Added on 16/02/2013
Dubai , United Arab Emirates
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
Added on 07/02/2013
IT , Technology , touchpad , Twitter
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Oh yes, you might think it’s simple – turn off the touchpad button perhaps. My odyssey through user support says otherwise
Added on 28/01/2013
Asia , Dubai , Emirates of the United Arab Emirates , Geography of Asia , Hospitality/Recreation , Persian Gulf , Sharjah , United Kingdom
ALEXANDER MCNABB: You can keep your super-malls and your skyscrapers. The back street souks of Sharjah do me fine, thanks all the same.
Added on 25/01/2013
Asia , Bus , Dubai , Emirates of the United Arab Emirates , family day , Geography of Asia , Hospitality/Recreation , Sharjah , Sharjah desert , Sharjah's Investment and Development Authority , Tour bus service
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Oh yes, I can feel the smirks already forming on those Dubai-dwelling faces. But, honestly, there’s a lot to see in Sharjah
Added on 19/01/2013
Blog , Computing , Google Inc. , Internet , Internet culture , Technology
ALEXANDER MCNABB: There I was – gone, an-ex blogger, deleted, an online non-entity. It was the ultimate social media, Kafka-esque nightmare.
Added on 13/01/2013
Abu Dhabi , Dubai , Middle East , Sarah Malki , The Shelter
ALEXANDER MCNABB: They’ve surpassed themselves this time. The Shahib Brothers know what it is to create brilliantly executed art/workspaces.
Added on 11/12/2012
Dubai , Energy , Google+ , IBM , IPad , UAE
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s always a significant moment when you bid goodbye to a piece of technology that’s been a part of your life.
Added on 05/12/2012
Dubai , Economy , free and open Internet , Google+ , Telecommunications , United Nations
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Sit back, contribute nothing and tax the innovative. Yes, the ITU proposals are an attractive proposition.
Added on 21/11/2012
Abu Dhabi , Dubai , Economy , Port Rashid , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The signs of growth are clearly evident. Could we be returning to the heady days of 2006-7?
Added on 12/11/2012
Canada , Economy , European Union , Food and Drink , UAE , UAE’s Federal National Council , United Arab Emirates , United States , WAM
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’.
Added on 06/11/2012
Adobe , Technology
ALEXANDER MCNABB: I know it shouldn’t annoy me. I’ve been here long enough. I know how things work. Or don’t. But I couldn’t help the fury rising.
Added on 21/10/2012
Beirut , Journalism , Lebanon , Reuters , Social Media , Twitter , United Kingdom
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s the first time I’ve witnessed the so-called established media diving head first into the social media whirl. It sets a dangerous precedent.
Added on 17/10/2012
Advertising , BMW , HSBC , PR , Public Relations , United Arab Emirates
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”
Added on 08/10/2012
Abu Dhabi , Amazon , Beirut , Censorship , Dubai , IPad , Journalism , Lawrence of Arabia , Middle East , The Abu Dhabi Film Festival , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MC NABB: My recent experience of being, ah, ‘moderated’ is a far cry from my experiences over the past 25 years
Added on 19/09/2012
Egypt , Google+ , India , Indonesia , Innocence of Muslims , Islam , Libya , Malaysia , Telecommunications , Telecommunications Regulatory Authority , UAE , United Arab Emirates , YouTube
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Internet users in the UAE will not be able to see ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ and see for themselves what a foul work it is.
Added on 13/09/2012
Cartoonist , Gulf News , Internet freedom , Jordan , Matthew Teller , Ministry of Information , press law , publications law , The National
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The vote was carried by 69 attending parliamentarians, with a significant number walking out in protest.
Added on 10/09/2012
Etisalat , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: If you don’t register your SIM card, you’re going to have your line cancelled. It’s part of the slightly obtuse campaign, ‘My number, my identity’.
Added on 03/09/2012
Aleppo , Amman , Beirut , Cairo , CNN , Iran , Iraq , Kuwait , Middle East , Syria , United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
ALEXANDER MCNABB: As a long term resident in the Middle East you become used to seeing favourite places under bombardment
Added on 30/08/2012
Amman , Editor-in-Chief , Jordan , Media law , Print media , Social Media
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Jordan’s smart and technically capable young people deserve better than muckle-headed legislation hewn from granite by politicians.
Added on 21/07/2012
Abu Dhabi , Dubai , Emirates Palace Hotel , Facebook , insurance , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MCNABB: She is lying in Rashid Hospital on a ventilator four years after she was injured in the Emirates Palace Hotel. Desperate times for Natalie and her family