United Arab Emirates

business-finance

Another Dubai Superlative: Inside The New No. 1 International Airport

Located in the middle of the desert, DXB airport now surpasses London's Heathrow in international travelers. Part museum, part high-end shopping gallery, it's a global wonder.

smarter-cities

Masdar City, Green Desert Paradise Or Disappointing Mirage?

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Assault On Boko Haram, Nemtsov Suspects, Solar Plane

ISIS CALIPHATE CRUMBLINGAs Iraqi......

culture-society

Louvre Abu Dhabi, A French Museum Rising In The Desert

ABU DHABI — The indefatigable Jean Nouvel, 69, can be proud of his project. For that matter, he is. The star French architect shakes hands, hugs, takes i......

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Solar City

A stones’s throw away from Abu Dhabi, Masdar City relies entirely on solar energy and other renewable sources, with a zero waste ecology. Construction began here in 2008 and the fi......

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Monkeys And Vodka: Clubbing in Dubai

A chic nightclub in the glittering, moneyed Gulf city of Dubai, has found itself in very hot water for allowing a monkey onto its premises. The concern? Animal abuse. Photos showed the mo......

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Western Culture In Abu Dhabi Breeds Exploited Workers

-Commentary- For years, major sporting events have been hosted in the superbly wealthy Gulf States. Now, renowned Western cultural institutions are following......

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Fishermen, Bullfights And The Emirates' Economic Boom

FUJAIRAH — Once they’ve finished, the fishermen of Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates, drag their boats up onto the beach, sit in the shade to m......