Why didn't the Arab Spring spread to the United Arab Emirates? Simple answer: Life is good.
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, the tiny Persian Gulf emirate which sits atop a sea of oil, may finally be feeling the fallout from the global financial crisis.
Economic prosperity helps distance the U.A.E. from popular dissatisfaction gripping the Middle East.
As revolutionary spirit and regime changes grip the Middle East, many commentators debate whether long-term ripple effects will impact the entire region.