Dubai International Marine Club hosted the Gulf emirate’s international Boat Show.
The Dubai World Superseries Finals badminton tournament takes place from Dec. 14 to 18 at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai. More →
The Ras al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is Dubai’s only desert wetland. It occupies about 2.4 square miles on the banks of Dubai Creek and comprises of mudflats, lagoons, pools and mangroves.
A fire broke out in a residential building near Dubai’s massive New Year’s Eve fireworks display. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper at 828 meters (905 yards).
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With its glistening skyscrapers and man-made waterways, Dubai Marina is a playground for the rich.
Dubai’s rapid transformation from a desert outpost into one of the world’s most architecturally stunning cities is mapped out in the Marina. What 15 years ago was mostly empty land is today a bustling neighborhood with a skyline that pierces through the clouds.
More than 150 high-rise buildings, stacked row after row, make up this 50 million square foot (4.65 million square meter) waterfront neighborhood built around a man-made canal where the wealthy park their yachts.
The area is sometimes referred to as the Manhattan of the Middle East and some of its buildings are promoted by realtors as having “Manhattan-style” architecture and amenities. A 12,400 square foot (1,152 square meter) apartment in the Marina was put on the market this year for a cool 56 million dirhams, or about $15.25 million.
Dubai’s rapid transformation from a desert outpost into one of the world’s most architecturally stunning cities is mapped out in the Marina. Where just 15 years ago there was empty, flat land, today a bustling neighborhood thrives centered around a canal and an impressive skyline that pierces through the clouds.
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Nov. 18 Photo Brief: Indonesian volcano erupts, Dubai Airshow and more aid, normalcy sought following Typhoon Haiyan
Indonesian volcano erupts, Dubai Airshow and more aid, normalcy sought following Typhoon Haiyan in today’s daily brief.