Two guys from Dubai build Blank Street into a Silicon Valley funded coffee venture. Not all New Yorkers welcome this venture.
When thinking about Dubai, images of its looming skyscrapers and glitzy cars may be the first ones that come to mind, making it difficult to imagine the booming cityscape as anything other than a technological metropolis. However, you will be pleasantly surprised at how Dubai has a multitude of activities for avid nature enthusiasts to enjoy.
Rory McIlroy is an Irishman who loves being green –– and not just the color. While playing in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates this fall, he pledged he would become more green ecologically speaking by slashing his environmental footprint. Golfers
The WAW vending machine dished out acts of kindness like fortune cookies. It is part of a bigger idea to bridge the cultures of the West to the Middle East.
Cannabis use is widespread and acceptable in Canada where it is legal, and in the United States where it is legal to use in at least half of the US States. Federally it is prohibited but state by state law makes it possible to consume in states where it is legal. for some people it […]
Date honey is lower on the glycemic index than bee honey,” he said. “For people watching their sugar, dates are a healthy source of anti-oxidants and fiber. My father, for example, can eat date products but not table sugar. Unlike bee honey, it’s safe for babies—and it’s vegan.
A new scientific study showing that desert camels are dying from mistaking plastic bags for food has lead pioneering plastic pollution researchers and others to call for a radical shift in how we discuss the problem that's harming life in all environments on Earth--on land, not just in the sea.
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced that the BMW Group is the first customer for EGA’s CelestiAL aluminium, made with the power of the desert sun.
Scientists invent a new paint that will put air conditioners out of business. And bypass greenhouse gases.
A new fund is launched to create peace and hopefully cleantech investments between the Gulf and Israel.
Dubai will host the World Expo 2020 in 2021. We show off first look of the Sustainability Pavilion.
Dubai overspent and the real estate market crashed. A series of man-made mega projects are in danger of collapse and are now pretty much abandoned. Environmental concerns, stagnant ponds, and migrant worker rights. White gold Mercedes cars as a the talk of the town. Dubai has some problems. The visions envisioned by the architects went […]
The large number of foreign investors registered in Dubai shows that this destination offers numerous business benefits and the possibility of developing economic activities at a fast pace. Dream of opening an eco business?
Ever see the video Follow the Frog? We posted it below so you can have a good laugh before you go out and embark on a poor career choice as you save the world. While the video does an excellent job of branding products for the Rainforest Alliance Certified mark, it does a less good […]
Israel is celebrating about the $15 billion buyout of its startup Mobileye to Intel for driverless cars and buses, and Dubai is making its own inroads in driverless tech – from the future. This July the city will launch a fleet of flying taxis powered by electricity. The made-in-China driverless drones — called Ehang 184 will pick […]
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s birdmen Yves Rosset and Vince Reffet flying their jet propelled wingsuits over and through one of world’s most futuristic cities, Dubai. The two air daredevils, each strapped into specially designed and constructed wing suits staged a 10 minute acrobatic jet flight at a location best known for its edifice […]
Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and, as with all major cities, traffic congestion is becoming an ever present issue. Traffic causes smog and respiratory illness, as well as a major part of our world’s greenhouse gases. According to the latest statistics, Dubai’s metropolitan area is now home to just […]
In these days, when jet setting around the globe is becoming less popular due to environmental concerns, it’s worth remembering there are lots of fascinating destinations right here in the Middle East. Try a staycation! Just a couple of hours on a plane can take you to cities full of breathtaking sights, fascinating historic buildings and museums full […]
Construction has begun in Dubai on the $136-million Museum of the Future. Tucked between skyscrapers in Dubai’s financial district, just a seven-minute drive from the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, it will be more than an exhibition hall, cafe and gift shop. Special “innovation labs” will be included where researchers and designers will […]
Following Israel’s smart solar trees, the Dubai Municipality is rolling out a series of “community tech hubs” based on 3D printed palm trees that collect solar power. The stations are also where users can recharge their phones, tablets and laptops, enjoy free WiFi, and check in on local weather and news. The Smart Palm initiative aligns with […]
The Middle East is seeing the worst rising weights of obesity in the world: but a new Biggest Loser contest in Dubai, is showing that locals there, and children, are taking on the challenge for losing weight. If the prize is gold coins for every pound you’d drop, you’d want to lose too! Consider this […]
Winter storms hammered much of the Middle East last week with strong winds that rose seas and dropped snow from Egypt all the way to Turkey. Meteorologists claimed it was the most severe December storm since 1953 to hit Israel, northern Lebanon’s roads were paralyzed, and the Sea of Galilee rose 10 centimeters in a day. But […]
DUBAI — Mention Dubai, and people immediately think of soaring skyscrapers, enormous shopping malls and insanely expensive sports cars. But 30 kilometers south of this world-class city-state — along the E66 highway towards Al Ain, and just past a Chuck-e-Cheese outlet — the glitz gives way to desert. Here at Umm Nahad, there are no […]
The Kenyan government is reportedly paving the way for China to build a new city just outside of the capital. Some 100 Chinese investors aim to build roughly 20 skyscrapers in the enclave, which is expected to become a shopping destination for products from China and other countries.
A year after unveiling new Lamborghini patrol vehicles for lucky members of the force, Dubai police are rolling out an eco-friendly electric motorcycle. As far as we can tell – the 15,000-strong police force has purchased just one bike, which they tested at Jumeirah Beach Residence last week. Colonel Abdul Qader Mohammed Al Banai, Director […]