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Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude | Posted 01.03.2017 | World
Joseph Braude

In recent months, several delegations of American diplomats, elected officials, and Middle East specialists have visited the Saudi capital Riyadh, met...

Surveying Saudi Arabia's Youthful Majority

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.24.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

A video by Saudi youth seeks to promote scientific reasoning and civil discourse. How do Saudi youth view their country's foreign policies, domestic ...

What to Do About Saudi Arabia

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

American policymakers share a concern that the Saudi government, Saudi charities, and wealthy Saudi individuals continue to promote extremism around t...

Dubai: a financial oasis in the Middle East turmoil?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The recent announcement that HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd. moved its incorporation from Jersey to Dubai, under the auspices of the Dubai International Fi...

Two College Students in the Fanciest Hotel in the World

Logan Brown | Posted 06.26.2016 | Travel
Logan Brown

Frank and I are not the typical guests found inside the Burj Al Arab luxury hotel. Branded as the only hotel in the world to have a 7 star rating, the...

What to Expect When Visiting Dubai

Lisa Stentvedt | Posted 04.19.2016 | Travel
Lisa Stentvedt

I recently visited Dubai and the Emirates for the first time, and I was extremely excited. I'll say I was imagining a bit of a culture shock and I mus...

My Father's Tragedy And a New Hope For the UAE

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

I have been campaigning for my father's freedom for over 600 days. For over 600 days our family, human rights groups and the United Nations have been stressing that Salim Alaradi is innocent.

Nobel Lecture Series in Dubai

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact
Sriya Chakravarti

March 2016 was an eventful month. For the first time in the Arab region, the Nobel lecture series was conducted. It was produced by Nobel Media and the Nobel Museum in partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation and 3M.

Adam Afara: International Event Planner and Wedding Designer

Madinah James | Posted 03.25.2016 | Weddings
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Madinah James

Afara is a talented designer who specializes in wedding planning and creating imaginative sets, private party set ups, and innovative décor for several corporate events.

Where Do You Come From?

Gopi Kallayil | Posted 05.29.2016 | World
Gopi Kallayil

It may be time for the world to acknowledge that these questions are increasingly meaningless and "Human Being, Planet Earth" may be the only identifier that matters.

Airlines Squabble Over "Open Skies" Treaties

Richard Finger | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Richard Finger

A rift has occurred between the big three United States airlines -- United, American and Delta -- and the heavyweights from the Middle East -- Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

Goodbye, Mister Michael: You Cannot Be Replaced

Pranay Gupte | Posted 05.05.2015 | Media
Pranay Gupte

Patrick Michael is one of the greatest editors of his generation. And to the dismay of his fans, he will soon retire from Khaleej Times in Dubai -- after four decades of dedicated service to one of the most widely read English-language newspapers in the Middle East. Pushed out is more like it.

Bridging the East with the West: A Q&A with Khalaf Al Habtoor

Anna Shen | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Anna Shen

For a man who is one of the top billionaires in Dubai, Khalaf Al Habtoor should rest easy. He is one of the most respected businessmen in the United Arab Emirates, has become an international figure, and is self-made. But he has more work to do.

Sponsorship of FIFA: a new front in Gulf political rivalry

James Dorsey | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Lurking in the background of world soccer body FIFA's talks with Qatar Airways to replace its Dubai rival Emirates as a sponsor is the escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as a result of their divergent attitudes towards political Islam.

Gulf States and Their U.S. Critics Seek to Shape U.S. Perceptions on the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Both Qatar and the UAE have been in the firing line for their treatment of foreign workers who constitute a majority of their populations but operate under a sponsorship or kafala system that puts them at the mercy of their employers.

Dubai: Pearl of the Desert

Jay Tavare | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Jay Tavare

How does a nation go from living in the desert lands of the Arabian Peninsula, making a living as pearl merchants, to one of the most futuristic, opulent destinations on earth, in only 46 years? The answer is vision.

These 10 Photos Show One Way Dubai's Migrant Workers Spend Their Day Off

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

Take A Trip To Abu Dhabi and Dubai Without Ever Leaving Your Seat

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel

BEYOND - Memoirs In A Time Lapse from Beno Saradzic on Vimeo. If you haven't made it to the United Arab Emirates yet, there's no immediate need to ...

Qatar Labour Controversy Becomes Part of Gulf Dispute Over Muslim Brotherhood

James Dorsey | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar because of its support of the Muslim Brotherhood have expanded to exploit criticism of labour conditions in the Gulf state in advance of the 2022 World Cup.

Dubai: Jewel in the Emirates

Illeana Hoffman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel
Illeana Hoffman

What we found is something well beyond our range of knowledge, a place both inviting and gracious and even a bit outrageous in pockets in showings of wealth.

Dubai Comes of Age

Pranay Gupte | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Pranay Gupte

When I look out of windows, I always say to myself, "Dubai has arrived. Dubai has become the world's fastest city."

Korean Voices Make Waves on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

It is clear that under the shade of America's security umbrella in the Middle East, Koreans have been making strong inroads. Are there ways in which the United States, as a partner of Korea, might seek to benefit from those inroads, whether on the ground or over the airwaves?

Gulf States Line Up As Targets of Trade Unions and Human Rights Groups

James Dorsey | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Gulf states are lining up as targets for criticism by international trade unions and human rights groups for their treatment of foreign workers.

The Promise of Health Care Innovation in Djibouti

Ethan Chorin | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Ethan Chorin

Who will make sure the clinic and the outpost work properly, and coordinate between the Djiboutian Ministry of Health and USAID? Will this become a successful and exportable model for rural health care in Africa, or a white elephant?

A Thrilling Aerial View Of One Of The World's Most Luxurious Cities

editorial.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts

Russian photographer Vadim Makhorov loves to view the world from an extremely high vantage point. Traveling the globe with his thrill-seeking comra...