• Reading Levels 1 - 5
Politics | Economics | Citizenship

How did Abu Dhabi go from rags to riches?

A sea of skyscrapers rises out of the desert. This is Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE and one of the wealthiest cities in the world. But not so long ago, visiting Abu Dhabi would have been a drastically different experience. This short video from the BBC World Service charts Abu Dhabi's Rags to Riches story.

Continue Reading

The Day is an independent, online, subscription-based news publication for schools, focusing on the big global issues beneath the headlines. Our dedicated newsroom writes news, features, polls, quizzes, translations… activities to bring the wider world into the classroom. Through the news we help children and teachers develop the thinking, speaking and writing skills to build a better world. Our stories are a proven cross-curricular resource published at five different reading levels for ages 5 to 19. The Day has a loyal and growing membership in over 70 countries and its effectiveness is supported by case studies and teacher endorsements.

Start your free trial Already have an account? Log in / register