UAE in the news

The iconic Address Hotel catches fire on New Year’s Eve.

The son of the Sheikh of Dubai dies at 34.

UAE executes woman convicted of killing an American in an upscale Abu Dhabi mall.

Playwright Alex Broun plans to develop a locally sourced theater and opera program in Dubai, including open-air Shakespeare performances.

Flipboard page featuring stories from various sources about Dubai. Topics include business, culture and city-life.

Facebook rant lands US man in UAE jail.

The skyscraper known as “The Torch” catches fire in the Dubai Marina.

Google straps a street view camera on a camel’s hump to capture Liwa Desert

UAE’s first female fighter pilot led airstrike against ISIS

CNNGo highlights different areas of Dubai using a variety of tour guides.  Areas include Al Quoz, the creek, DIFC, downtown, Al Maha desert reserve and the Palm

Rihanna is asked to leave the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi when she poses for an unauthorized photo shoot

NPR interview with the author of the book, “The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper.”  In the interview, the author discusses the Burj Khalifa and the lack of sanitation infrastructure in Dubai.  

Tom Cruise’s Stunt on the Burj Khalifa for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Compelling pictures of laborers and other scenes in Dubai by photographer Ruben Reyes on The New York Times photography blog.

Lots of interesting stories and blog posts featured on a page dedicated to all things Dubai-related on The Huffington Post

New York Times article about artists threatening to boycott new Guggenheim museum in Abu Dhabi if worker conditions do not improve

Video clips of architects discussing their work in various projects in Abu Dhabi and across the GCC

Ads for H&M featuring famous model are digitally remastered for Dubai market to make them more conservative

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