The Craziest Skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi

March 21, 2017 1:09 pm1 comment
The Craziest Skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s neighbor city (and occasional rival) Dubai may boast some of the world’s tallest buildings, but the Emirati capital’s own skyline is no small feat. While it certainly lays claim to some height of its own, the city’s real achievement lies in the visual beauty and engineering ingenuity of […]

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Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

March 10, 2017 1:44 pm1 comment
Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

From Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah, a Lebanese-born American serial inventor, to Ahmed Zewail, the 1999 Nobel laureate in chemistry, to Farouk El-Baz, a NASA and MIT scientist who helped plan the Apollo landing, to Elias A. Zerhouni, the 15th director of the National Institutes of Health, Arab immigrants have made major contributions to American […]

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Saudi Arabia is all set for the world’s biggest IPO: Here are the vital stats

March 3, 2017 3:39 pm1 comment
Saudi Arabia is all set for the world’s biggest IPO: Here are the vital stats

Saudi Arabia is going to break a Chinese record. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, a Chinese Internet retailer, raised $25 billion in 2014, which made it the biggest IPO of the world. Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, is preparing for an IPO next year that would beat […]

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9 Stunning Photos of the Newly Opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

February 24, 2017 11:06 am1 comment
9 Stunning Photos of the Newly Opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The newly opened museum is located in the heart of Al Fustat, housing between its walls 50,000 artifacts and the ancient natural lake of Ain Basira. To read more, click here. 

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Flying cars ‘set to launch in Dubai this summer’

February 17, 2017 1:19 pm0 comments
Flying cars ‘set to launch in Dubai this summer’

Flying cars have long been the stuff of an imagined sci-fi future — but the technology is real and is set for launch in Dubai as early as July, it emerged on Monday. The city’s transport boss, speaking at the World Government Summit (WGS), played a video showing an autonomous […]

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Grad student melds Arab, Hollywood culture through filmmaking

February 10, 2017 2:23 pm1 comment
Grad student melds Arab, Hollywood culture through filmmaking

Hanadi Elyan works in Melnitz Hall on an original short film, but about 8,400 miles away in the United Arab Emirates, filmmakers hired by her roll out film projects for her clients. Elyan, a graduate student at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, founded Reel Arab Productions with her husband, […]

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Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Create a Wandering Band of Excellent Scientists

February 3, 2017 3:43 pm1 comment
Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Create a Wandering Band of Excellent Scientists

Dr. Sadjad Riadi always knew he would leave Iran. His parents, both scientists and both part of the panicked “brain drain” that sucked scholars out of Tehran after the Iranian Revolution, moved to Japan to pursue graduate degrees when he was only three years old. They stayed there for seven […]

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Meet the Arabs Who Say Trump Will Make the Middle East Great Again

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Meet the Arabs Who Say Trump Will Make the Middle East Great Again

Roy Tohme has high hopes for the presidency of Donald Trump. The Lebanese lawyer, 31, says Trump and his policies on the Middle East have been misrepresented and misunderstood. To read more, click here. 

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India’s millennials are changing the way the gold-crazy country buys jewelry

January 27, 2017 2:14 pm0 comments
India’s millennials are changing the way the gold-crazy country buys jewelry

Millennials in the world’s second-largest gold market aren’t buying it the way their parents did. A demographic shift sweeping urban India is beginning to show on purchase patterns in a country that buys 663 tonnes—second only to China’s 700-750 tonnes—of the yellow metal annually, a January report by the World […]

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UAE Minister and clerics say monastery site in Abu Dhabi is a lesson in tolerance for all

January 20, 2017 2:36 pm2 comments
UAE Minister and clerics say monastery site in Abu Dhabi is a lesson in tolerance for all

More than 30 Christian leaders held prayers at the site of a 7th century monastery on Abu Dhabi’s Sir Bani Yas Island during a landmark visit sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and the National Program for Tolerance. The recitation of the Lord’s Prayer by Christian leaders, including […]

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