Onward

An update from M.B.A. student Kenny R.: Let me tell you a little something about the United Arab Emirates: they really like roundabouts here. It’s not that they like driving around in circles. Far from it. They like roundabouts because the junctions allow drivers to avoid stopping for a light or a sign every time they reach an intersection. Instead, drivers aggressively merge into the swirling rush of traffic before rocketing back out into side streets, down which they roar as quickly as possible. This civil engineering quirk reveals more than just the UAE driving habits. It’s also a glimpse into the emirates’ psyche. The UAE is a small nation that’s stigmatized both for being backward and hurtling toward the [...]