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Jun 15, 2011
DXB to BGW

Wow, this seems … wow.
“Dubai’s Emirates announces new Iraq route, says flights to Baghdad to start in November.”
As in Baghdad International Airport, formerly Saddam International Airport.

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May 14, 2011
Um, what?

The UAE is putting together a secret mercenary army?! “Blackwater Founder Forms Secret Army for Arab State“.
This is the craziest shit I’ve read in a while:
The force is intended to …

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Feb 17, 2011
Dunk in Dubai

Part of me thinks that it’s funny that there are 61 Dunkin Donuts locations in the UAE and none in Los Angeles.

Apparently a new one just opened at Uptown Motor …

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Dec 2, 2010
Google Doodle in UAE

You’ve probably seen the Google search engine logo replaced from time to time to celebrate some important holiday or anniversary. These illustrations are called “Google Doodles“.
Apparently for the UAE’s …

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Dec 2, 2010
Richest Royals 2010

Back when we were in Dubai Forbes‘ annual list of richest royals was always a big deal (see Richest Royals).
Somehow it fell through the cracks this July, but luckily I …

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Sep 28, 2010
UAE FaceTime Ban

Well here’s a shocker, the UAE has banned a technological doo-hickey.
Yawn. Must be a Tuesday.
One of the new features in the new Apple iPhone 4 is FaceTime, a video …

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Mar 31, 2010
Missing Sheikh Screws Up TV Schedule

On Sunday I mentioned how one of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikhs has gone missing in a glider accident (see UAE President’s Brother Missing).
The search in Morocco is still on, but now …

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Mar 28, 2010
UAE President’s Brother Missing

Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al Nahyan, the Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and younger brother of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE …

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Mar 4, 2010
Women’s Rights in the ME

I haven’t read this yet (it is almost 600 pages) but I just downloaded the newWomen’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Progress Amid Resistance study released yesterday …

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