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· March, 2009

Stories about United Arab Emirates from March, 2009

UAE: Mystery installations

Samuraisam has spotted strange installations in the middle of the desert in the UAE after a closer look at Google Earth maps. Help him find out what they are.

UAE: Call for censorship feedback

A censorship watchdog is encouraging Internet users in the UAE to submit their feedback over the blocking of photo sharing site Flickr, reports the UAE Community Blog.

UAE: Will VAT be Introduced?

Will VAT be introduced in the UAE? Tune into the discussion at the UAE Community Blog.

UAE: Russian Photoblogs From Burj al-Arab

LJ user sergeydolya posts pictures and shares impressions (RUS) of his stay at Dubai's Burj al-Arab, one of the world's most expensive hotels.

UAE: Tweeting the Rain from Dubai

It's raining in Dubai and Twitter is abuzz with reactions about the unusual torrents for this time of year.

Dubai: Not a Melting Pot

Dubai, UAE, is not a melting pot, writes Tunisian blogger Subzero Blue. Click on the link to find why many expats never feel at ‘home’ in the cosmopolitan city.

UAE: YouTube Ban Possible, Goodbye Flickr

Bloggers in the UAE are worried that YouTube may be banned in the Emirates, after access to photography hosting site Flickr has been totally blocked. According to Press reports, YouTube...

Dubai: “Manly Women” Not Welcome

Awareness workshops are being organised to rid Dubai, UAE, from “manly women,” reports the grapeshisha blog, from the UAE.

Dubai: Dress Appropriately and Behave!

“Dubai Executive Council issued a new law prohibiting inappropriate behaviour in public places of the emirate. Such behaviour is nudity, kissing, wearing “disrespectful” clothes and even holding hands. I do...

UAE: Leaked Salaries Making the Rounds

“Salaries of journalists and employees of the popular UAE daily, The National, were leaked recently and are flowing around the web,” writes Mohammad Zaher, from Dubai, UAE, who adds: “I...

Arab World: Culture, Culture Everywhere

Across the Gulf various cultural festivals and literary events have been taking place in recent weeks, and in this post we hear from some of the region's bloggers who have...

Middle East: Women Looking for a Cause to Celebrate

Female bloggers from across the Middle East joined hands in marking the International Women's Day with posts reflecting on the occasion and celebrating the lives and achievements of women who...

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