- January 17, 2011
In the spring of 1989, a Palestinian terrorist murdered an Israeli soldier. Twenty years later in Dubai, the Israeli secret service agency Mossad avenged the killing. The operation succeeded, but nevertheless has become a fiasco. SPIEGEL has reconstructed the attack. By SPIEGEL Staff
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- January 04, 2011
The Dubai-based airline Emirates is considered the world's most successful and has ambitious plans to expand. Its European rivals such as Lufthansa and British Airways accuse the airline of benefitting from massive state subsidies. But the reality is more complicated. By Dinah Deckstein more... [ Forum ]
- January 11, 2010
In an interview with SPIEGEL, German architect Albert Speer Jr. says Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower is purely a vanity project and argues that the emirate is an example of failed urban planning. more...
- January 05, 2010
Dubai celebrated the opening of the world's tallest building Monday with a massive gala celebration with fireworks. German commentators see the building as a symbol of both the emirate's ability to weather financial blows and its success in merging Western liberalism with Islamic social structures. more...
- December 17, 2009
The world's tallest skyscraper will open soon in Dubai, even as the emirate continues to be battered by the financial crisis. Is Burj Dubai an expression of failed megalomania or proof of Dubai leader Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's stunning vision? By Erich Follath and Bernhard Zand more...
- November 30, 2009
Global investors with money in Dubai are suddenly feeling very nervous, now that it has become clear that the emirate's state-run holding company Dubai World is unable to repay billions in debt. There is even talk of a possible national bankruptcy, which could trigger a new financial crisis. By Beat Balzli, Alexander Jung and Bernhard Zand more...
- October 08, 2009
Daimler is hoping to boost its troubled sales with a financing and leasing company in the United Arab Emirates that offers Islamic-friendly financing. The new companies, joint-ventures with local Mercedes distributors, will give Mercedes dealers a host of financing services to entice more customers. more...
- January 15, 2009
The financial crisis has led to the cancellation of spectacular construction projects in the previously booming metropolises of Dubai, Moscow and Abu Dhabi. Does the demise of overblown architecture spell an opportunity for sustainable building? By SPIEGEL Staff more...
- December 04, 2008
With plummeting oil prices causing the Persian Gulf economy to shrivel, Dubai's push to become a global financial hub is in jeopardy. By Stanley Reed more...
- August 22, 2008
After Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim was stabbed to death in her Dubai apartment, clues led back to the most elevated economic and political circles in Egypt. The murder is a story of sex, violence, glamor and secrets. By Ulrike Putz in Beirut more...