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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!

Abdulaziz Sadeq Spearheads Kuwait's National Youth Project Media Campaign

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.27.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Kuwait's youth are hoping to steer the country in the right direction through participation in an advisory body tasked with helping to set official policies.

Oldest Natural Pearl In The World Unearthed

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

French researchers are flashing their pearly whites after a historic discovery: what's believed to be the oldest pearl in the history of the human wor...

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.

Views From Abu Dhabi: Part 1

Norma Kamali | Posted 08.06.2012 | Style
Norma Kamali

The one thing that became clear to me was that in this country where the median age is 30, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad encourages women to explore the many opportunities life can offer.

Political Islamists Arouse Suspicion in the UAE

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The movement that has swept most states in the region was initially built on social ideals that the political Islamists don't necessarily subscribe to, but joined under the understanding that "the end justifies the means."

The United Arab Emirates -– a Fertile Frontier for Financial Women

Anne Izzillo | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Anne Izzillo

American and Emirati business women are striving for the same goals: diversity on corporate boards, improved business operations and gender equality.

"Arab Media Outlook 2011-2015" Reports on Current, Future Regional Trends

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's become an annual must read to take the pulse of where they are, but this year's edition of "Arab Media Outlook 2011-2015" (AMO) goes further to s...

PHOTOS: A Different Side Of Dubai

Oneika Raymond | Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel
Oneika Raymond

We eyed them with empathetic fatigue -- they grunted under the weight of the boxes and sighed from exertion.

Iran Picks Awkward Time to Escalate Gulf Tensions

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Whereas the UAE has constantly strived to lessen the economic impact of the UN sanctions on the Iranian people and has repeatedly stated that it will not impose non-UN sanctions on its northern neighbor, Iran has shown very little goodwill towards the UAE or its Gulf neighbors.

Women Leaders of the Middle East: Clinical Research Pioneer Maha Al-Farhan

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Rahilla Zafar

Maha Al-Farhan is a pioneer in bringing clinical research to the Middle East. Her company, ClinArt International, conducts medical and clinical research at both the early and late phase.

American Muslim Alleges FBI Had A Hand In His Torture Overseas

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 04.17.2012 | Crime

Last June, while Yonas Fikre was visiting the United Arab Emirates, the Muslim American from Portland, Oregon was suddenly arrested and detained by E...

Free Trade Like Manna From Heaven for Middle East Entrepreneurs

James Doran | Posted 05.28.2012 | World
James Doran

The free-zone model should be given equal consideration by the new governments as they forge important new ties.

Prolegomena to the Dubai Art Fair

James Scarborough | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

What you can extract from Art Week is that, even if the global economy is turbulent, the market for contemporary art is bullish; it thrives. More significantly it shows art unfettered, quirky, and free to respond to the vicissitudes of life, as it has done, does, and always will do.

UAE Gay 'Cure' Video Removed from YouTube

Dan Littauer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dan Littauer

The video purported to be a "tutorial" showing how gays can be "cured" or "scrubbed clean" of their sexuality. The campaign highlighted the difficult issues that LGBT people face in the UAE, particularly LGBT youth.

WATCH: Activists Slam UAE's 'Straight Makeover' Video

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists have slammed a YouTube video produced in the United Arab Emirates which allegedly depic...

Bridging the Divide

James Zogby | Posted 03.29.2012 | World
James Zogby

There were times I felt as though this were a sort of Hogwart's Castle. But I came to realize that this wasn't the case. The students weren't magical, nor was the place. It was the opportunity for meeting and learning from each other that was the magic.

Masdar Visionary Tells The Untold Story

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Ziad Tassabehji has always been an entrepreneur at heart. Born in Lebanon and now living in the UK, Ziad started his first Internet company before there was even Internet in Dubai in 1995.

Another Visit to Oman

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.10.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There is truly no Eastern art or Western art or Asian art, etc. There is only art. And great art has the power to move us because great artists speak to us no matter what the language.

Report: Gay Kenyan Men Being Trafficked In Arab Gulf Sex Trade

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Kenya-based gay publication is shedding new light on the nation's clandestine gay and bisexual male population, menbers of which are being lured int...

WATCH: Magical, Gorgeous Projections Light Up Mosque

Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the United Arab Emirates National Day, a San Francisco creative agency called Obscura Digital created an insanely...

WATCH: Sunset And Sunrise Over Dubai

Posted 11.14.2011 | World

Ever wanted to spend a day in Dubai? Now you can skip the flight and beat the heat by watching a full day's time lapse of the city's skyline below. ...

Arab Monarchies: Surviving the Revolts

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

It is unclear what exact shape Arab constitutional monarchies will adopt, but what is clear is that more political power will be shifted to parliaments rather than individuals.

Poll: Syria's Growing Isolation Among Arabs

James Zogby | Posted 12.29.2011 | World
James Zogby

All sides must be wary of allowing this situation to continue. As gruesome as it has been to watch unarmed demonstrators being shot in the streets, it can get much worse. The conflict could further escalate into an all-out civil war.

How Urbanisation Is Changing Emirati Identity

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Abu Dhabi clearly realizes the danger of the disappearing UAE culture, and rather than battling globalization, Abu Dhabi is employing the strategy of using that unstoppable force to promote Emirati culture.