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.Full Story
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.Full Story
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.Full Story
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.Full Story
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.Full Story
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.Full Story
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".Full Story
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.Full Story
Dubai police said Wednesday that a report of an Asian woman drowning after her father blocked lifeguards from rescuing her, which was widely discussed on social media, dated from nearly two decades ago.
The report, first published by the Dubai-based Emirates 24/7 news website and picked up by several media including Agence France Presse, quoted a police official as saying the father had blocked lifeguards from saving his daughter because it would "dishonor" her to be touched by strange men.Full Story
An Emirates A380 plane with more than 500 people on board had to make an emergency landing in Sri Lanka on Friday due to a "technical fault", aviation officials said.
The aircraft was en route to Dubai from Sydney when it was diverted to Colombo, where it landed safely early on Friday morning.Full Story