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Dazzling Dubai

Peggy Goldman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Fifty or so years ago, no one would have believed that the most lavish, luxurious, futuristic city in the world would be built, practically from scratch, surrounded by the desert.

Dubai, Media and the 21st Century

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 09.23.2012 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The 15-hour flight from Atlanta to Dubai offers plenty of time to prepare for a stay in the United Arab Emirates. This was my first trip to Dubai City, which has a rich history and a forward approach to economic development.

Asleep in Oman, Dreaming Dubai

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

During a trip to Oman I learned something about the consequences of Dubai's development appetite, namely that it extends beyond its own borders.

Deira Modern, Notes on Dubai

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Todd Reisz

Deira is often referred to as "Old Dubai," a generalization that only describes a stop on the Dubai visitor's course. To see a gold souk, a fish market. To take an abra ride for no reason other than to take an abra ride.

What We Can Learn From Abu Dhabi's Soft Diplomacy

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The United Arab Emirates is proof plenty that regardless of demographic size, soft diplomacy can be an effective tool in achieving an emerging country's goals and aspirations.

Enterprise Is a State of Mind

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hisham Wyne

If there was one common narrative within the intermingling stories of success and failure narrated at the recent Celebration of Entrepreneurship 2010 ...

Rank My City: The Singles Charts of the City-Building Business

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

It is often the cities not making the ranks that can be the most lively and exciting, even if their cafes still use white plastic chairs and the streets aren't pedestrianized.

Dublin expels Israeli diplomat

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Irish government has expelled an Israeli diplomat in protest at the use of forged passports in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai in ...

Abu Dubai: A City Never Founded Yet Meant to Be

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

Abu Dhabi and Dubai, two Emirati cities separated by only 120 km of highway, seem to be simultaneously competing and yet prepared to help each other out.

Qatar's Bid for World Cup 2022: To Build a Nation or a Region?

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

In stark contrast to the US' coast-to-coast approach, Qatar proposes that every match of the 2022 World Cup will be played within an hour's drive from any other. This would be an advantage for both the players and the fans.

The lobbyists are here and it's time we knew why

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Whether we like it or not, lobbyists are about to become more prevalent in the United Arab Emirates. So, should the UAE look into establishing a law to govern these lobbying associations?

A Balanced UAE Federal Budget Benefits Us All

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Various Emirates must understand that what they invest in the United Arab Emirates federation will only be multiplied in the most positive sense in terms of the value created by federal expenditures.

Dubai Briton Faces Jail Over 'Middle Finger Salute'

Telegraph | Richard Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A British expatriate in Dubai is facing jail and deportation after being accused of making a single-finger gesture in an argument....

"Routine Maintainence" in Dubai

Sophie Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sophie Schmidt

I've now been in Dubai long enough to chuckle at the disparity between "routine maintenance" and "near-catastrophic engineering failure." My recent trip to the Dubai Mall was the latest instance.

That's Not "A Bingo!": UK Apologizes for Using Fake IDs During Inglourious Basterds Mission to Kill Nazi SS Chief

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

The British Government has issued a profuse apology to the German and Slovakian governments that two of Britain's special operatives during World War II used fake IDs in their successful mission to assassinate a Nazi SS chief.

A Mossad Killing in Dubai

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

The assassination of Hamas Commander Mahmoud al Mabhouh: Israel's disregard for international boundaries may hinder the carte blanche it considers its birthright.

Diplomatic Insanity: Ludicrous Displays From Dubai to Iran

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

After Iran's and Israel's tourism ministers reportedly shook hands, the Iranian tourism ministry issued a statement that the alleged handshake was "an ugly and false rumor."

Top 8 Skyscrapers That Will Push the Limits of Design

Hearst Communications | Hearst Communications | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai climbed higher than any other previous structure ever built this month. But architects won't rest there. Here are eight buil...

Abu Dhabi's Dubai Bailout $5 Billion Less Than Previously Thought

Reuters | Amran Abocar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DUBAI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi's $10 billion December bailout to Dubai included $5 billion already committed by two banks controlled by the emirate, sign...

Books: 'City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism,' the latest on the Berlin airlift and more | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In-depth looks at Dubai, World II history and a memoir....

Video: Dubai's Impact on Dollar

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Why Dubai's debt issue will artificially inflate the dollar, with Tim Smalls, Execution LLC. (CNBC)CNBC - Business - Financial Services - Financial P...

Video: Dubai Debt Crisis

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CNBC's David Faber discusses the Dubai government's call for restructuring debt and the risk in the markets. (CNBC)David Faber - CNBC - Government - ...

Dubai economy in tatters, but shopping malls still crowded

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home


Dubai debt shock knocks £14bn off bank shares

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dubai was the poster child of the economic boom: a world of unimaginable luxury, impossibly tall towers, and islands shaped like palm trees. This week...

Tracking the Dollar Index Into a Correction

Minyanville | Minyanville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yesterday's Notable Technical DevelopmentsStocks put in a modest up day on average volume as downward pressure on the US Dollar overcame nervousness a...