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Futuristic skyline: Dubai dreams of ‘flying taxis’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept 30, (Agencies): With a whirling buzz from 18 rotors, the pilotless helicopter gently lifted off the ground and soared up into the afternoon sky, the spire of the world’s tallest building visible behind it. The recent unmanned flight by the German-made electric Volocopter represents the …

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Blaze at 87-story Torch Tower put out

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug 5, (AP): Police in Dubai reopened the streets around one of the world’s tallest residential skyscrapers after firefighters put out a blaze that erupted early Friday in the high-rise, forcing residents to evacuate in the middle of the night and sending chunks of debris plummeting …

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Al-Jarallah, Behbehani congratulate Dubai sheikhs, officials

Duo visit Hamdan bin Rashid, Hasher bin Maktoum, Dhahi Khalfan, Khalaf Al-Habtoor KUWAIT CITY, June 15: The Editorin- Chief of Arab Times and Al-Seyassah newspapers and the Dean of Journalism Ahmad Al-Jarallah, accompanied with his colleague, the Editor-in-Chief of “Al-Khaleej” magazine Ahmad Ismail Behbehani, visited Dubai few days ago to …

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Robocop in Dubai

A robotic policeman which can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence has joined Dubai’s police force and will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government programme aimed at replacing some human crime fighters with machines. If the “Robocop” experiment is successful, Dubai Police says it …

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First Robocop joins Dubai police force

Ready to engage with millions DUBAI, May 23: Dubai Police has welcomed a new member on to its force. He doesn’t need a visa, medical insurance or hours of training, and he is ready to engage with Dubais residents and millions of tourists across the city’s streets. The worlds first …

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Fire engulfs Dubai tower

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 2, (AP): An inferno burned early Sunday in a highrise tower complex being built alongside Dubai’s largest mall, its thick black smoke shrouding the world’s tallest building nearby in this desert metropolis where skyscraper blazes remain a worry. Though authorities said the fire caused no …

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Dubai joins Kuwait to mark National Day – Burj Khalifa to display Kuwaiti fl ag

DUBAI, Feb 23: Dubai will join the State of Kuwait in celebrating its National Day and Liberation Day on Saturday by displaying the state’s national flag and offering various tourism options to those visiting the emirate, reports the Gulf News. Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building and one of the …

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Dubai plans ‘drone taxi’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb 13, (AP): Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger- carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July. The arrival of the Chinesemade EHang 184 — which already has had its flying debut over Dubai’s iconic, sail-shaped Burj …

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Dubai announces tougher fire rules after huge tower blazes – ‘Builders have to carry out maintenance on cladding panels’

DUBAI, Jan 22, (Agencies): Dubai on Sunday announced tougher fire rules in a bid to minimise risks after several spectacular blazes that have ripped through skyscrapers in the modern Gulf emirate. Major fires have hit Dubai high-rises in recent years and spread quickly, mostly due to flammable material used in …

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Dubai drops Briton’s case

DUBAI, Nov 23, (AFP): Prosecutors in Dubai said they have dropped the case against a British woman who had faced possible charges of extramarital sex after accusing two compatriots of rape. A video obtained from the mobile telephone of one of the two men provided evidence that the act “happened …

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