View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What International Observers Are Saying about UAE This Week

A recent roundup of some international articles with perspectives on the UAE address these themes:

Sewerage on Dubai Beaches
Poo-Bai: Floods of Sewerage Threaten Dubai Beaches, Times Online, 23 November 2008.

Atlantis Hotel Opening
The Atlantis Palm Opens in Dubai, Pink is the New Blog, 22 November 2008.
Mischa Barton Plays with Dolphins in Dubai, HQ Celebrity, 22 November 2008.
Has Dubai Lost the Plot? $30 Million on Fireworks! Go Smell the Flowers, 22 November 2008.
While America Lies in Ruins Selfish Celebrities Party in Dubai, Gawker, 21 November 2008.
Dubai Needs a Reality Check? Pakorakorner, 22 November 2008.
Dubai’s Atlantis Hotel opening Marred by Dolphin Row, Telegraph, 20 November 2008.
Dubai Resort The Atlantis Stages Most Expensive Launch Party Ever, Telegraph, 21 November 2008.

Financial Crisis
Report Warns on Dubai, Wall Street Journal, 19 November 2008.
Debt-Laden Dubai Seeks Investment Advice, Wall Street Journal, 17 November 2008.
Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Sees Prices Fall as Crunch Moves in, Telegraph, 21 November 2008.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Mischa Barton among the dolphins at the Atlantis bash.