Uber eyes 2020 'flying car' launch in Dubai, Dallas

Apr 26, 2017

Uber eyes 2020 'flying car' launch in Dubai, Dallas

Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020. The ridesharing giant announced a series of partnerships to manufacture "vertical takeoff and landing" (VTOL) vehicles and ...

Louvre attacker identified as Dubai resident

Feb 9, 2017

Louvre attacker identified as Dubai resident

French investigators on Wednesday confirmed the identity of the 29-year-old Egyptian suspect in last week's machete attack outside the Louvre museum in Paris, a source close to the probe said. Abdallah El-Hamahmy had already been tentatively identified through phone and visa records that matched the ...

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Sep 22, 2016

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world's most popular travel destination this year, according to an annual ranking by global payments and technology company Mastercard released on Thursday. Tourism has been one of the rare bright spots for Thailand, Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, ...

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, known ...