June 1st Issue

Dubai: Printing The Future

Dubai’s new 3D printed building might just set the stage for sweeping change across the construction landscape By Ali Khaled Photographs by Museum of the Future Last week, a trailer for summer blockbuster Star Trek created a buzz on social media as it tantalizingly showcased some stunning glimpses of scenes shot in a futuristic city based in Dubai. The makers of the latest installment in the legendary sci-fi franchise rendered CGI-enhanced images of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai International Financial District and Jumeirah Lakes Towers onto celluloid to conjure up an image of the future. But on the same day, a small part of the future was unveiled in Dubai, and it was all very real; the 3D printed offices of the Dubai Future Foundation at the base of Emirates Towers. The inspiration for the futuristic design came on April 26, when Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Dubai Ruler and UAE Prime Minister (Read More)

Inside Cover

Brain Bug

Could mental illness and cognitive decline be caused by viral and bacterial infection? BY Ed Cara As recently as the 1970s, doctors stubbornly…

Features

The Fight For Fallujah

Iraq’s army conducts an offensive to retake Daesh’s stronghold in Anbar BY Suadad Al Salhy and Mohammed A. Salih On May 22, Iraq’s…

GCC: Change Is Needed

GCC central banks need to bolster research to reform decades old dollar pegs BY Martin Dokoupil Oil-rich Gulf Arab states’ central…

Tunisia: Time For A Rethink

Tunisia’s Renaissance Party may have signaled the start of a Muslim reformation BY Nicholas Noe Over the past 15 years,…

Outlook: Brexit Vote

The Brexit Vote is around the corner; Keep an eye on everything BY Noureldeen Al Hammoury In a few weeks, until…

Down Time

The Beautiful And The Gooped

Gwyneth Paltrow, famous actress and wellness scold, brings her $300 decorative tassels to San Francisco BY Alexander Nazaryan There are…

For Art’s Sake

An art exhibit in Sharjah reflects the course of a short century BY Leila Hatoum Different art appeals to different…