A close up of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dubai in December 1987 shorty after it opened. At the time the Hyatt was the newest and most modern hotel in the entire Middle East. (Photo Norbert Schiller)

The War Years Part II: Dubai Reinvents Luxury In The Sky

In October of 1987 I boarded an Emirates airline flight from Cairo to Dubai for what I thought was going to be a one-month rotation to cover the “tanker war” that was raging in the Persian Gulf. My colleague, who had been covering the conflict since U.S. President Ronald Reagan had agreed to reflag 11 […]

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