How Dubai and Abu Dhabi See the World Cup

July 15, 2021

With the Euros over, attention outside the UK is turning to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The focus in Britain, quite rightly, remains on the racist abuse directed at black members of the English football team and the extent to which the prime minister and the home secretary contribute to...

Elephants in the Desert

October 21, 2020

How the UAE’s Past Informs Its Future

April 08, 2016

The World Government Summit in Dubai showcased the tremendous growth of the UAE, the challenges it currently faces, and its plans to recapture its legacy of innovation in the sciences that goes back to the Islamic Golden Age. This year, Dubai played host to the 2016 World Government Summit,...

The Gulf: Foreign Workers’ Rights

January 02, 2014

Despite the spotlight on Qatar, foreign workers' conditions in the UAE are equally harsh. Gulf states are lining up as targets for criticism by international trade unions and human rights groups for their treatment of foreign workers. Qatar, long in the firing line after its winning bid to...