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Overhyped Products: Dubai

Minyanville | Minyanville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

              Once upon a time Dubai existed as a vast desert of nothingness inhabited by...

Unconventional Wisdom on Dubai

Jennifer Nix | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jennifer Nix

A new book, City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism paints a very different picture of the events and politics leading up to the nixing of the Dubai ports deal.

Dubai building collapse documented via Twitter | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A high-rise building under construction collapsed in Dubai on Sunday afternoon, though there were no immediate reports of casualties, per the Emirates...

I Don't Want to Cause a Diplomatic Incident, But...

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

Allowing red passport-holders to walk freely through UAE baggage controls must stop, and there must be more scrutiny. My diplomatic peers don't mind having their bags checked through a scanner, neither do I, and nor should anyone with nothing to hide.

Watch Earth Disappear In Time-Lapse Videos

Wired, NASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This is a big week for viewing the effects of humanity on Earth from above -- in addition to a documentary film coming out this Friday, Wired has used...

Sharjah's Steady Pace Is Showing Its Strength

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Perhaps the biggest asset that Sharjah holds is the leadership of Dr Sheikh Sultan, whose vision continues to shape this cultural oasis of the Gulf.

A Rich Man Learns Dubai is Not the Place to Commit a Crime

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

In Dubai, crime doesn't pay.

My Post About Dubai Is Now Banned In The City

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The Dubai authorities have decreed that my expose of the city must not be read. I've also been told that if I go back, I'll be arrested or turned away at the airport. Proves my point, no?

Suzanne Tamim Slaying: Egyptian Tycoon Gets Death

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Suzanne Tamim shot to fame in an "American Idol"-style TV show, a green-eyed Lebanese beauty whose pop songs about love's agony mirrored...

Pop star's murder revealed - where you might least expect

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim was found slain in her apartment in Dubai in July. Hisham Talaat Moustafa, a real estate mogul, has been ...

Weatherford Earnings Per Share Down 40% in Quarter | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Oilfield service company Halliburton Co (HAL N) posted a drop in quarterly profit on Monday, hit by declining spending by energy producers, and warned...

Camel Cloned In Dubai

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday claimed its own version of Dolly the sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, after the birth of a cloned camel in ...

Camel Cloned In Dubai

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A scientist says the world's first cloned camel has been produced in the desert emirate of Dubai. Nisar Ahmad Wani...

In Search of a Model Muslim State

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Parvez Ahmed

A "model Muslim state" at the bare minimum must embody Islam's normative ethics.

The Dark Side Of Dubai

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Once the manic burst of building has stopped and the whirlwind has slowed, the secrets of Dubai are slowly seeping out.

Spitting In Dubai Could Get You Deported

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Be warned: Spitting here could get you deported. We're not talking just any kind of spit. In this case, it's the ...