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Gulf Cities: Cultural Capitals of the Arab World?

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Arts & Culture, Development, History, Ideas

UAE commentator Sultan Al Qassemi argues that “some of the cities of the Gulf were transforming into cultural capitals of the Arab world as the traditional capitals of Baghdad, Cairo, Beirut and Damascus continue to suffer from civil strife.” He posts arguments in support and against this notion on his blog here [1].