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  • The UAE’s purchase power

    The UAE’s purchase power

    How do the UAE’s wealthy residents spend their cash? All the glitz, fashion, and glamour of the Emirates is there for the taking – if you can afford it.

    May 17, 2010 5:52
  • Ten influential Arab Americans

    Ten influential Arab Americans

    Ever wondered what Steve Jobs and Paula Abdul have in common? Both are among the 3.5 million Americans who have Arab ancestry.

    May 2, 2010 4:42
  • Sneaky extra charges hit consumers

    Sneaky extra charges hit consumers

    Mideast businesses are imposing crafty additional fees in an attempt to recoup losses, making life more expensive for us all.

    April 23, 2010 9:03
 
  • Crisis? What crisis?

    Crisis? What crisis?

    The majority of consumers in Saudi Arabia say they weren’t affected by the financial downturn. But only 10% of people in the UAE feel the same way, according to a survey by Ipsos.

    April 21, 2010 5:26
  • Films that were – and weren’t – made in the UAE

    Films that were – and weren’t – made in the UAE

    City of Life, the UAE’s first homegrown feature, premieres this month. We take a look at other UAE-shot movies – and those that were banned from filming here by the authorities.

    April 9, 2010 5:27
  • Ten old-school Middle East websites

    Ten old-school Middle East websites

    Before we went all Web 2.0, the internet was an altogether less colorful place. Kipp checks out how things looked back in the ancient days of online (that is, circa 1996).

    April 8, 2010 4:36
 
  • Ten ridiculously expensive hotels

    Ten ridiculously expensive hotels

    SLIDESHOW: Got $28,000 burning a hole in your pocket? This is where you should go and stay.

    April 1, 2010 7:09
  • Top 10 arms buyers in the world

    Top 10 arms buyers in the world

    The UAE features fourth on the list compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which records the world’s biggest arms importers between 2005 and 2009.

    March 22, 2010 6:46
  • We want ‘democracy’

    We want ‘democracy’

    Democracy is the “most important priority” for the Arab youth, according to a recent survey. But some say this marks an urge for greater self-determination, rather than a change in the political regime.

    March 8, 2010 2:47
 
  • The best Arab cities 2010

    The best Arab cities 2010

    Saneou al Hadath magazine has compiled its annual list of the best cities in the Arab world. So which of these made number one?

    March 5, 2010 5:18
 
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