ABU DHABI

The Power and Privilege Issue

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.
Sierra Thompson
10.19.18
quantum physics

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.
Diana Shi
3.11.17
Motherboard

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.
Sudeshna Ghosh
12.15.16
Photos

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.
Sarah Waldron
12.1.16
Design

Bjarke Ingels Is Designing a Hyperloop for Dubai

The Danish starchitect has spoken, and the future of travel will be plated in chrome.
Beckett Mufson
11.8.16
Photo

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.
Lars Moereels
8.16.16
Art

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.
DJ Pangburn
7.29.16
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
7.9.16
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
FIGHTLAND

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.
Josh Rosenblatt
11.3.15
short circuit

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

The X Prize founder said the technology is about “reinventing transportation.”
Kari Paul
10.13.15
Art

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.
Sami Emory
8.3.15
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