Tag: Dubai

How Dubai and Abu Dhabi See the World Cup

How Dubai and Abu Dhabi See the World Cup

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...

Why Is Dubai So Rich?

Why Is Dubai So Rich?

Home to the tallest building in the world, Dubai has made a name for itself globally as a business, finance and tourism hub. CNBC looks at how it became so rich.

UAE Attracts AI Investment Due to Flexibility

UAE Attracts AI Investment Due to Flexibility

As the AI industry develops, it is without a doubt that the United Arab Emirates will continue to make tech headlines. Pragmatic countries eying long-term economic sustainability know they must invest in technology amid an expected explosion of artificial intelligence (AI). According to a report...

Defining Casablanca’s Modern City Brand

Defining Casablanca’s Modern City Brand

The economic powerhouse of Morocco's Casablanca is light years away from the image created in a Hollywood studio 70 years ago. Our story starts in 1942 with Europe in the midst of war. We find ourselves in the dusty North African outpost of Casablanca, where a motley assortment of refugees,...

How the UAE’s Past Informs Its Future

How the UAE’s Past Informs Its Future

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,...

Dubai Holds Powerful Lessons For Nigeria

Dubai Holds Powerful Lessons For Nigeria

With Dubai’s example in mind, Nigeria must diversify its economy so its people see the benefits. As Nigerians prepare for a presidential election amid a Boko Haram insurgency, the question remains: What about the economy? With falling oil prices, a depreciating foreign reserve and a plunge in...

The Kurdish Cause: Pragmatism and New Opportunities

The Kurdish Cause: Pragmatism and New Opportunities

Inner-Kurdish relations are complex and have the potential to damage the overall Kurdish cause.  The civil war in Syria has opened new windows of opportunity for the Kurdish cause. After decades of nationalist struggle in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, the Syrian conflict may redistribute the...

The Gulf: Foreign Workers’ Rights

The Gulf: Foreign Workers’ Rights

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...

The Abaya in the Boardroom

The Abaya in the Boardroom

With strong role models and new opportunities, Arab women are making their mark in big business. By Jane Williams “I’m a serious private equity professional and not just a woman in finance.” At 26, Haif Zamzam, is senior analyst for Masdar Capital, the private equity arm of the...

Dubai: The Global Village

Dubai: The Global Village

The ruler of the Emirate of Dubai has created a model city — a near fantasy land that rightly features many aspects of a global village. Calling Dubai a miracle in its current unique example of an open and modern international city, would not be too far-fetched. The transformation of the...

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