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.
A monsoon that transforms Arabia’s deserts
Find out how the Arabian desert near Salalah in Oman becomes one of the greenest places in the Middle East.
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.
Comedian breaks down barriers
CNN’s Jon Jensen meets Maysoon Zayid, a Palestinian-American comedian who inspires young disabled children in the West Bank.
Obese Emiratis turn to surgery
CNN Inside the Middle East meets Ahmed Al Shamsi, one of many Emiratis who have shed weight after bariatric surgery.
Kuwaitis: The world’s fattest people?
Kuwait’s love affair with fast food has become a health disaster for its population.
Kuwait’s desert: From burning war zone to blooming nature reserve
Can Kuwait restore its desert? CNN Inside the Middle East visits Sabah Al-Ahmed Reserve which experienced one of the biggest environmental disasters of all time.
Faith vs. performance at the Olympics
Ramadan proves challenging for Muslim athletes and weightlifter Khadija Mohammad is torn about fasting during the games. Produced by Jon Jensen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; first aired on CNN International on August 2, 2012.
Sailing for social change
Oman recently welcomed its first professional female sailors, achieving skills in strength, leadership and endurance.
Jordan’s female boxers fight hijab ban
In Amman, Jordan, one female boxer refuses to step into the ring – unless she can fight wearing her headscarf.
Forget cappuccino, Dubai drinkers get a taste for camel-ccino
For centuries, Bedouins relied on camels for transportation. Today, camel milk has become a big commercial opportunity.
Saudi comedians with a digital message
Saudi Arabian comedians are using YouTube and social media to poke fun at social issues.