Tag: dubai

Hijabs and the beautiful game

Despite their conservative reputation, a growing number of veiled Muslim women are taking up football… and giving men a run for their money.

Smashing the Arab world’s glass ceiling

Arab women are not waiting for others to empower them, they are doing it for themselves. Over 40 are on the list of the most influential young Arabs.

Egypt’s return of the “noble” outlaws

Three years after a revolution against Mubarak-era cronyism, fugitive tycoons are scrambling to buy back their freedom… at knock-down prices.

Ugly discrimination in the face of beauty

The curious case of Arab men reportedly deported for being “too handsome” demonstrates that the beautiful can also be the victims of discrimination.

Where ‘no’ means jail time

In Dubai, the Middle East’s self-styled party capital, women who say they have been raped can find themselves behind bars for adultery.