UAE

Photography

A Young Arab Photographer Shows What the Middle East Is Really Like

Bahraini Ali Al-Shebabi's photography calls bullshit on stereotypes of the Arab world.
Zineb Houssine
1.18.19
Photography

A Short History of the UAE Through a Collection of Groovy Photos

Ammar Al Attar's latest project examines the beginnings of the young country's photography scene.
Rana Daoud
12.5.17
women

Arab Women Talk About What It's Like to Walk Alone at Night

Women from across the Middle East talk about all the shit they have to deal with just to get home.
Badar Salem
11.28.17
Not Actual News

Here’s a Bullshit Non-Story About Rod Stewart Staging a “Mock Execution” in the Desert

Good that we forced him to apologize though. Who knows what horrors his lack of contrition may have wrought.
Alex Robert Ross
3.6.17
brunch

Brunch in the UAE Is the Most Gluttonous Meal You Will Ever Eat

Gold-plated tiramisu, a mojito bar, a whole roasted suckling pig: Hidden in this desert is an oasis of caviar and vice.
Hannah Walhout
7.12.16
Stuff

How the Russian Mafia Salvaged My Brutal Year in Dubai Prison

Meet Karl Williams, a Londoner whose Dubai holiday basically went up in flames when he and his friends were arrested on drug charges in 2013.
Nick Chester
5.8.16
Gaming

Middle Eastern Promise: Why Dubai Is a Perfect Setting for Grand Theft Auto

The UAE's biggest city could be just the exotic injection of inspiration the GTA series needs to avoid falling into repetition.
Chris Creegan
4.24.16
News

The UK's VIP Visa Lounge in Dubai Sums Up Our Hypocrisy

A "platinum lounge" has opened at a Dubai mall's UK visa application centre, with snacks, wifi and queue-jumping. Could there be anything more un-British?
Sam Kriss
1.24.16
Photo

Photos from the 2015 Miss Camel Beauty Contest

This week, men will parade their finest dromedaries at auctions, races, and best-in-show events in the UAE. Prizes are given for the fastest, 'milkiest,' and most beautiful creatures. Less fortunate camels are served for dinner.
Alexander Wolfe
12.26.15
Stuff

Getting to Grips with Dokha, the Super-Strength Tobacco Popular with Britain's Ex-Pat Students

One bowl of dokha is like five or six cigarettes in one hit. The sensation feels a bit like laughing gas, but you cough and splutter a whole load more.
Amber Roberts
10.28.15
News

Who Is Britain's Most Evil International Ally?

George Osborne was praised today for being really chill about China's human rights abuses, so we thought we'd work out how many bad-bastards we're friends with on the world stage.
VICE Staff
9.25.15
Photo

Photos of Artificial Tourist Paradises in Australia and Dubai

In his series Gold, photographer Sean Fennessy examines the similarities between the two surreal cities.
Sean Fennessy
6.11.15
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