Tag: Dubai

Dubai Police Question British Daredevil Over Skyscraper Climbs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A British daredevil known for his vertigo-inspiring online videos chronicling his climbs up buildings and construction cranes was interrogated by Dubai police over his recent ascents in the sheikhdom, authorities said Sunday. James Kingston’s interrogation

Space Invaders: United Arab Emirates Plans a Colony for Mars

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced plans to colonize Mars. The ambitious aim is contained in a statement titled the “Mars 2117 Project” which at its final stage involves building the first habitable human settlement on the red planet by 2117.

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Saudi Academic: End Gender Segregation In Islam

TEL AVIV – A Saudi academic has called on Muslims to adapt themselves to the modern age by reforming mosques to be more like churches, with mixed prayers, seating and dim lighting, and to change the “fanatical and sexualized” perception

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Fire Safety Concerns Emerge Following Dubai Skyscraper Blaze

The companies that built most of the mega-skyscrapers in Dubai have “non-fire-rated exterior panels,” which means they may not be structurally sufficient in the wake of a blaze akin to the fire that occurred at the Address Downtown Hotel on New Year’s Eve, UAE’s The National reports.