The Emirati teen Zahra Lari made figure skating history in 2012, by becoming the first figure skater from the Gulf to compete in an international competition and also the first to do so wearing the hijab.
The Embassy of the United Arab Emirate in Kuwait City by an unknown Kuwait architect . It was photographed by Arup Associates to analyze how Arab architecture in the Gulf has been affected by a rapid pace in economic development and infrastructural modernization. In this example, they observed how the traditional motifs and style found on Khaleeji mud brick structures were combined with those of other Islamic lands, such as the muqarnas borders. These motifs were then simplified and reflected on a basic marble structure.