ABU DHABI

10.19.18

Why I Left My Public School Job in Oklahoma to Teach in Abu Dhabi

Active teachers in the system who are overburdened and underpaid are now leaving in droves. I'm one of them.

3.11.17

You Don't Need to Be a Rocket Scientist to Enjoy These Quantum Physics Visualizations

The universe’s subatomic particle collisions get an artistic spin.

12.15.16

Inside Dubai's Quest to Build the First Hyperloop

With the help of the government and a citywide competition, Elon Musk's Hyperloop is on track to becoming a reality in the Middle Eastern city of Dubai.

12.1.16

The Photographer Showing Burkinis in Objective, Abstract Light

Melina Papageorgiou's hazy, sun-soaked images from Abu Dhabi don't just challenge stereotypes about Muslim women—they also focus a critical eye on the negativity surrounding the swimwear two-piece.

11.8.16

Bjarke Ingels Is Designing a Hyperloop for Dubai

The Danish starchitect has spoken, and the future of travel will be plated in chrome.

8.16.16

Photos of Life on the Edge of the Arabian Desert

Photographer Lars Moereels captures quiet moments in a city known for its opulence and wealth.

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7.29.16

Ai Weiwei, Liu Bolin, and More Explore the ‘Invisible Threads’ of Technology

NYU Abu Dhabi’s fall exhibition features Ai Weiwei, Addie Wagenknecht and other heavy-hitting new media artists’ critiques of technology.

7.9.16

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.

12.26.15

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.

11.3.15

The Israeli Judo Team Couldn't Fight Under Their Flag Last Weekend in Abu Dhabi

The weight of history bears down yet again on the world’s athletes and artists.

10.13.15

If the UAE Wants a Hyperloop, Peter Diamandis Will Build It by 2020

The X Prize founder said the technology is about “reinventing transportation.”

8.3.15

A Pop-Up Church of Scientology and a Farewell to Wallspace: Last Week in Art

Also last week: Ai Weiwei's denied visa and Banksy's million-dollar murals.

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