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"The Sultan Chronicles": Meeting Modern Renaissance Man Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Ever wonder how this world of ours would be if we supported and promoted artists instead of wars and arms dealers?

Why Have the Arab Monarchies Survived?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

To date, only presidents have fallen from power during the Arab Awakening -- no king has fallen from his throne. Arab monarchies are of course not immune to the forces that brought down some of their republican counterparts, so why have they all thus far survived?

PHOTO: UAE Supreme Commander Stops To Help Lost Girl

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

Sometimes, when you're feeling a little lost, it helps to have a friend. And it never hurts when that friend happens to be Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince...

Bridging the East-West Divide: My Experience at NYU Abu Dhabi

James Zogby | Posted 03.28.2013 | World
James Zogby

I would marvel at the students' optimism, their vision, and their instinctive sense of collaboration. And I would feel confident that they might very well be the generation to heal the divides that they inherited from the generations that had preceded them.

Fault Lines in the Desert

Carl Pope | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

These people love their landscape, stark and sear though it is. Their environmentalism is local. But their role as a major oil producer and their impact is global.

Don't Forsake Haiti: A Message From Joe Jean

Shai Reshef | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact
Shai Reshef

Joe Jean, a student from University of the People, is now studying at NYU Abu Dhabi. He lives in Cap-Haitian, Haiti. I would like to say the Haiti...

Experiencing the Luxury of Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Quia Querisma | Posted 03.15.2013 | Travel
Quia Querisma

I have to admit, when I first entertained the thought of visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi I imagined the lost city of El Dorado, complete with streets paved with gold and sheikhs betting on camel races.

Abu Dhabi Emerging As Philanthropic Capital Of The Middle East

Trevor Neilson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

What that wealth has also done is quietly make it the philanthropic capital of the region. Dramatic things are occurring there that are improving the lives of those who live in Abu Dhabi, but also around the world.

Yoko Ono, Matt Damon and OPEC Versus American Energy Independence

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Yes, fracking has its problems. But within the few years, that technology has improved significantly, oversight has become singularly sensitized to the downside risks and communities have heightened awareness.

Rafael Nadal Comeback Delayed

AP | Posted 02.24.2013 | Sports

MADRID — Rafael Nadal's return to competition has been delayed by a stomach virus. The Spaniard was scheduled to play in an exhibition tourname...

Haifaa Al Mansour's Wadjda: A Human Saudi Film To Tear Down the Divide

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Groundbreaking is definitely an overrated word these days. Yet there are some instances when nothing else will do. Haifaa Al Mansour's Wadjda for example, is a film that demands the multiple use of this word.

From Oil to Renewables

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Climate change is not only a crisis, but an opportunity. While some people may find it ironic that countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are making massive investments in renewable energy, we think it is absolutely fitting and a logical step.

Single in the City: 'Excuse me'

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Rym Tina Ghazal

Despite what people like to think or say, it is still a man's world, particularly in this part of the world. It doesn't matter which city, it is usually the same story -- and in some cities, it is much worse.

The Marketing of Dubai: A Brilliant Mirage

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

It's difficult to embrace the hype while wading in a sea of black.

Hollywood Diplomacy: What I Learned from Richard Gere in Abu Dhabi

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

At this year's dazzling Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the celebrity buzz has been deafening. After all, it would be An Officer and a Gentleman himself Richard Gere walking the red carpet on opening night, for the film Arbitrage.

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival: Where Cinematic Dreams Do Come True

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.03.2012 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Fall is my favorite time of year, because it's when great film festivals begin blooming in the Arabian Gulf, just as autumn leaves drop off trees across Europe and the US.

What Makes Airbnb Special

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I've stayed nine times in the private homes of Airbnb hosts and in fact have become an Airbnb host myself. I could go on and on about why I love calling someone else's place my home for a night or two, but let these stories of a few of my actual experiences tell the tale.

Face Your Fears Next Vacation

Fodor's | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Fodor's

We're all afraid of something -- and with good reason. Sharks bite. When you climb high you can fall. Speeding sometimes ends with a crash.

Single in the City: The Niqab and I

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.14.2012 | Style
Rym Tina Ghazal

By banning the niqab and burqa we are not really helping anyone. A truly repressed woman has far bigger problems than what she wears on her face.

Our Family Trip to Dubai

David Code | Posted 10.02.2012 | Parents
David Code

It's funny; when I booked flights for the four of us to visit Dubai together, I worried that eight days would be too long. In the end, we needed one more day!

Emiratis Want Crackdown On Tourists' Skimpy Dresses

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- With the number of foreigners dwarfing that of locals in her hometown of Abu Dhabi, Asma al-Muhairi has become incr...

Jane Austen in Saudi Arabia: What Books You Read Say About You

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 09.04.2012 | Books
Rym Tina Ghazal

There is something comforting about looking at bookshelves filled with volumes that you have read. And there is no feeling worse than when the shelves are full and you have to throw out or donate some of the books.

Abu Dhabi To Welcome Tourists With Behavioral Guidelines

Posted 07.05.2012 | Travel

Nothing says “make yourself at home” quite like a list of rules. This is apparently the thinking behind the new behavior guides that Abu Dhabi...

An Honest Customs Declaration Form

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Everyone arriving back from abroad must complete this Customs Declaration Form. Whether you're traveling with immediate family members or not, you'd...

Exploring the Line Between Academics and Politics

Gilad Wenig | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Gilad Wenig

As it continues to globalize and navigate choppy political waters, promoting values such as academic freedom and human rights must remain an enduring part of NYU's global posture.