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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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Cricket Twenty20 World Cup moved to United Arab Emirates from India due to Covid pandemic

The Twenty20 World Cup will be moved to the United Arab Emirates from India due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Indian cricket board official. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it had told the International Cricket Council, the sport’s world body, of its decision to host the event in […]

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Suspended Indian Premier League to be completed in UAE between September and October

The remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was suspended earlier this month, will be completed in the United Arab Emirates in September and October, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. The BCCI also said in a statement on Saturday that they had asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) […]

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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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King Felipe VI of Spain makes veiled remark on self-exiled father’s scandals

King Felipe VI of Spain made veiled remark on his self-exiled father’s scandals in his Christmas address, saying “ethics are above family ties”. The former king, Juan Carlos, fled to Abu Dhabi in August as corruption allegations mounted. He ruled for close to 40 years, before handing power to his son in 2014. This decision […]

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‘Guinness World Records’: Demolition of 144-storey UAE building in 10 seconds

A building in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates named Meena Plaza Towers is now a part of the Guinness World Records for its demolition. The building was 165.032 metre or 541.44 feet in height and had 144 floors. The UAE building achieved the record of the tallest building demolished using explosives (controlled demolition). The record […]

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United States Senate FAILS to block sale of fighter jets, drones and arms worth $23 billion to UAE

United States Senate failed to block the Trump administration’s sale of USD $23 billion advanced fighter jets and drones to the United Arab Emirates. Mr Trump had issued a formal threat to veto congressional efforts to block the planned weapons transfer, which is tied to the UAE’s normalisation of ties with Israel under the “Abraham […]

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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 […]