Sixteen Drew students, two professors and a lone magazine editor travel through the UAE—and take turns blogging. The three-week journey comes on the heels of a semester-long course called “Global Business in the United Arab Emirates,” taught by Nora Colton and Carlos Yordán. The thrust of the course and its companion seminar is to examine economic development in the UAE, including the relationship between the state and the market, trends in employment, equity markets and Islamic banking and the challenge of globalization.