UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!

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UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!

Dear Readers,

I, the editor, am off to Dubai to learn something about life in a desert. The hotel pictured above, one of the most, if not the most expensive in the world is not where I will be staying. But it makes a nice header to this post.

Some of the other writers may post something here or there — but don’t count on it. We, the unpaid observateurs of Cultural Capitol, will be off until January 5th (at the earliest). But in 2009 we hope to roll out some new tricks to make your experience of CC even more enriching.

Best,

Me.

FEBRUARY UPDATE!!!

For some reason this post has gotten an inordiant number of hits in the last few days (February 12 – 16). I can only assume that is because of widespread rumors that foreigners are fleeing Dubai and the Emriati debtors’ prisons. The New York Times wrote an article about it on February 11. If you want to read my reflections on my trip to Dubai over New Years, you can find the essays here:

Dubai — the world of tomorrow (and yesterday)

Dubai — where West eats meat

The UAE: Turning sunlight into gold

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