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.
Finding Happiness in the UAE
CNN’s Jon Jensen reports on the UAE’s focus on improving the quality of life for its citizens with a new cabinet position, a Minister of Happiness.
Is this the world’s ugliest sports car?
Qatar’s first homegrown supercar feels the heat for its distinctive design. Jon Jensen reports. First aired on CNN International on February 8, 2016. By Jon Jensen, CNN and Thomas Page, for CNN ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Luxury sports cars are a common sight on the streets of wealthy Gulf states. It’s not uncommon to drive alongside … Read More
Middle East gulf states criticised in refugee crisis
The United Arab Emirates has pledged more than $130 million for the refugees, but despite this generosity, many think the country should do more. CNN’s Jon Jensen reports.
Escaping the Dubai Hotel Fire
Photographer Dennis Mallari was at the Address Hotel to take pictures of Dubai’s fireworks display when it went up in flames. CNN’s Jon Jensen has his story.
Dubai businesses stand up to Trump’s anti-Muslim motion
CNN’s Jon Jensen explains how Donald Trump’s recent controversial comments about Muslims may hurt his business in Dubai.
Mark Ronson on Making ‘Uptown Funk’
CNN’s Jon Jensen speaks with Grammy-award winning musician and record producer Mark Ronson about what it took to make the top selling album of 2015.
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. First aired on CNN International on February 21, 2015.
Cleaning the world’s tallest building
Migrant workers like Dipak Ghal and Sabash Chander are responsible for cleaning the 24,000 panes of glass that cover the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. CNN’s Jon Jensen looks at what it takes to keep Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in top condition. First aired on CNN International on February 14, 2014.
Protecting ‘blue gold’ from piracy
Reported and produced by Jon Jensen for CNN’s Marketplace Africa in the Seychelles; first aired on CNN International on May 22, 2013. PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles — The pristine waters of the Seychelles, a glittering necklace of coralline and granitic islands scattered on the Indian Ocean, have long beguiled jet-setters and eco-conscious visitors from around the … Read More