United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Oil On Canvas? Art As Seen Through Black Gold

An art exhibition in Dubai depicts an alternative story of the Middle East, using oil as a starti...

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What You Hear Is What You Get: Sound As Subversive Art

Beirut-based contemporary artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan uses sounds to shine a light, so to speak, o...

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A Woman's Perspective On Divorce In The Arab World

More and more people in Muslim-majority countries are opting out of their marriages. And often it...

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Hip Hop Wannabes, All The Way In Abu Dhabi

-Essay- ABU DHABI — For many of us, hip hop has always been more than just another music genre, a passing trend or temporary lifestyle. It's a cultural movement with deep roots that ...

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Masdar City, Green Desert Paradise Or Disappointing Mirage?

The Solar Impulse flight aims to show that clean technologies exist. Masdar City, the plane's dep...

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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, ...

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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 ...