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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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HISTORY
Portal to the past
Issue 113
by Erin Mc Cafferty
There’s nothing like old photographs to make you nostalgic for times gone by. Erin Mc Cafferty takes a trip down memory lane with a UAE based company that...Read more
The Iron Lady remembered
Issue 111
by Joanna Andrews
Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first – and only - female Prime Minister, was the longest-serving British leader of the 20th century. Joanna Andrews pays...Read more
A journey to the past
Issue 111
by Joanna Andrews
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, served from 1861 until his assassination four years later. He not only led the US through the...Read more
The UAE: A Brief History, Part 4 - Administering to a Tribal Society
Issue 107
by Erin Mc Cafferty
The territories of the Gulf region were stretched over large tracts of land. Because of this and given the limited means of transport, the wali system of...Read more
The UAE: A Brief History, Part 3 The Multi-Tribal Qasimi Empire
Issue 106
by Erin Mc Cafferty
Having examined the various tribal groups from both the Abu Dhabi region and the Trucial Coast area in recent articles, we now turn to the multi-tribal...Read more
Islamic Art at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, but first Paris
Issue 106
by Philip Weiss
Little has been done to promote Islamic art in recent years, but with the opening of a wing dedicated to it in the Louvre Paris and plans for a version of...Read more
The UAE: A Brief History, Part 2 Tribal Allegiances The Backbone of UAE
Issue 105
by Erin Mc Cafferty
In the second article of our series on the history of the UAE we continue to examine the tribes of the region before it came together under the flag of the...Read more
The End of an Era as the Metropolitan Hotel closes down
Issue 105
by Erin Mc Cafferty
For the last 33 years it has been a well known landmark in Dubai, but the Metropolitan Hotel closed its doors forever on March 15, 2012.Read more
The UAE a brief History
Issue 104
by Erin Mc Cafferty
In the first of an on-going series on the history of the UAE, we take a look at the tribal ties which have helped to shape the landscape of todayRead more
UAE Currency – A history lesson in your wallet
Issue 103
by Philip Weiss
You don’t need to visit a museum to learn about the history of the UAE. Simply take a look at its currency.Read more
The UAE celebrates 40 years
Issue 102
by The Media Office
In celebrating its 40th anniversary, we note that one of the reasons for the success of the UAE results from its strong tribal values – which despite the...Read more
The International Coffee Route
Issue 101
by Lori Dorman
These days we take it for granted, but there was a time when most of the world did not drink coffee. So where exactly did it come from?Read more