ALEXANDER MCNABB: Not one of the UAE’s tourist hotspots Umm Al Quwain has some unique pleasures and holds fond memories for us.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: My visit to the Abu Dhabi Book Fair caused me to muse on the issues of ‘localisation’ and the role that expats play in such a heavily skewed population
It is disturbing that the crisis in North Korea is moving forward with very little comment from the Arab world.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: It is disturbing that the crisis in North Korea is moving forward with very little comment from the Arab world.
JAMES DORSEY: A battle between Turkey and the states of the Arabian Gulf to be the de-facto sports hub of the Middle East is underway
Dubai World Expo 2020's latest video in its bid to hold the World Exhibition in 2020.
MidEastPosts.com is a firm supporter of bringing the Dubai World Expo 2020 to the region. We believe turning the world’s spotlight towards the Middle East is a way to challenge the many stereotypes that exist of its peoples, culture and ambitions.
If the UAE wants to continue to attract foreign investment, it will need to open up its corporate ownership structures. This is the way to create new jobs that can be taken up by the growing number of young UAE nationals.
MONDOWEISS: No wonder Binyamin Netanyahu was so keen to keep a lid on the story behind Ben Zygler. We still have a way to go with the story though
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s always fun ‘gazumping’ a world record announcement by New York. But there’s a little problem with Dubai’s new landmark
SHAAHIMA FAHIM: Discreet delivery via drivers impersonating policemen? What ever entered the minds of the Durex Arabia marketing team.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Israel has fallen 20 places in the Press Freedom Index. It now ranks below both Qatar and Kuwait. But is its ranking low enough?
Good times in the UAE, as the Gulf Country beats Iraq to take the Gulf Cup in 2013.
SARAH WALTON: How to savour the sensory delights of Dubai’s most famous hotel without paying $1,800 for a night. I have a cunning plan.
WAEL HMAIDAN, CGNEWS: The striking sight of people demonstrating in the street in Doha in favour of climate regulation is a sign of significant change
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The signs of growth are clearly evident. Could we be returning to the heady days of 2006-7?
SARAH WALTON: I’ve done the hard yards in the service industry so I feel entitled to comment on the appalling nature of service in restaurants here.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Genetically modified food is becoming a battleground between large U.S corporates and small states. The UAE is on the side of ‘right’.
ALEXANDER MCNABB:”…Advertising is all about lying. It’s what they do, constantly. What amazes me is how we put up with it, consigning it to the dump bin of background noise”
JUAN COLE: The Taliban are widely despised among the population of rural Pakistan. The biggest threat facing girls in this environment is a government that doesn’t care