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Dubai opens world’s tallest hotel

Dubai beat its own record on Sunday as it announced the opening of the world’s new tallest hotel. The gleaming gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel towers above the Dubai skyline, standing at 1,168 feet (356m), or nearly a quarter of a mile, tall. The city-state, one of seven sheikhdoms that make up the energy-rich United Arab Emirates, aims to attract 20 million visitors annually by 2020 when it hosts the global […]

Dubai will awe you in more ways than you can think of!

Board an Emirates flight and all the complaints that one is accustomed to in most budget airlines are instantly sidelined. Comfort and luxury set in as you prepare to take off. You land at a spectacular airport, drenched in glitz and pomp. This is Dubai, the city that literally spells luxury. There is something very extraordinary about this city — its magnificence and incredible infrastructure — marked by all things […]

India's Wealthiest Are Running To Dubai And Singapore To Hide Their Black Money

A harsh black money law is believed to have triggered an exodus of several wealthy Indians to destinations like Dubai and Singapore, according to an informal email and text messages exchanged by traders in Mumbai’s financial markets on Tuesday. A leading tax professional said that many of these people with undisclosed offshore bank accounts are exploiting loopholes in tax and foreign exchange laws. reporterUsing their contacts they are arranging job […]

Snowmen declared anti-Islamic by prominent Saudi Arabian cleric

DUBAI: A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.   Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country’s north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play […]

Dubai to build world's largest airport

The proposed new airport will have five runways which will be simultaneously operational, all A380-compatible with a length of 4.5 km each To further secure its position as the world’s aviation hub, Dubai Airports is building a whopping $32-billion greenfield airport at the upcoming Dubai World Central, 30 km off the present international airport which already is the second busiest in the world. The proposed new airport will become the […]

U.S. Navy: 2012 Dubai Shooting Was Within Rules Of Engagement

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Navy sailors aboard a supply vessel acted within rules of engagement last year when they fired on a small boat approaching at high speed off Dubai, killing one Indian fisherman and wounding three others, according to a Navy investigation made public Monday. The July 2012 incident has been described by Navy officials as “regrettable,” but it also highlighted the heightened security to protect vessels […]