Falconry is an centuries-old tradition in the Gulf — but one man is adapting the sport with modern technology. Jon Jensen reports.
Bringing ‘banned’ street art to Dubai’s gleaming walls
First published on CNN International on June 2, 2016. By Jon Jensen DUBAI – It boasts the Guinness world record for hosting the longest graffiti scroll in the world — but unlike other major metropolises, don’t expect to see much street art in Dubai. That’s because graffiti is illegal in the United Arab Emirates. Aside from dust … Read More
Inside a military drone market
CNN’s Jon Jensen visits UMEX 2016, the unmanned expo in Abu Dhabi, where all sorts of military-grade unmanned vehicle you can imagine, whether it’s for air, land or sea, are under the same roof.
Oil crash leaves Gulf graduates panicked and confused
When Rameez Tariq began studying mechanical engineering four years ago, he thought getting a job after graduation would be relatively easy in a city such as Dubai.
Job losses in UAE’s oil sector
CNN’s Jon Jensen talks to one family who is suffering financial loss as the oil industry takes a hit in the UAE.
Nepal hiker: ‘I felt like I was going to die’
Hikers tell CNN about their decision to make a dangerous six-hour trek for help after a massive earthquake strikes Nepal. CNN’s Jon Jensen reports. First aired on CNN International on April 29, 2015.
Fire flames scorch Dubai’s iconic Torch tower
A massive fire that lit up a Dubai skyscraper is out, but officials say they don’t know how it started. CNN’s Jon Jensen reports.
Ice Hockey in the UAE?
CNN’s Jon Jensen meets the Ice Hockey team living and growing up in one of the hottest places on the planet.
Inside the World’s Largest Mall
Take a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the Dubai Mall, the largest shopping center on the planet. With 75 million visitors each year, maintaining this city within a city is no easy task.
Cleaning the world’s tallest building
Migrant workers are responsible for cleaning the 24,000 panes of glass that cover the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. CNN’s Jon Jensen looks at what it takes to keep the building in top condition.
Bored of F1 and NASCAR? Try dune bashing, the UAE’s extreme motorsport
CNN’s Jon Jensen reports on an unusual competition in one of the most remote places in the UAE.
The best of Inside the Middle East 2013
CNN’s Sara Sidner looks back at some of the most memorable stories covered this year.