Abu Dhabi’s Hopes for Its Giant Arts District

“Saadiyat [Island] is more than a tourist initiative. … The cultural district project aims to redefine and reposition Abu Dhabi’s place in the world, and it will also force us to think in a new way about the Middle East. Can a region that has become a watchword, in Western circles, for intransigent problems and violence once more become an energizing cultural force?”

Source: Financial Times via Slate 02/20/11