Is Dubai losing its shine?
19 November 2018 | 8:48 am
Developers are plowing ahead with new builds, but growth in Dubai has noticeably slowed. Real Estate prices are plunging and the stock market is having its worst year since 2008.
6 Oct 2020
Dubai's Safari Park reopens its doors after a two-year expansion, as the emirate seeks to boost its hard-hit tourism sector amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 119-hectare (294-acre) attraction, which is built on the site of a former waste dump, first opened its gates to the public in December 2017, but abruptly closed five months later for "park improvements".
11 Dec 2020
Flying taxis, a human-like robot singing to visitors while others dance to techno music: Dubai hosts the biggest technology and communication event in the Middle East, GITEX, with more than 1,200 companies from over 60 countries, including Israel, showing off their latest gadgets.
16 Jan 2021
Despite COVID-19, up to 50,000 Israelis have been flying to Dubai since last November. The UAE is adapting to the new clientele as mutual business interests start to take off.
19 Jan 2021
As much of the world tightens lockdowns to stem coronavirus, Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape -- despite a sharp rise in cases. While mask-wearing and social distancing are strictly enforced, life in the tourism-reliant emirate looks much like normal, with its restaurants, hotels and mega-malls open for business. Daily detected cases hover in the mid-3,000s across the United Arab Emirates, which has a population of under 10 million, with 745 deaths from Covid-19 since the pandemic began.
22 Feb 2021
The United Arab Emirate's carefully administered public image is taking a different turn. Growing calls for evidence that Princess Latifa is alive reflect the Emirate's double standards on human rights.
22 Feb 2021
An amusement park in Dubai launches world's tallest sky flyer, which is "as tall as the pyramid of Giza" according to the park manager.
21 Mar 2021
Despite media reports to the contrary, travel agents say there's no such thing as vaccine tourism in Dubai right now. But, they add, that could change.
2 May 2021
April's full moon, known as the "Super Pink Moon", was seen across the globe on Tuesday, April 27.
9 May 2021
The city of Munich has released a terse statement distancing itself from reports about an Oktoberfest event in Dubai. Other businesses expressed bewilderment with the plans.
18 May 2021
Nigerian businesses say the cost of construction has soared due to rising cement prices. Lawmakers have criticised the dominance of three large firms in the country's cement industry amid price rises they said impedes construction that is critical to economic recovery. They have called for looser licensing rules to attract new entrants.
7 Jun 2021
Sailors participate in al-Gaffal race, the annual long-distance dhow sailing competition meant to honour the lost tradition of pearl diving, after it was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The race departs from Sir Abu Nuair island, about 103 kilometres west of Dubai, and finishes in Dubai's Bluewaters Island.
14 Jun 2021
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