Dubai plane crash survivor gets lucky again, wins $1 million

Aug 11, 2016

Dubai plane crash survivor gets lucky again, wins $1 million

After he escaped unharmed from the burning wreckage of an Emirates airplane that had crashed during a landing attempt in Dubai, Mohamed Basheer already considered himself lucky. Then came the call telling him he had won $1 million. “I said, ‘Don’t joke!'” the 62-year-old ...

Dubai Marina challenges Middle East preconceptions

Jul 4, 2015

Dubai Marina challenges Middle East preconceptions

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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 ...