Bringing ‘banned’ street art to Dubai’s gleaming walls

June 2, 2016

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

How do you capture a monsoon?

October 3, 2014 No Comments

CNN’s Inside the Middle East team climbed the hills of southern Oman to try and capture a local weather phenomenon: a monsoon in the desert.

Ice Hockey in the UAE?

September 3, 2014 No Comments

CNN’s Jon Jensen meets the Ice Hockey team living and growing up in one of the hottest places on the planet.

Bedouins thrive in ‘God-like’ desert

May 8, 2014 No Comments

Inside the Middle East explores Wadi Rum, a stunning expanse of windswept valleys and gorges made famous 100 years ago by the visit – and subsequent writings – of British army officer T.E. Lawrence. Reported and produced by Jon Jensen in Wadi Rum, Jordan. First aired on CNN International on May 8, 2014. Don’t miss Part … Read More

Capturing the beauty of Wadi Rum

May 6, 2014 No Comments

CNN’s Jon Jensen and Alasdair Skene were faced with the daunting task of how to capture the beauty of Jordan’s Wadi Rum. First aired on CNN International on May 6, 2014.

Inside the World’s Largest Mall

March 5, 2014 No Comments

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

February 14, 2014 No Comments

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.