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Special Reports

Dubai’s strange history and stranger investors

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

The UAE sheikhdom was cobbled together by the British before they left the region in 1971...

News & Analysis

Tiny Qatar trying to act big on the global stage

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14312010-03-01

Even US President Barack Obama piped in with a video message telling the assembled crowd that he was serious about “engaging” the Muslim world, whatever that may mean...

Occupied Arab World

Dubai’s sand castles crumble amid credit crunch

Yusuf Abdullah

Muharram 04, 14302009-01-01

There was always something surreal about Dubai’s fantastic development plans. Skyscrapers were rising in the desert faster than anybody imagined was possible. While some wondered about such rapid growth, others marveled at the plucky Dubaians’ go-get attitude. Nothing was considered out of reach;

Occupied Arab World

The plight of migrant workers in Dubai and the UAE

Our Own Correspondent

Sha'ban 19, 14282007-09-01

The oil-rich countries in the Gulf region as a whole are well-known for employing and abusing huge numbers of foreign workers, who contribute to and sustain the boom in their economic, industrial and building development. Yet the international community (including the UN), press and broadcast media have ignored the plight of these workers even though in many cases they outnumber the indigenous populations.

Special Reports

Dubai protests highlight slave-like status of expatriate workers in the Middle East

Nasr Salem

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14272006-05-01

The construction of the world’s tallest building was disrupted in March when Asian expatriate workers rioted in protest at their working conditions. It was the latest of a series of protests. NASR SALEM discusses the plight of most foreign workers in the region.

Occupied Arab World

Damnation for sale at the Dubai Shopping Festival

A Contributor in Dubai

Muharram 18, 14232002-04-01

Twenty million dirhams required to make it “a world class event, the first of its kind in the Middle East, featuring live dances by world-renowned dance troupes from 5 continents, combined with a unique laser show, to be completed with the most well-choreographed fireworks display ever seen in this part of the world.”

Occupied Arab World

Prostitution racket in Dubai an affront to Islam’s holiest places

M.A. Shaikh

Sha'ban 01, 14181997-12-01

Several years after the collapse of communism, thousands of prostitutes are still flocking to Dubai, the trade centre of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from the countries of the former Soviet Union.

World

After Doha debacle, guarded optimism for Tehran summit

A Correspondent in Dubai

Sha'ban 01, 14181997-12-01

The failure of the fourth Middle East-North Africa (MENA) Economic Conference in Doha, Qatar (November 16-18), boycotted by most Arab countries despite strong US pressure to attend, has triggered guarded optimism that the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC)...

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