El Resplandor is a fictional resort in Dubai, not unlike the hotel in the Stephen King thriller, "The Shining." Band Nettle's Jace Clayton dreamed up the music inspired by King's creepy novel and the movie of the same name.
Dubai has become renowned for its thoroughbred breeding prowess. But that prowess was challenged recently when an investigation discovered steroid use among 11 horses that are owned by Dubai ruler and United Arab Emirates prime minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
You might not expect to see women riding motorcycles if you took to the roads of the United Arab Emirates. But in Dubai, some women are living their motorcycle dreams and defying stereotypes of Arab women.
The women's professional Euroleague playoffs are taking place right now in Istanbul and there are a lot of American players on the court. Three of them play for Spartak Vidnoje, a top team based in a small town south of Moscow.
An American-backed pro-democracy group's office in the United Arab Emirates has been shuttered. The National Democracy Institute, based in Washington, was told its license to operate in Dubai had been revoked.
It's always been hot in the Persian Gulf region. But a new report finds that without action to limit climate change, the combination of rising temperatures and humidity will often push much of the region beyond the limits of human adaptability.