhabi. Not only is the middle east capital of the United Arab Emirates a filming location to Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, the city has been making a big push to attract other productions.