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Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

A number of Arab artists have withdrawn from Emirati-run exhibitions and competitions in opposition to last month's agreement to normalise ties with Israel.

In a first, UAE restaurant officially certified kosher

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In a first, UAE restaurant officially certified kosher

The Dubai-based caterer was granted a kosher certificate from the US-based Orthodox Union especially for a banquet following the first direct flight between the UAE and Israel.

Dubai reopens doors to tourists after long shutdown

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Dubai reopens doors to tourists after long shutdown

Dubai has reopened its doors to tourists after months under quarantine.

Dubai reopens doors to tourists after long coronavirus shutdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai reopens doors to tourists after long coronavirus shutdown

Dubai is opening to international tourists after months under lockdown due to Covid-19.

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French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The couple are suspected of taking advantage of the instability that followed the Arab Spring in the early 2011 to loot ancient relics.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi reopens after 100-day closure

The usual paper maps were replaced with a phone app, thermal scanners were in operation and valet parking, a common service in the United Arab ...

The New Arab Staff

Controversy-dogged Da Vinci artwork re-emerges in Saudi Arabia

'What about Islamic art?' critics ask as Saudi plans to open a museum to unveil the world's most expensive painting, Salvator Mundi, depicting ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

Free film screenings and gallery tours for your quarantine

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Free film screenings and gallery tours for your quarantine

Isolation can be tough, but these Middle Eastern art galleries, festivals and creators are opening up local art scenes online.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi closes as virus shutdown takes hold

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has been closed until the end of March as part of efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

US declares virus emergency as Europe locks down

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US declares virus emergency as Europe locks down

The measure came as infections and deaths soared in Europe.

Cultural sites should never be a target of war

Paul Iddon

Cultural sites should never be a target of war

Comment: Trump's threat to target Iranian cultural sites shows complete disdain for Iran's people and their rich heritage, writes Paul Iddon.

Tutankhamun show sets new record with 1.42 mn visitors

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Tutankhamun show sets new record with 1.42 mn visitors

A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the ...

Da Vinci's $450 million masterpiece is on MbS' yacht

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Da Vinci's $450 million masterpiece is on MbS' yacht

Sources involved in the painting's purchase in 2017 claim the Leonardo Da Vinci 500-year-old masterpiece 'Salvator Mundi' is on board of Saudi ...

Paul McLoughlin

UAE's bid for World Cup appears even more distant

The Saudi-UAE blockade of Qatar has seen Doha come out even stronger as the Gulf state prepares for the World Cup.

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Abu Dhabi Louvre 'non-payment' causes Austrian firm's insolvency

An Austrian engineering firm has announced that it is filing for insolvency amid reports that delays in payments from the Abu Dhabi ...

The New Arab

MbS 'lost' world's most expensive painting, experts fear

Salvator Mundi, a 500-year-old painting which claimed the title of the world's most expensive painting after it was bought by the Saudi crown ...

Stasa Salacanin

Oman: Caught in the storm

The neutral reputation of Oman is being brought into question by aggressive regional and international players like Saudi Arabia and the US, ...

<em>Louvre</em> Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

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Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

The Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" portrait of Jesus Christ that was due to go on ...

The New Arab

China president due in UAE for high-profile visit

China's president will visit the UAE on Thursday, with final preparations underway for the high-profile visit.

Saudi newspaper 'forgets' the next World Cup in Qatar

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Saudi newspaper 'forgets' the next World Cup in Qatar

The Saudi-led anti-Qatar agenda has spared nothing, from hajj to sports, with the World Cup the latest target of pro-Riyadh media.

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Anne Gadel and Mourad el-Bouanani

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Comment: In UAE and Saudi Arabia, two princes are driving a geopolitical shake up. But do they share a common strategy? ask Anne Gadel and ...

Saudi Arabia to establish opera, orchestra with French help

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Saudi Arabia to establish opera, orchestra with French help

The agreement to set up an opera and national orchestra was announced on Monday by the French and Saudi ministers of culture.

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