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Asleep in Oman, Dreaming Dubai

February 1 2011
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The latest post at Huffington Post is here.

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Export Gulf: Excerpt from Al Manakh 2

January 31 2011
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Introduction to the Export Gulf chapter in Al Manakh 2: Gulf Continued. Referred to in the latest article at the Huffington Post.

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The Architect as a City Critic - Al Manakh goes to the Huffington Post

July 14 2010
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The architect, perhaps more than other professionals, is a mythical figure. He projects a marriage of expertise with panache. Seductive imagery with poignant words. A suit man who doesn’t carry a calculator because he can do the math in his head.

Business Bay, Dubai, June, 2010.
Business Bay, Dubai, June, 2010 / Todd Reisz

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KAUST - opening in less than 2 weeks

August 26 2009
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Artificial Island Fever Reaches Lebanon

July 23 2009
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If one man gets his way, Lebanon might witness the birth of a new island off its Mediterranean coast. Made up of more than three million square meters of reclaimed land in the shape of a cedar tree, the $8.2 billion Cedar Island project would include residential, commercial, recreational, and tourism facilities.
by Khairallah Khairallah …[read more]

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Culture and might: French presence in the UAE

June 3 2009
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French president Nicolas Sarkozy visited the UAE last week to reinforce his nations economic, cultural, scientific and technological cooperation with the UAE.

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