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WATCH: Protesters Drop Thousands In Fake Cash In The Guggenheim

Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts

Protesters dropped thousands of pieces of paper from the Guggenheim rotunda this weekend. Hyperallergic reports that 9,000 "1 percent" bills of a sati...

The Art of Healing with Art & Medicine: Dr. Iva Fattorini

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
One World with Deepak Chopra

As a doctor focused on international health, Dr. Iva Fattorini has had the opportunity to observe many patients from around the world and the ways in ...

Reinventing the Log: Why NYU Abu Dhabi Matters

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 03.24.2014 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

I don't mean to imply that NYU Abu Dhabi is a panacea. It is a new institution that has had a luxury that no existing college can have: starting from scratch and dreaming of what an undergraduate education should be in the 21st century.

The Policeman and the Journalist: A Mid-East Policy Dilemma

Joseph Braude | Posted 02.25.2014 | Media
Joseph Braude

The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention to the man who went on to investigate it: Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's long-serving chief of police.

7 Places You Should Visit in 2014

Budget Travel | Posted 02.20.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Is Brazil on your bucket list this year? How about Haiti? We've got the inside scoop on some surprising places you should visit this year.

Desolated Decadence: The Planet's Top Desert Retreats

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

Tired of overcrowded beach holidays and of the hustle and bustle of urban escapes? To really get away from it all, it might be time to journey into the earth's most formidable deserts.

John Kerry Set To Make 5th Asia Trip

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will begin a trip this week to China, South Korea...

'The Shawati' Interviews': Cinematic Pioneer Nawaf Al-Janahi

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Al-Janahi doesn't mince his words when it comes to the business and culture of filmmaking in the Emirates. He'd rather see great quality and professionalism than cater to the much-promoted attitude of nurturing everyone who tries, at the risk of undermining the true talents of Khaliji (Gulf) cinema.

'The Shawati' Interviews': When I Saw You Filmmaker Annemarie Jacir

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"Listen to your heart. If my films can touch one person and maybe give them the feeling that they don't have to be swallowed up by this world."

'The Shawati' Interviews': Filmmaker and Mentor Scandar Copti

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

One man who has been working extensively in both Doha and Abu Dhabi is Palestinian filmmaker Scandar Copti. I caught up with the filmmaker to interview him for my piece on cinema in the Gulf featured in Shawati' Abu Dhabi.

'The Shawati' Interviews': The Brain That Sings Filmmaker Amal Al-Agroobi

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.12.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Catching up with the beautiful, intelligent, insightful Al-Agroobi, as I did to interview her for Shawati' Abu Dhabi, is always a pleasure and her answers cut to the heart of the matter.

'The Shawati' Interviews': Emirati Filmmaker Khalid Al Mahmood

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Cinema in the Gulf, the Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and all the surrounding countries that make up this region, is here to stay. But more importantly, it's here to develop, mature, expand and one day, overtake all other world industries.

'The Shawati' Interviews': Wadjda Filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"It is easy to be pessimistic, and to feel like a victim, but we need films that inspire us to go out and change things for the better. We have plenty of tragedy in real life in this part of the world; we don't need films to reinforce an already pervasive sense of despair."

'The Shawati' Interviews': Producer Mohammed Al Turki

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Arab cinema has a humanity that connects deeply to its audiences, and year by year, is conquering fans all over the world. Perhaps it's because Arab films deal with women who look real, men who act real and stories that really get to the heart of the matter. As easily understood in Beirut, as in Berlin, Baltimore and Bombay.

The Best New Hotels of 2013 to Add to Your Travel Bucketlist

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

From the opening of America's first LEGOLAND resort to the introduction of the innovative "Instagram hotel," there's been a slew of amazing new accommodation options on offer for travellers to enjoy.

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.

'Eyes Wide Open, an Afghan Journey': Photos by Pia Torelli

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"My pictures show great devastation, but also many cheerful faces, especially those of children at schools. The reconstruction of many schools, above all, seems to give hope to the Afghan people."

All the World Is a Stage: Will the UAE Play a Part?

Dayna Steele | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Dayna Steele

There was one instance where I knew I had come dangerously close to crossing an invisible line. I innocently asked a question of the assembled tourists and international workers known as expatriates, or expats. The chill I felt was stunning, and I immediately realized what I had done.

Wrapping Up: 10th Dubai International Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I came away from DIFF a believer in this as a film festival with a vision of the future of film, from the standpoint of aesthetics, technology and business.

72 Hours in Dubai

Clint Johnston | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Clint Johnston

Dubai may be known for skyscrapers, shopping and fine dining, but there is a little something for everyone.

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Sunday, Dec. 8

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As a critic who regularly attends a couple of film festivals a year I average seeing four films a day and have been known to see as many as six in one day. So I have to admit I appreciate the more casual approach to scheduling at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Hotels That Make the Most of a Stellar Location

The Purple Passport | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
The Purple Passport

At these five prime properties around the globe, looking out your window (or stepping out of the lobby) means seeing not just a few city lights or some nice landscaping, but rather a national monument, an ancient marvel or a natural wonder.

The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council Summit: A Health Outlook

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Dr. Derek Yach

World Economic Forum, Summit on the Global Agenda 2013 - Abu Dhabi, November 18-20 2013 What can we expect from Abu Dhabi that will benefit dialogue...

The World in 50 Years - An Energy Perspective

Badr Jafar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Badr Jafar

If we are to succeed in seeing a less polluted, yet still prosperous, future, governments and societies alike must focus policy on promoting the fuels which strike the right balance between cost, scalability, efficiency, and environmental impact.

Finding One's Own Truth: Irrfan Khan at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Anyone who has ever been to India doesn't need me to explain the incredible, mystical vibe of this great country. But to those who have yet to journey there and experience its beauty, its undeniable magnetism, its incredible culture and its depth of spirituality, I suggest watching an Irrfan Khan film.