Dubai

Photo: Ravi, Airport Dubai is an emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A city within the emirate is also named Dubai. HeadlinesHow Dubai is paying the price for letting in tourists – CNNhttps://boingboing.net/2017/01/04/daniel-chong-takes-gorgeous-ph.htmlhttp://www.popsci.com/dubais-desalination-plant-photoshttp://mashable.com/2014/07/07/dubai-climate-controlled-cityA trip that can change liveseyewitness-dubaiDubais-skyscrapers-dwarfed-stunning-sea-foghttp://nextcity.org/daily/entry/how-dubai-became-dubaihttp://www.grumpytraveller.com/2014/03/31/dubai-for-people-who-prefer-experiential-travel Tourism Portals Dubai Tourism TripAdvisorhttp://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g294012-i871-k4339929-Dubai_Airport_in_Transit-United_Arab_Emirates.html Twitterhttps://twitter.com/bjoernlauenhttps://twitter.com/Dubai_DTCM Abu dhabihttp://www.abudhabicityguide.comhttp://www.forbes.com/2010/07/07/ecotourism-renewable-energy-technology-abu-dhabi.html FeaturesA land at the end of ‘The World’‘Mission: …

Middle East

Map: Greater Middle East (Wikipedia) Wikipedia: The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa). Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest Middle Eastern nation while Bahrain is the smallest. The Arab World consists of 22 countries in the Middle East …

Palestine

Spotlight on Palestine Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/cFrvDsptkWPUWpZi7 Recommended ListeningPreserving Palestinian heritage buildings Elsewhere on the WebRIWAQ, an organisation based in Ramallah, works to preserve and document Palestine’s rich architectural history. Embedded Tweets WikipediaState of Palestine Planeta.com

Saudi Arabia

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan on the northwest, Iraq on the north and northeast, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the southeast and Yemen on the south. The Persian Gulf lies to the northeast and the Red Sea to …

Bethlehem

Photo: Chris Yunker, Manger Square Spotlight on Bethlehem Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/PewGJqpBi5zmhCiU8 Headlines“We are living in a touristic prison”: Palestinians on life in the holy city of Bethlehem – VoxSpare a thought for Bethlehem this Christmas as politics and tourism collide – Freya Higgins-Desbiolles/The Conversation‘Jeopardy!’ Causes Social Media Uproar By Denying Contestant Answer That Bethlehem Is In …

United Arab Emirates

Photo: Joi Ito, Emirates Hotel Ceiling Wikipedia: The United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎ Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates (Arabic: الإمارات‎ al-ʾImārāt), is a country in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia …

Abu Dhabi

Photo: Michael Wong Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai). Google Maps goo.gl/maps/Aim4zxHAhNhEcN5cA Headlines Abu Dhabi renames island, merges areas – Gulf News Government dpm.gov.ae tamm.abudhabi/en Tourism visitabudhabi.ae @VisitAbuDhabi findwonder.abudhabi Elsewhere on the Web masdar.ae Wikipedia Abu Dhabi Timeline Photos Events …