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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 12:03 GMT
BBC News meets the next generation as change meets tradition in the Middle East.


Youth are playing a key role in the country's fledgling democracy movement.

Female pop singers are causing controversy with raunchy music videos.

Sex outside wedlock is a social no-no - but not necessarily uncommon.


Underwear on sale in Cairo Mall


A look at the changing world of dating and courtship in the conservative UAE.

Young women are overturning a patriarchal culture to find their feet in the workplace.

Calls for democratic reform spark little enthusiasm among the young in booming Dubai.


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