Dubai is hosting the UN COP28 summit on climate change, which aims to encourage countries to speed up their energy transitions. The fact that the event is taking place in an oil-rich emirate is the last straw for many activists, who are boycotting the event. Dubai, home to artificial islands and ski slopes in the desert, is nonetheless trying to boost its green credentials and is counting on startups to do so.
The New York Times looks at Dubai's particularly fragile position in terms of climate change.
3 Sep 2023
Afghanistan's hard-line Taliban rulers have prevented women scholarship recipients from flying to the United Arab Emirates to continue their studies. Their sponsor, a businessman from Dubai, is not giving up.