Dubai opened the Arab Peninsula's first metro system today. It's to become the world's longest driverless train system. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with John Alexander Smith, professor of Architecture and Interior Design at American University in Dubai.
Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out who won what's billed as "the richest horse race in the world." It's an event hosted by the emirate of Dubai -- which is the answer to our Geo Quiz today. The winning thoroughbred is taking home six million dollars.
Despite the showiness of Dubai's gleaming and booming economy in recent years, the country is showing signs of vulnerability to the global economic downturn. For more we turn to the BBC Persian Gulf correspondent, Julia Wheelerin, who is in Dubai.
A California man has been detained for almost three months without charges in the United Arab Emirates. Lawyers for Naji Hamdan, a US citizen originally from Lebanon, says he's being held the behest of the US government.
Human Rights Watch International is challenging one of France's anti-terrorism laws: the group says the so-called 'criminal association' law can get a person in trouble for who he knows, and that's a violation of civil liberties.
Lebanese film director Mahmoud Kaabour wanted to tell the story of the people who build Dubai. His documentary, "Champ of the Camp," uses the singing competition that takes places in the labor camps across the UAE to examine their situation.
Qatar and its neighbors in the Arabian Gulf aren't getting along too well. Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, recalled its ambassador recently — just one move in a series of diplomatic measures designed to get the small, but wealthy Gulf country to step in line.
When the royal family of the United Arab Emirates approached filmmaker Tricia Regan about producing a documentary to bring autism in their country out of the closet, she was hesitant. Staging a play with autistic children in another culture was daunting. But she says the result was incredible.
The Dubai police are hoping Google Glass will give them a leg up on traffic violators and criminals. In Turkey, though, a government official is being comforted after injuring his leg kicking a protester. And the CIA says it won't mix vaccine campaigns with its covert ops. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
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.
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.