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Best beaches in Dubai - Dubai Pictures Gallery - TimeOutDubai.com

Best beaches in Dubai - Dubai Pictures Gallery - TimeOutDubai.com | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Complete Dubai City Information & Guide including Photos, Images & Pictures Gallery of 'Best beaches in Dubai' with There aren’t many major cities in the world that boast 12 public beaches on their doorstep.
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Watch as a Massive Sandstorm Sweeps Across a Region Nearly as Large as the Contiguous United States - ImaGeo

Watch as a Massive Sandstorm Sweeps Across a Region Nearly as Large as the Contiguous United States - ImaGeo | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
A dramatic animation of satellite images shows a gargantuan sandstorm sweeping over Saudi Arabia and across the Arabian Sea to Pakistan and India.
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Kour Pour | A Young British Artist Who Specializes in Carpet Paintings

Kour Pour | A Young British Artist Who Specializes in Carpet Paintings | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
LA-based British and Iranian painter Kour Pour is taking the art world by storm with his intricately crafted paintings of Persian rugs.
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Food Security: Should The GCC Be Worried? - Live Trading News

Food Security: Should The GCC Be Worried? - Live Trading News | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Conflicts could also negatively impact food security through disruption to market supply, leading to a global food shortage
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The Culture Trip - Kuwait - Art, Food, Culture and Travel Guide

The Culture Trip - Kuwait - Art, Food, Culture and Travel Guide | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
One-stop website for the best of Kuwait's art, culture, travel, design, architecture, photography, fiction, film, music, food.
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Abu Dhabi falconers think drones are for the birds | Green Prophet

Abu Dhabi falconers think drones are for the birds | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Falcons have been trained for hunting and sport for thousands of years across the Middle East. Now falconers in the United Arab Emirates are turning to drone technology as a new tool to teach their birds to fly increasingly higher and hunt more efficiently. Can technology teach old birds new tricks? Falcons hunt by scanning the ground below them using a cone-like field of vision; imagine a spotlight scanning the earth - the bird's-eye-view is limited to what's moving within that beam. The area w
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Solar-powered plane’s round-the-world journey underway! | Green Prophet

Solar-powered plane’s round-the-world journey underway! | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard of the benefits of solar power and the emergence of innovative new projects that are making use of the sun’s energy. But one is soaring above the rest of them - a solar-powered plane attempting to fly round the world! Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates early on Monday morning and has already completed its first 250-mile (400km) leg, landing in the Omani capital of Muscat. It’s now on its way to India. Two pilots are attempting the potentially reco
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A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar ...

A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar ... | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani takes to the TEDxSummit stage in Doha, Qatar to take on serious issues in the Middle East -- like how many kisses to give when saying “Hi,” and what not to say on an American airplane.
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Eagle-cam: Incredible POV shot as bird descends from world's tallest building - BBC News - YouTube

The eagle has landed! And what a journey it was. Watch as Darshan soars above the Dubai sky, capturing stunning views of the world beneath his wings. This Im...
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Rolls Royce Phantom joins Abu Dhabi police fleet | Green Prophet

Rolls Royce Phantom joins Abu Dhabi police fleet | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Abu Dhabi police unveiled their latest acquisition cop car, a Rolls Royce Phantom tricked out in purple and white, the colors of the state police force.  It's the newest addition to the fleet of United Arab Emirates (UAE) police supercars. The car debuted at Yas Mall on Sunday and marked the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council Traffic Week in Abu Dhabi. The slogan for this year's traffic safety campaign is, ‘Your Choice Determines Your Destiny’. So what does this car choice tell us about Abu Dha
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Muscat's living standards third best in region - Times of Oman

Muscat's living standards third best in region - Times of Oman | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Muscat has the third best standard of living in the region, according to the latest annual global Quality of Living report published by HR consultancy Mercer
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Dubai Is Building a Museum of the Future - Hyperallergic

Dubai Is Building a Museum of the Future - Hyperallergic | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Robot dogs, humanoid giants, holograms, and laser lights. That's what "the future" looks like, at least according to architectural renderings recently released by the United Arab Emirates for its i...
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Dubai with a difference: Travel posters satirize emirate's expats - CNN.com

Dubai with a difference: Travel posters satirize emirate's expats - CNN.com | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Graphic artist Clare Napper's tongue-in-cheek posters gently mock expat life in UAE.
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Dubai's $136M Museum of the Future will be full of robots and their inventors - The Verge

Dubai continues to treat city planning like a simulation game with the cheats turned on, unveiling its latest architectural wonder: the Museum of the Future. The building is set to open in 2017,...
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The 14 Most Beautiful Places in the Middle East

The 14 Most Beautiful Places in the Middle East | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
From paradise islands to awe-inspiring deserts, we list 14 of the most stunning spots in the Middle East.
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Waterfront Cities of the World: Doha, Qatar

Doha (Arabic: الدوحة‎‎, ad-Dawḥa or ad-Dōḥa, literally: "the big tree") is the capital city of Qatar and is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, it had ...
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Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered | Green Prophet

Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources announced a new initiative that will convert all 6,000 of the kingdom’s mosques to solar generated power beginning this year. It’s part of a five-year program to decrease the nation's reliance on crude oil while diversifying its energy portfolio to include more renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Mosques are major electricity consumers as five prayer times throughout the day keep their doors open predawn to well after sundown.
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Art Dubai and the Ten Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Dubai

Art Dubai and the Ten Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Dubai | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
The United Arab Emirates in general, and Dubai in particular, is now one of the cultural and artistic centres of the Middle East.
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‘Arabian Ark’ is saving UAE wildlife from extinction | Green Prophet

‘Arabian Ark’ is saving UAE wildlife from extinction | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Oryx, giraffes and cheetahs - species once facing regional extinction - are making a robust reappearance on a desert island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahayan, founder of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), created the remote nature reserve in 1971.  Forty years after Sir Bani Yas island received its first 'imported' animals, over 13,000 protected creatures now call the “Arabian Ark” home. Twenty-five species of mammals, including striped hyenas, desert lynx, and Arabian
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Surprising Inscription Discovered On Birka Ring - Ancient Viking Artifact - MessageToEagle.com

Surprising Inscription Discovered On Birka Ring - Ancient Viking Artifact - MessageToEagle.com | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
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Traditional Rugs Recreated with Technological Glitches by Faig Ahmed

Traditional Rugs Recreated with Technological Glitches by Faig Ahmed | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Baku-based artist Faig Ahmed combines the beauty of traditional Azerbaijani rugs with technological glitches in his on-going series of contemporary carpets. Using the artistic qualities of these tapestries, he disassembles their conventional structure to rearrange and fragment it. The result often resembles a rug that doubles as a fascinating modern sculpture.
Many of Ahmed’s carpets have “flaws” in their designs that create the illusion of a printing or rendering error. If you’ve ever seen a vi
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Earth's varied landscape - from Yemen's blood-red desert to New York's ... - Daily Mail

Earth's varied landscape - from Yemen's blood-red desert to New York's ... - Daily Mail | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
The current Expedition 42 crew on ISS has created a collection of images taken from the station of landscapes on Earth. These include Pakistan's Indus River Delta and the English Channel (shown).
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Dubai launches region’s first 3-D pavement art festival

Dubai launches region’s first 3-D pavement art festival | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
The Middle East’s first three-dimensional pavement art festival, featuring works by international artists that appear to rise from the ground, kicked off this week in Dubai, according to organizers.
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Solar Impulse Airplane Landing in Oman - First Round-The-World Solar Flight

Solar Impulse will land into Muscat International Airport, MCT/OOMS in the Sultanate of Oman, completing the longest flight of Si2 to date. Pilot André Borschberg will wait until the sun sets...
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