Dubai's annual al-Gaffal race returns after Covid suspension
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.
Munich hits back over Dubai Oktoberfest plans
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.
Dubai launches world's tallest swing ride
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.
Dubai's double standards put Sheikh Maktoum under pressure
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.
Escaping coronavirus lockdowns, tourists flock to Dubai
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.
UAE's tourism sector gets a shot in the arm as Israelis flock to Dubai
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.
Police charge ex-Imo governor Ohakim with fraud, Covid-19: Nigeria records zero deaths in three days and more
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Hanan Buhari's wedding: Aisha Buhari expresses anger at Bulama Mustapha's wedding cartoon
Nigeria's first lady, Aisha Buhari is angry at the moment. The controversial first lady is attacking a popular Daily Trust cartoonist, Bulama Mustapha, over a cartoon on the wedding of her daughter, Hanan. In the cartoon, Mustapha depicted the First Lady holding up the wedding invite of her daughter while Nigerians drowned in a pool of blood with a message: “At least you can enjoy the pictures”.
Watch Sacha Jafri's world-record 21,000 square feet art for humanity project
Sacha Jafri, a British artist, has taken over the ballroom of a luxury hotel in Dubai to produce the largest painting ever created on canvas. The 1,980-square-meter (over 21,000 square feet) artwork will be cut into separate panels, which the painter is auctioning off in the hope of raising $30 million for charity.
Nigeria's Labour ministry denies complicity in human trafficking, India to mass produce COVID-19 vaccine and more
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