Another theory states that the name came from a word meaning "money", as people from Dubai were commonly believed to be rich due to the thriving trading centre of the location.An Arabic proverb says "Daba Dubai" (Arabic: ), which means "to creep"), referring to the slow flow of Dubai Creek inland.The species has been named Archaeopotamus qeshta, the first word meaning 'ancient river' and the second being taken from the Egyptian dialect word for hippopotamus, meaning 'cream'.Studies of new fossil specimens discovered since 2003 have ...Through an examination of the complex, interconnected changes occurring within and across the human, political, and geopolitical landscapes, the project hopes to offer policymakers—both in the Arab world and the broader international policy community—a more nuanced understanding of the underlying causes of the region’s profound instability.In February 2016, the Horizons project released These experts overwhelmingly prioritized local political challenges (authoritarianism, corruption, and the lack of accountability) over geopolitical ones (regional conflict, sectarian rivalries, and foreign intervention), which many saw as derivative of long-standing fundamental failures in governance.It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo.
Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature.
This insight—that political stagnation, authoritarianism, and corruption are integrally tied to conflict and terrorism in the Arab region—is the starting point of this report.
It seeks to grapple with several essential conundrums facing the Middle East: Why did the Arab uprisings, with the notable exception of that in Tunisia, fail to deliver on the promise of better governance, economic opportunity, and political pluralism?
This archaeological heritage is a source of pride for the UAE, whereby preservation efforts link the present and future generations to the country's history that dates back to ... He stressed the importance of the crucial role of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, in promoting the UAE's cultural sector and national identity, ...
Remarkable discoveries by archaeologists from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, at ancient sites on the island of Marawah and in Baynunah, have revealed new information on Abu Dhabi's earliest inhabitants, evidencing a rich history stretching back over 7,000 years.