Dubai Marina challenges Middle East preconceptions

Jul 4, 2015

Dubai Marina challenges Middle East preconceptions


First-time visitors are often surprised to discover that beyond Dubai’s atmospheric creekside bazaars and rows of skyscrapers leading up to tallest-of-them-all Burj Khalifa lies yet another dense cluster of ultra-high architecture shimmering like a mirage in the distance. That waterfront city within a city, ...

May 4, 2015

Air Arabia jetliner diverted to UAE airbase after blast warning

An Air Arabia airliner flying from Kuwait to the United Arab Emirates was diverted to a UAE military airbase on Sunday after a passenger warned the plane was about to explode, the UAE state news agency WAM reported. The aircraft was boarded after landing ...

Dec 23, 2014

Al-Jazeera shuts Egypt channel as Doha-Cairo tensions thaw

Qatar’s Al-Jazeera network said Monday it was “temporarily” closing its Egypt-dedicated channel, accused of bias toward the banned Muslim Brotherhood, a day after the Gulf state pledged support for Cairo. The decision appeared to be a direct result of a thaw between Doha and ...

Oct 16, 2014

Dubai isolates traveler from Liberia over Ebola signs

Dubai health authorities quarantined Wednesday an air passenger who arrived from Liberia after he showed symptoms of Ebola, in the first suspected infection registered in the Gulf region. The United Arab Emirates health ministry said the man who traveled from Liberia through Morocco had ...

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

Aug 18, 2014

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub. His look may have been a step ...