How Instagram’s ‘Rich Kids of Dubai’ spend their fortunes

July 14, 2017 12:52 pm0 comments
How Instagram’s ‘Rich Kids of Dubai’ spend their fortunes

Instagram’s Rich Kids of Dubai features those living in luxury in a city already known for its opulence. From unlimited shopping sprees in the world’s largest mall to decadent desserts served on the rooftop of one of the city’s many skyscrapers, here’s how the rich kids of Dubai are living the “Dubai […]

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A new island in the Mediterranean…just off Gaza

June 29, 2017 12:53 pm0 comments
A new island in the Mediterranean…just off Gaza

At first glance the video looks like a promotion for a luxury offshore development, a Dubai Palm-style project on the Mediterranean. Then it becomes clear it’s about Gaza and the future of the impoverished and fenced-in Palestinian enclave. To read more, click here. 

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Robot serves food at Multan pizzeria in Pakistan

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Robot serves food at Multan pizzeria in Pakistan

A pizzeria in Multan has suddenly become the focus of consumers’ attention, and not particularly because of aromas and tastes. The reason: a rob­otic waitress is wandering about the restaurant and serving food to the diners. To read more, click here. 

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Halal investment tool for Muslims lands a $5 million seed round

June 16, 2017 1:25 pm1 comment
Halal investment tool for Muslims lands a $5 million seed round

For religious Muslims looking to get started with investing, the options are limited. Average Muslim investors can’t afford the kind of nuanced advice that a high end financial advisor can provide, but they can’t just throw money at a random fund that might not be Sharia-compliant either. To read more, […]

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See the Sleek, Sand-Toned New Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech

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See the Sleek, Sand-Toned New Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech

In October 2017, two museums will open dedicated to the work of Yves Saint Laurent. The first will be housed in the historical couture house at 5 avenue Marceau, a hôtel particulier from the Second Empire where the French designer worked for almost 30 years and which is now being […]

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How the Louvre Abu Dhabi found light with French architect Jean Nouvel

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How the Louvre Abu Dhabi found light with French architect Jean Nouvel

When it opens, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be seen as a building where its ­architect, Jean Nouvel, has subordinated concrete and steel, glass and stone, and even the Gulf’s corrosive waters, to the deft control of the gentle play of light. To read more, click here. 

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Flying Cows to Qatar Is One Man’s Way to Beat the Saudis

June 12, 2017 4:21 pm0 comments
Flying Cows to Qatar Is One Man’s Way to Beat the Saudis

The showdown between Qatar and its neighbors has disrupted trade, split families and threatened to alter long-standing geopolitical alliances. It’s also prompted one Qatari businessman to fly 4,000 cows to the Gulf desert in an act of resistance and opportunity to fill the void left by a collapse in the supply of […]

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An Architectural First In The Region

June 2, 2017 3:01 pm0 comments
An Architectural First In The Region

With local figures such as Emirati commentator and patron Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi offering Sharjah Architecture tours for Art Dubai 2017 and creating a dedicated Instagram account, or 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale UAE Pavilion curator Yasser Elsheshtawy championing the unique architectural development of the United Arab Emirates, it should come as no […]

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Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as alternative to US

May 26, 2017 1:35 pm0 comments
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as alternative to US

As the potential for a US-Mexico trade war has accelerated under President Donald Trump, Mexican beef producers are looking for alternative foreign markets to the United States, which bought 94 percent of their exports worth nearly $1.6 billion last year. To read more, click here. 

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Oil won’t last forever, so Dubai is betting big on science and tech

May 19, 2017 1:46 pm0 comments
Oil won’t last forever, so Dubai is betting big on science and tech

Dubai drops away behind us, its ­comic-book skyline replaced by khaki sand dunes and the occasional wild camel. The first sign of the technological ambition we are about to see is a billboard: a 20-foot-tall ­portrait of Dubai’s ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ­Al Maktoum, rendered in a […]

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