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Cutting Edge: Dubai Unveils World’s First 3D-printed Office Building

This week, the world’s first 3D-printed office building opened in the United Arab Emirates. The innovative building was presented by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of Dubai.

Dubai announces $270 million canal project with homes, shops

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Officials in Dubai have announced a new, $270-million project to build homes and shops along part of the under-construction Dubai canal. The project called Marasi Business Bay will be built by Dubai Holding, a conglomerate controlled by the emirate’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Dubai Holding said […]

Could UAE solar push lead a trend for the Gulf?

DUBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the Gulf states take steps to expand their use of clean energy, a bold plan by the United Arab Emirates to boost its use of renewable electricity from less than 1 percent to 24 percent in the next five years could be a game-changer for the region, experts say.

Official: Iran to try to ‘speed up’ held Lebanese man’s case

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry says his government “will try to speed up” a case involving a detained U.S. permanent resident accused by state-run media of being a spy. Hossein Jaberi Ansari’s comments are about Lebanese citizen Nizar Zakka. Zakka disappeared in Tehran in September after attending a […]

Abu Dhabi's Oasis Eco Resort: All the Sustainability & No Fun?

Sure, the new Oasis Eco Resort in Abu Dhabi looks cool, but what the heck are you supposed to do there for fun? The proposed development in the Liwa region of the United Arab Emirates is slated to open in 2020 and is being touted as “one of the g... via JustLuxe.com

Floating home marks return to Dubai's man-made World islands

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Surrounded by 300 deserted man-made islands, Dubai's newest real-estate wonder has all the amenities of a luxury hotel — plus views of the bottom of the sea. Dubai is already home to the world's tallest building, an indoor ski slope and man-made islands viewable from space. [...]Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia, UAE Establish Council to Boost Relations, Cooperation

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement on creating a joint council to strengthen cooperation and boost relations between the two countries, local media reported.

The Butterfly Pavilion Emulates Rainforest in the Arab Emirate

Designed by German studio 3deluxe the ornamental Butterfly Pavillon located on Noor Island in the Arab Emirate Sharjah is the first in a series of attractions being built as a part of a roughly six acre transmedia landscape park.  The...Show More Summary

Voice Recorder From Crashed Flydubai Plane Has Now Been Transcripted

According to reports, Interstate Aviation Committee had completed, together with the United Arab Emirates and the United States, transcribing the voice recorder from Flydubai's Flight 981 which crashed in Russia's Rostov-on-Don.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Orders $20Mln Investment in Yemen’s Business

The prince of Abu Dhabi ordered to allocate $20 million in investment to Yemen’s small and medium business, United Arab Emirates (UAE) media reported Sunday.

Military Aircraft Crash Kills 2 in UAE

A military aircraft crashed Sunday in the United Arab Emirates, killing two, local media reported.

Fake mountains to make rain? It’s last-gasp geoengineering

That a desert nation such as the United Arab Emirates should even think about building a mountain to make it rain is a sign of desperate times, says Jamais Cascio  

UK to Create International Anti-Corruption Innovation Hub

The United Kingdom will create a so-called anti-corruption innovation hub with the possible participation of several other countries, including France and the United Arab Emirates, the UK government said Thursday.

An Iranian Artist Who Found a Form of Resistance in Nature

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — For the renegade Iranian artist Farideh Lashai, landscape painting became a reflexive gesture to experiment with new forms and animated methods.

Two Lebanese Artists Reconstruct an Annihilated History

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — The show looks to answer the questions: How can we produce memory out of situations in which history has been annihilated? How can archeologists reconstruct sites in-situ where all the elements have gone missing?

Estonia Offers Virtual Government E-Residency To Anyone

If the United Arab Emirates has a minister for happiness (and it does), then why can’t a country have a CIO? Taavi Kotka sees no reason why and he has been chief information officer for the Estonian government since 2013. Kotka is working...Show More Summary

Masdar City in Masdar City, United Arab Emirates

In recognition of climate change being one of the most dangerous threats to humanity on Planet Earth, a company in the United Arab Emirates called “Masdar” (nicknamed the “ Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company”) planned in 2006 to construct a 100% green city. Show More Summary

The United Arab Emirates Plans to Build a Mountain and Control the Weather

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Artificial mountains are possible. Controlling the weather … well, that’s a little harder.

Travel to the United Arab Emirates – Episode 513

Hear about travel to United Arab Emirates as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer Zora O’Neill about her recent trip to these small states on the Persian / Arabian Gulf. Zora […] The post Travel to the United Arab Emirates – Episode...Show More Summary

US Military Team Heads to Yemen to Help in the Fight Against al-Qaeda

The US military announced Friday the deployment of a small contingent of armed forces on the ground in Yemen to offer intelligence support in the United Arab Emirate's fight for the port city of Al Mukalla, against an al-Qaeda offshoot extremist group.

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