Friday, March 24, 2017

Dubai

In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 file photo, a general view with an advertising billboard is seen at the Trump International Golf Club main entrance in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

BY JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based developer DAMAC Properties said Wednesday it recently offered $2 billion in deals to President-elect Donald Trump’s company, which rejected them. The developer already has partnered with the Trump Organization to ...
People arrive for the opening of Legoland Dubai, part of the larger Dubai Parks & Resorts project, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Oct. 27, 2016.

BY JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A massive amusement complex in Dubai’s southern desert opened its first park on Monday — a Legoland with interlocking plastic blocks that both model the sheikhdom’s architectural wonders and represent the ...
Journalists and Emirati officials listen to Morgan Parker, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Holding, 1st left front row, as he explains over the architectural model of the “Jumeriah Central” development, a U.S. $ 20 billion project, during a press briefing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A company controlled by Dubai’s ruler has unveiled plans for a vast mixed-use development that will create thousands of new homes and hotel rooms. Developer Dubai Holding said Sunday that work on the new ...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Mideast summer. The company behind the city’s indoor ski slope plans to let guests stay overnight in tents on the man-made ...
In this Thursday May 19, 2016 photo, Dubai police Lt. Saif Sultan Rashed al-Shamsi, who oversees the tourist police's patrol section, pushes down one of the twin scissor doors of the $140,000 BMW i8 during a demonstration in Dubai, United Arab Emirate.

BY JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Image is everything in Dubai — even when fighting crime. Police in this desert metropolis have built up a high-horsepower arsenal of luxury sports cars and SUVs over the years to ...
In this Monday April 25, 2016 photo made available by Dubai Road and Transport Authorities, RTA, a ten-seater driverless car is being test run during the second Middle East and North Africa, MENA, Transport Congress Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

BY JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Already home to the world’s biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants 25 percent of all trips on its roads to be done by ...
In this undated photo made available Sunday, April 24, 2016 by the IMG Worlds of Adventure during their today press conference, the complex is seen with city background in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai will soon have a one-stop destination for families whose tastes run from Spider-Man to velociraptors to the Powerpuff Girls. Local developer Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group said Sunday its new 1.5 million square-foot ...
his undated handout image from the Dubai police, provided Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at their news conference on The Address Downtown fire, shows the exterior of the building after the New Year’s Eve blaze that engulfed the 63-story skyscraper in Dubai.

BY JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Exposed wiring likely sparked the New Year’s Eve blaze that engulfed a 63-story skyscraper in Dubai just hours before a nearby fireworks display at the world’s tallest building, police said Wednesday. ...
In this Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 photo, the burned hulk of The Address Downtown is seen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

BY ADAM SCHRECK and JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Within minutes, the revelry of New Year’s Eve in Dubai turned to horror as those gathered for fireworks downtown watched flames race up the side of one of ...
A fire burns on the Address Downtown skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

BY JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A towering inferno that engulfed a 63-story luxury hotel in Dubai on New Year’s Eve burned on into the first morning of 2016 as firefighters worked to douse its embers on ...
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