Editor’s note: Asia Media Staff writer Latifah RahmDel is visiting the United States this month – on holiday from United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, where she is a student. She files this from New York: “Being an Arab in the States during the Olympic Games is…Full Article ARABS AND THE OLYMPICS: Serious Mixed Feelings about So-Called Saudi ‘Progress’
EXCLUSIVE TO KHALEEJ TIMES It was quite the educational experience. On an early June afternoon in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak al Nahayan sat down with a few students in the spacious Majlis room of his palace in Abu Dhabi. The lucky but nervous young women were enrolled at United Arab…Full Article UNPRECEDENTED INTERVIEW BY UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH H.E. SHEIKH NAHAYAN MABARAK AL NAHAYAN
Despite the hectic weeks of the final examination period, the auditorium was quite full. The audience members were handed small brown envelopes as they entered the theater venue, the purpose of which was to be discovered at the end of the play. And so the night of June 13 started…Full Article IN REVIEW: In the United Arab Emirates — All Eyes are on O … B … E ….Y — the Envelope, Please!
Must differing civilizations clash? Or can they sometimes combine to harmonious effect? The late Harvard Prof. Samuel Huntington took a dim view of the future with his provocative and possibly predictive “Clash of Civilizations.” The 1996 book posited a gloomy post- Cold War geopolitical world in which the Islamic world would…Full Article UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Ambitious Experimental Course Coming to First Semester’s End