Jo Tatchell is a British journalist who writes on Middle Eastern culture for a variety of UK and US media, including the Guardian and the BBC.  She moved Abu Dhabi with her family in the early 1970s, remembering it as …

A Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in Abu Dhabi, the World’s Richest City (2009) Read more »

The Long-Anticipated Change In the summer of 1963, a royal wedding took place in Buraimi, and hundreds of guests from neighbouring states attended.  Despite the intense heat, dancing continued day and night.  Camel and horse races occupied the guests who …

Abu Dhabi as an INSTANT CITY Part 2 – Torn Between Bedouin Lifestyle and Modernity Read more »

“Dubai’s location between the developed economies to the west and the emerging economies to the south and east make it a natural centre point for trade, global financial markets and transportation links.” —- Report: Middle East Free Zones of the …

DUBAI 2002-2012/ Free Zone and Urban Transformation Read more »