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Dubai Airport Briefly Halts Flights over Drone Sighting

Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international travel, has briefly halted flights over an alleged drone sighting.

The airport says it halted flights from 10:13 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Friday over "suspected drone activity." It says flights were later resumed.

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Dubai Princess 'Troubled': Former UN Human Rights Chief

A princess who tried to flee the United Arab Emirates months ago is "a troubled young woman", a former UN human rights chief said on Thursday after meeting her this month.

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Delays, Cancellations at Dubai Airport after Crash-Landing

Delays and flight cancellations persisted Thursday at Dubai International Airport, a day after an Emirates airliner suffered a crash-landing that saw all 300 people onboard survive while a firefighter was killed.

The cause of the crash-landing of Flight No. EK521, a Boeing 777-300 coming from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram, also remained unclear.

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Passengers Flee Emirates Plane after Dubai Crash-Landing

Hundreds of passengers fled an Emirates airliner that crash-landed and caught fire in Dubai Wednesday, resulting in the death of a firefighter and a four-hour shutdown of the busy airport but no other fatalities.

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2 Turkish Generals Serving in Afghanistan Held in UAE after Coup

Two Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan have been detained in Dubai on suspicion of links to the July 15 failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish official said Tuesday.

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Electrical Fault behind Dubai NYE Hotel Fire

A spectacular fire that engulfed a luxury Dubai hotel hours before New Year's celebrations was caused by an electrical fault, police said Wednesday, ruling out any criminal activity.

"It was an accident due to an electrical short circuit," Dubai police chief Khamis al-Muzainah told reporters.

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'One Hour, then that's it': Dubai Fire Survivor Hangs from Balcony

Grasping the edge of a balcony 48 stories from the ground, just meters away from a raging fire, the photographer thought he may not live to see 2016.

"One hour, then that's it, I'm dead," he thought as he stood on the tiny sill of a balcony in Dubai's luxury The Address Downtown hotel, attached by a rope to a massive window-cleaning platform.

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Dubai Probes Cause of Massive New Year's Eve Hotel Fire

Investigators in Dubai were working Friday to determine the cause of a spectacular fire that engulfed a 63-story luxury hotel on New Year's Eve three hours before midnight.

The huge blaze at The Address Downtown hotel erupted around 9:00 pm (1700 GMT) on Thursday, sparking panic but no reports of serious injuries.

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Huge Fire Erupts at Dubai Hotel, Site of New Year Celebrations

A huge fire ripped through a luxury Dubai hotel on Thursday near the world's tallest tower, where people were gathering to watch New Year's Eve celebrations, police said.

The Dubai government media office tweeted that a "fire has been reported in the Address Downtown hotel. Authorities are currently on-site to address the incident swiftly and safely".

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Salam in UAE, Pays Condolences to Dubai Ruler

Prime Minister Tammam Salam traveled on Sunday to the United Arab Emirates where he paid condolences to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Ruler of Dubai over the death of his eldest son.

Education Minister Elias Bou Saab accompanied Salam in his visit, the National News Agency said.

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