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Dubai's vast Expo 2020 site rises from the desert

Dubai - With a year to go until the Expo 2020 trade fair, the mammoth venue in Dubai's desert is currently a tangle of steel, concrete and dust.

High hopes as Dubai marks one-year countdown to Expo 2020

Dubai - Fireworks exploded over Dubai's skyline on Sunday to mark the one-year countdown to Expo 2020, a big-budget global trade fair the glitzy emirate's rulers hope will restore its flagging fortunes.

Dubai seeks investment to bolster flagging economy

Dubai - With the highest tower in the world, grand commercial centres and artificial islands, Dubai projects an image of prosperity, even as the city-state races to court investors to bolster a flagging economy.

Israel to take part in Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai - At least 192 countries will attend Dubai's Expo 2020 innovation fair, organisers said Thursday, with the Paris-based global body for the mega-events confirming Israel was among the invitees.

Dubai budget airline flydubai loses $43.5m in 2018

Dubai - Dubai budget carrier flydubai chalked up a loss of $43.5 million in 2018, it said Wednesday, as airlines across the Gulf struggle with mounting costs and political tensions.

UAE releases first pictures of 'runaway' princess

Dubai - The UAE released Monday the first photos of a runaway princess since her attempted escape from the emirate months ago, as it sought to confirm she is at home with family.

Diamond-trimmed stilettos go on sale for $17 mn in Dubai

Dubai - Gold, silk and hundreds of diamonds: a Dubai-based shoemaker has debuted what it says is the world's most expensive pair of shoes -- with a whopping $17 million price tag.

UAE announces first astronauts to go to space

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai's ruler said Monday.

Emirates airline profit more than doubles on cargo demand

Dubai - Leading Middle East airline Emirates said on Wednesday its net profits had more than doubled last year, mainly on improved cargo business.

Tales of international intrigue after Dubai princess's failed escape

Paris - A detained Emirate princess, a yacht seized by Indian soldiers in international waters, a Frenchman being held in Luxembourg -- accounts from key players in the attempted escape by a daughter of the ruler of Dubai have all the hallmarks of a geopolitic...

British inner-city teacher named world's best, wins $1 million prize

Dubai - Briton Andria Zafirakou, who works in a school in one of the UK's poorest areas, on Sunday won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2018 at a star-studded ceremony in Dubai.

Drowning caused Bollywood superstar Sridevi's death: Dubai police

Dibai - Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, who died in Dubai at the weekend aged 54, drowned in her hotel bathtub after passing out, Dubai police said Monday.

Dubai rings in New Year with laser spectacular

Dibai - Dubai celebrated the New Year Sunday with a spectacular midnight laser show at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world.

Dubai property giant Emaar profits surge on high sales

Dibai - Dubai construction giant Emaar Properties posted a sharp rise in third quarter profits Sunday as residential sales in the glitzy emirate gathered steam.

Dubai police adopt three new cutting edge tech devices

Dubai - Dubai police have adopted a new crime fighting instrument that can be a drone or a hoverbike. Earlier this year they introduced a robocop and robocop cars.

Dubai announces launch of massive Mars Science City project

Dubai - The AED$500 million (US$140 million) simulation of a city on the Martian surface will cover 1.9 million square feet, making it the largest space stimulation city ever built and will provide a viable and realistic model to simulate living on Mars.

Fire erupts in Dubai residential highrise

Dibai - A fire erupted in a residential highrise in Dubai Sunday, authorities said, days after a blaze tore through a tower across the street.

Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper The Torch

Dibai - Panicked residents fled one of the tallest towers in the glitzy Gulf city state of Dubai early on Friday after a fire ripped through it, the second blaze to hit the skyscraper in as many years.

Traditional dhow boat race retraces Gulf pearl route

Dibai - More than 120 traditional dhows retraced a centuries-old pearl diving route off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for an annual boat race.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Dubai airport says still top for international traffic

Dibai - Dubai International cemented its title as the world's busiest airport for international passengers in 2016, with a 7.2 percent increase in traveller numbers to 83.6 million, its operator said Tuesday.

British woman arrested in Dubai after reporting she'd been raped

Dubai - A British woman was arrested in Dubai after she told police she was raped. She is now facing charges of extramarital sex.

Drone halts traffic at Dubai airport, third incident in five months

Dubai - A drone forced Dubai international airport, one of the world's busiest, to halt air traffic for an hour and a half Saturday evening, the third such incident in less than five months.

Blaze rips through 75-storey Dubai skyscraper

Dubai - Fire ripped through a 75-storey Dubai apartment block on Wednesday, forcing police to evacuate the area in the latest of a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf state.

Dubai plans world’s biggest solar power plant

Dubai announced it will build the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant that will generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030.

Dubai building tower taller than Burj Khalifa

Another iconic landmark will soon rise in Dubai as plans are underway to build a tower in the emirate taller than the Burj Khalifa.

Singer Jae Franklin releases new solo single 'Weary' Special

Back in school, Jae and her sister were in a band called 'Girls Tyme' with classmates Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland. Digital Journal asked the Houston-born star about her new single and about her memories of that time.

Dubai probes cause of massive New Year's Eve hotel fire

Dubai - Smoke was still rising from a 63-storey luxury hotel in Dubai on Friday as authorities worked to determine the cause of a spectacular fire that engulfed the building on New Year's Eve.
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Taking a ride on a traditional water-taxi, or abra, is a great way to see a different perspective of the historic town in Dubai.
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Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have launched the Mars Science City project.
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Following the local Sheikh mohammed Center tour guides, dressed in traditional clothing, through the Historic Town of Dubai.
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The Mars Science City is just one of many designs readying mankind for its first missions missions to the Red Planet.
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Vice President  Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktou...
Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have launched the Mars Science City project.
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The walls of the museum will be 3D printed using sand from the Emirati desert.
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Construction cranes are seen near Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world in Dubai
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Fireworks light up the Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building, in Dubai to celebrate 2013.
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Fireworks display in Dubai to ring in 2013.
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