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Fire races up Dubai high-rise near world’s tallest building

A fire broke out in a 35-storey building near Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, on Monday morning. It was not immediately clear if...

Tens of thousands of cyclists ride on skyscraper-lined superhighway in Dubai

For a few brief hours, the skyscraper-lined superhighway that cuts through the centre of Dubai emptied of the cars always clogging it to give...

Chinese firm tests electric flying taxi in Dubai

A Chinese firm tested an electric flying taxi in Dubai on Monday, offering a glimpse of futuristic technology that could one day whisk people...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan appointed as UAE president

Rulers in the United Arab Emirates have announced they have unanimously appointed Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as president. The state-run WAM news agency...

Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

Auction house Sotheby’s Dubai has unveiled a diamond that is literally from out of this world. Sotheby’s calls the 555.55-carat black diamond – believed to...

UAE working week will change to Monday-Friday

The official working week in the United Arab Emirates is moving to Monday to Friday. The change will bring the Islamic nation, which is home...

Expo 2020 opens in Dubai with spectacular ceremony

The Middle East’s first World Fair featuring 192 nations has begun in Dubai with a spectacular opening ceremony. Named Expo 2020, the event was postponed...

Baby sharks bred at luxury Dubai hotel’s aquarium released into Persian Gulf

A team of conservationists at Dubai’s luxury Atlantis Hotel are releasing baby sharks bred in the aquarium into the open sea. As part of an...

Arrests made in Dubai after naked women seen posing on balcony

Police in Dubai arrested a group of people on charges of public debauchery, authorities said, over a widely shared video that showed naked women...

Dubai’s deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum dies aged 75

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the deputy ruler of Dubai and the finance minister of the United Arab Emirates, has died, his brother...

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