United Arab Emirates

Pyrrhic Manoeuvres Among the Gulf States

They thought they could break tiny Qatar with bluster and pressure. But now as the Gulf crisis stretches on, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates may be doing more damage to themselves than to Qatar.

A view of the skyline in Doha, Qatar's capital.
Students at the Abu Dhabi Science Festival
The Gulf After Oil

The United Arab Emirates is hoping a well-educated population will drive its economic diversification following a recent overhaul of its school curriculum - but will over-work in the teaching profession get in the way?