News Analysis: Dubai Investors Fall for Niagara
NEWS ANALYSIS: Dubai likes a buffet, big ideas, and anything with the title “largest in the world”. No wonder mysterious Dubai based investors are ‘salivating’ over the Niagara Falls.
News Analysis: Yosri Fouda’s “Free Speech” Protest
NEWS ANALYSIS: The story behind prominent Egyptian political talk show host Yosri Fouda’s suspension of his programme indefinitely on Friday.
“When A Man Is Tired of The Palm He Is Tired of, Ah, Luxury Life”
JAMES MULLAN: It’s the so-called ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, it’s ‘Iconic’ but for some people The Palm simply doesn’t measure up.
‘100 Questions About Islam’: Who’s Asking?
KARA HADGE, MARC SCHEUER, CGNEWS: An initiative launched recently confronts many of the common misconceptions that are held by non-Muslims.
Saudi Students in Front-line of ‘Stereotype Battle’
CROSSROADS ARABIA: There are more than 40,000 Saudis studying at American universities. Each of them (bar the odd one or two) is playing a vital role in breaking down stereotypes.
Two Words Every Inspirational Teacher Deserves
JAMES MULLAN: A theme evolved during the sessions at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the debt every creative person owes inspirational teachers.
Dubai the Winner in a ‘Game’ of Regional Turmoil
JAMES MULLAN: The city of Dubai remains an island of opportunity for many in the Arab world, and troubles elsewhere only strengthen perceived virtues.
Meet Al Qaeda’s Greatest Nemesis – David Letterman!
JAMES MULLAN – American propaganda efforts in their so-called ‘War on Terror’ have been superseded by Hollywood. Are we surprised?
The Biggest Bonus of them all, & How to Spend it
JAMES MULLAN: The journalist was inspired. After he left I turned to the client to congratulate him on conducting such a wonderful interview. He was grim faced. ‘You know what this means, James? Slavery. There will be no place where you can escape work, no time when you will not be expected to work. It’ll be hell on earth for most people.’ Within two years the guru had retired from the IT business and embarked on a successful career as a rock musician.
‘If it bleeds, it leads’. Agendas, bias, ‘poppycutting’
The UAE finds itself in the international spotlight again – and for all of the wrong reasons. So why do the Western media ‘accentuate the negative’ and forget the positive when reporting events in the Arab world?
Frenemies, NBFs, Snatch Squads…
President throws stone, new ‘best friends forever’ hang out, Obama snubbed, ‘The Elders’ regional tour kicks off. A week is, indeed, a long time in Middle East politics
The number ’9? car plate could be worth much more than the 10m paid for it
10 million dirhams was paid last Saturday at auction in Abu Dhabi for the number 9 plate, but its value could be much more if the cash was put to good use.
World Cup jammers reveal lack of imagination
Standing in the midst of a group of embarrassed Dutch supporters enduring the final I would have been glad of any interruption or diversion…