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Afghan woman gives birth at 30,000 feet on evacuation flight heading to Birmingham

An Afghan woman fleeing the Taliban gave birth to a baby girl at 30,000 feet while on an evacuation flight destined for Birmingham, United Kingdom. Soman Noori, 26, was on a flight from Dubai to Birmingham, having previously left Kabul, when she went into labour, Turkish Airlines said. With no doctor on board, members of […]

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UAE becomes the second country after Bhutan to accept India’s UPI payment system

The United Arab Emirates based digital banking service and solution provider Mashreq Bank announced their strategic partnership with India’s National Payment Corporation’s International. UAE aims to offer India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system in their country. UPI is India’s very own home grown instant payment system. It was developed by the National Payments Corporation of […]

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Kim Kardashian look-alike jailed for 34 months for smuggling five suitcases full of cash from London airport

A Kim Kardashian-lookalike has been jailed for nearly three years over more than £5million worth of money-laundering offences after she was stopped at Heathrow Airport with five suitcases full of nearly £2million in cash on her way to Dubai. Recruitment consultant Tara Hanlon, 30, who worked for a recruitment firm in Leeds and underwent cosmetic […]

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Two Dubai princesses phone numbers found in Pegasus software hacking list

The phone numbers used by two Dubai princesses have reportedly been found as part of an investigation into the phone hacking spyware known as Pegasus. Princess Latifa is the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya Bint al-Hussain is his former wife. It was early this year reported that she was being held […]

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World’s deepest diving pool with underwater city opens in Dubai

Dubai opened another record-breaking attraction — the world’s deepest dive pool. With a staggering depth of 60 meters , the pool, part of the new Deep Dive Dubai attraction, has stolen the record from Poland’s Deepspot, which has a depth of over 45 meters. The Deep Dive Dubai pool is filled with 14 million liters […]

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Professional boxer Sebastian Eubank dies days before his 30th birthday

Boxer Chris Eubank’s son Sebastian has died days before his 30th birthday. Sebastian had followed his father’s footsteps and become a professional boxer. The British middleweight Eubank Snr said he and his family were “devastated” to hear of his son’s death in Dubai, where he lived. And Chris Eubank Jnr tweeted: “Sorry I wasn’t there to […]

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Princess Latifa: Photograph of missing Dubai princess appears online

A photograph posted this week on two public Instagram accounts purports to show Princess Latifa, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, who has not been seen or heard from in months. The photo appears to show Princess Latifa in a Dubai shopping mall, the Mall of the Emirates (MoE), sitting with two other women. […]

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Princess Latifa: UN calls on UAE to provide ‘concrete’ proof of life of detained princess

The United Nations has called the United Arab Emirates to provide “concrete” proof that Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, the daughter of Dubai’s ruler reportedly being held in detention, is still alive. In a statement issued in Geneva on Tuesday, UN human rights experts also said she should be released “urgently”. Dubai’s royal family has previously […]

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American who smoked weed before boarding plane to Dubai faces 3-year jail term

An American businessman who smoked weed before flying to Dubai has been arrested after traces of the drug were found in his urine. The man now faces three years in jail. Peter Clark, 51, from Las Vegas, had flown to Dubai on February 24 looking for professional recording studios. However, during his first day of […]

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Gulf nations crack down on cafes selling beverages in baby bottles

Cafes across several Gulf Arab states started selling coffee and other cold drinks in baby bottles this month, kicking off a action from officials. The fad began at Einstein Cafe, a slick dessert chain with branches across the region, from Dubai to Kuwait to Bahrain. Instead of ordinary paper cups, the cafe, inspired by pictures […]

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French ‘Jetpack Man’ Vincent Reffet has died in a training accident in Dubai

A stuntman famous for airborne feats using jetpacks and carbon-fibre wing packs has been killed in a training accident in Dubai. Vincent Reffet was part of the company Jetman Dubai. The 36-year-old Frenchman went viral for flights over the Gulf city’s waterfront and the Alps. A statement said Reffet died “during training in Dubai” but […]

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Crown Prince cordons off Mercedes after spotting a bird’s nest on it

The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has earned praise for refusing to use his car after spotting a bird’s nest on it. The nature lover decided to cordon off his Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV. Sheikh Hamdan  recently posted an Instagram story which showed his Mercedes cordoned off with red […]