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  1. the urbanist: dubai
    The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Dubai, According to LocalsA proper haul includes Arabian incense, camel-milk chocolate, and a made-in-the-UAE sandboard.
  2. the urbanist: dubai
    The Best Day Trips From Dubai: Sharjah, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and MoreWhen you need a change of scenery, visit the cultural capital of the UAE, snorkel with turtles, or ride the world’s longest zip line.
  3. the urbanist: dubai
    The Bottoms-up, Balls-out Thrill Seeker’s Guide to DubaiSkydiving, dirt biking, and other ways to terrify your mother.
  4. the urbanist: dubai
    The Best Shopping in Dubai, According to a Fashion DirectorExpect luxury out the wazoo at the world’s biggest mall, but also bohemian ceramics and collectible sneakers.
  5. the urbanist: dubai
    Where the Locals Would Stay in Dubai If They Weren’t LocalCue the art-stuffed rooms, glass-paneled pools, and dynamite rooftop lounges.
  6. the urbanist: dubai
    Week 8: Everything You Think You Know About Dubai Is WrongThe UAE’s most populous city shines in luxury and opulence. But it’s also wildly diverse and ripe with possibility.
  7. terrorism
    Woman Who Stabbed American Teacher Was a Lone WolfAccording to Emirati authorities.
  8. revolt like an egyptian
    Graphic Video of Police Shooting a Protester in Bahrain Face-to-FaceThey may have been using tear gas guns.
  9. the urbanist: dubai
    Go Deeper: What to Read, Watch, and Download Before Visiting DubaiOur list includes the first Emirati feature film, poetry about the Arab female experience, and the Instagram account of a billionaire crown prince.
  10. the urbanist: dubai
    Dubai After Dark: The Perfect Night Out for Every PersonalityWhatever your jam — a dive-y bowling alley, a swanky sushi bar, a beach club where bikini girls ride inflatable swans — this city delivers.
  11. the urbanist: dubai
    The Best of Both Worlds: Dubai’s High and Low Food SpotsThere’s more to the city’s dining scene than Gordon Ramsay and Salt Bae.
  12. the urbanist: dubai
    The Skeptic’s Guide to Art and Culture in Dubai (Yes, It Exists)From galleries tucked inside budget hotels to compelling street art, here’s where the resident culturati get their fix.
  13. the urbanist: dubai
    Worthwhile Alternatives to Dubai’s Most Popular SightsBurj Khalifa, Jumeirah Mosque, and the Dubai Museum are fantastic — but they’re also swarming with tourists.
  14. the urbanist: dubai
    How to Live Like a Sheikh in Dubai (For a Day, Anyway)When it comes to the finer pleasures in life, this city is second to none.