Flinn Scholars

But it’s a dry heat…

October 19, 2007

By Flinn Foundation

Robin Mead (’97) has been teaching economics at the Dubai American Academy. We asked her if Dubai’s as crazy as the photo essay in this month’s Harper’s makes it look, and she said, Um, yeah.

It’s as hot as Phoenix (but with less rain), skyscrapers are going up round the clock, and they’re putting the finishing touches on 300 artificial islands arranged to look like a world map when viewed from the air–the follow-up on