United Arab Emirates

Photo: Joi Ito, Emirates Hotel Ceiling Wikipedia: The United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎ Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates (Arabic: الإمارات‎ al-ʾImārāt), is a country in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia …

Abu Dhabi

Photo: Michael Wong Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai). Google Maps goo.gl/maps/Aim4zxHAhNhEcN5cA Government dpm.gov.ae tamm.abudhabi/en Tourism visitabudhabi.ae @VisitAbuDhabi findwonder.abudhabi Elsewhere on the Web masdar.ae Wikipedia Abu Dhabi Timeline Photos Events World Urban Forum 2020 Planeta.com United Arab Emirates Dubai Cities

World Urban Forum 2020

Poster The next World Urban Forum takes place in Abu Dhabi, UAE February 7-13, 2020 Key Links wuf.unhabitat.org Facebook Flickr YouTube @UNHABITAT Spotlight on tradition and modernity Urban culture and climate action Background The World Urban Forum (WUF) was established in 2001 by the United Nations to address one of the most pressing issues facing …

Saudi Arabia Links

Saudi Arabia Flag Links related to Saudi Arabia presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30744693 https://boingboing.net/2018/10/17/mister-bone-saw.html Twitter @arabianow Medina Medina Videos Embedded Tweets Great idea. There was a respected Washington Post columnist who i would love to have investigate the matter but you killed him https://t.co/ynNJ7kg4z5 — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 22, 2020 #Geotourism | …

Middle East

Map: Greater Middle East (Wikipedia) Wikipedia: The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa). Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest Middle Eastern nation while Bahrain is the smallest. The Arab World consists of 22 countries in the Middle East …

Bethlehem

Photo: Chris Yunker, Manger Square Spotlight on Bethlehem Google Maps goo.gl/maps/PewGJqpBi5zmhCiU8 Headlines “We are living in a touristic prison”: Palestinians on life in the holy city of Bethlehem – Vox Spare a thought for Bethlehem this Christmas as politics and tourism collide – Freya Higgins-Desbiolles/The Conversation ‘Jeopardy!’ Causes Social Media Uproar By Denying Contestant Answer …

Kurdistan

Photo Wikipedia: Kurdistan Kurdistan is a roughly defined geo-cultural historical region wherein the Kurdish people form a prominent majority population and Kurdish culture, languages, and national identity have historically been based. Contemporary use of the term refers to the following areas: southeastern Turkey (Northern Kurdistan), northern Syria (Rojava or Western Kurdistan), northern Iraq (Southern Kurdistan), …

Palestine

Spotlight on Palestine Google Maps goo.gl/maps/cFrvDsptkWPUWpZi7 Recommended Listening Preserving Palestinian heritage buildings Elsewhere on the Web RIWAQ, an organisation based in Ramallah, works to preserve and document Palestine’s rich architectural history. Embedded Tweets What are the Occupied Palestinian Territories? What is a settlement? Who says it's illegal? Here's everything you need to know. pic.twitter.com/v1ItKflSrb — …