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Gulf Canvases: May The Brushstrokes We Take, Light the Way

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Sarah Elzeini

For decades in the Middle East, art has been frequently divorced from the public scene. But for the first time in a long while, the arts seem to be getting more eclectic and freer.

Emirates' To Begin World's Longest Commercial Flight

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel

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Chuck Schumer's Position on Iran Is Reckless

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Opponents of the Iran deal have been unable to produce a viable alternative. That is because there really are no alternatives left. Should the Iran deal collapse under the weight of spoilers like Schumer, Iran will get a nuclear weapon. And once Iran achieves and announces that capability to the world, no expert will be able to foresee the consequences.

We Need Honesty in the Gulf Airline Subsidy Debate

Rob Britton | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

I've worked in and around the airline business for 31 years. I have witnessed firsthand how fair competition drives down prices and makes airlines nimble and more efficient.

United Arab Emirates Launches Airstrikes From Jordan Against ISIS

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 04.12.2015 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — United Arab Emirates fighter planes roared out of an air base in Jordan on Tuesday to pound Islamic State militan...

The Berlinale Diaries: Opening Night and Why Cinema Can Heal the World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'm all for films, as Jafar Panahi says in his latest Taxi, showing here in Berlinale: "All films are worth watching; it just depends on your taste." But perhaps I wish, deep down inside, as a human being, that our collective taste was just more about peace and love. Without so much blood, so many guns.

Five Perfect New Year's Lessons I Learned from Lee Daniels in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Just in time for the ideal reflections on the new year ahead, I sat down with filmmaker Lee Daniels on a terrace overlooking the splendid Arabian Gulf during the recent Dubai International Film Festival.

The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: Lee Daniels Has Been Brainwashed, Virginia Madsen Is a Super Heroine and Ahd a Real Saudi Woman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Out of the Ordinary as a film may end up being misunderstood, but I believe strongly in its message of love being the one emotion that has the power to make us a little bit magical.

Best of Abu Dhabi: Learning the Games People Play Through The Narcicyst's Rise

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The talented, charismatic, popular Iraqi-Canadian rapper named The Narcicyst first appeared on my cultural radar in 2009 when I watched City of Life. In his latest short film, a senses-overload experience titled Rise, Alsalman explores his roots and his ability to step away to comment on them.

The Abu Dhabi Diaries: Making the Impossible Possible, for Great World Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

After all is said and done, the movie screenings finished, the red carpets rolled away and the party venues dismantled, what should a film festival leave a cinema lover with?

The Abu Dhabi Diaries: From A to B, With Great Arab Cinema in Between

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This year, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival feels extra special.

The Abu Dhabi Diaries: Can a Film Festival Help Us Overcome Misconceptions, Conflicts and Stereotypes?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This wondrous season of endless possibilities kicks off with the Abu Dhabi Film Festival where, from October 23rd to the 1st of November, it's time once again for some magnificent movie watching, some life-changing interviews and the all around welcoming atmosphere of my favorite region in the world.

Emirates Airlines Flight Attendants Reveal Just How Much Goes Into Their In-Flight Look

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Style

While the airline industry has evolved past the harsh beauty standards once placed on female flight attendants, the profession still requires employee...

Richard's Picks: The 8 Great Airlines for 2015

Richard Bangs | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Yes, one lone travel warrior can hardly contest with the crowd-sourcing data we've come to expect and rely upon with the likes of TripAdvisor, Yelp ...

Daughters of the Desert: Emirati Women

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Since moving back to the Emirates in 2010, I've also been fortunate to work with charming Emirati professionals who are amongst the most devoted and committed nationals filled with enthusiasm and an insatiable appetite to follow their leaders on the trail towards triumph in so many sectors and scenes.

Unveiled: The Secret Perks of Flying First Class

Cheapflights | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Our team of travel experts looked through, tested, photographed and rated 48 economy, business and first-class kits from 27 of the world's leading airlines to reveal the "secrets of the VIP experience."

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.

Abu Dhabi -- Grand Mosque in Rhianna's Wake

Illeana Hoffman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Illeana Hoffman

We thought we were careful in choosing our attire, intending to show only the utmost respect, but that was based upon the pre-Rhianna world.

The New Jet Age Has Arrived

Vanity Fair | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel

I join the stream of travelers transferring from the concourse to a shining new aircraft, around 400 boarding on the lower level into economy class an...

'Portrait Chinois': Getting to Know Abu Dhabi Film Fest Director Ali Al-Jabri

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I knew behind Emirati filmmaker and actor Ali Al-Jabri's public persona, always interested, incredibly humble and so wonderfully representative of great Emirati culture, there was a special story. If only I could get him to open up.

Wisdom From the Chairman: What I Learned From Abdulhamid Juma in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Sitting in conversation with Abdulhamid Juma, the Chairman of both the Dubai International Film Festival and the Gulf Film Festival, is a film-lover's dream come true. It's unique to find a perfect businessman who also possesses an infectious passion for cinema.

Etihad Makes Big Promise in Global TV Ad Campaign

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I have learned elsewhere in the world there are airlines that people love, Love, LOVE. Both Emirates and Etihad Airways based in nearby Abu Dhabi are two such carriers. That's what makes Etihad's new television commercial so interesting.

International Corporate Volunteering: Rapidly Growing Trend to Advance People, Planet, Profits

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Alice Korngold

The best way for companies to design and implement global pro bono programs that maximize the benefits of their ICV programs is through partnerships and collaboration.

PHOTOS: An Outlandish Brunch In Dubai

Departures Magazine | Posted 04.11.2013 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Madinat Jumeirah's weekly blowout may seem over the top, but Dubai's brunch scene is, generally, not for the faint of heart.

A Look Back At Aviation In 2012

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.04.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

There's no better way to see the ebb and flow in the world of aviation than to go back and review the events of the past year. As I look at what I saw fit to write about in 2012, I appreciate the unconventional approach some airlines have taken in response to the rapid changes in the industry.