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The world’s tallest observation wheel is opening in Dubai next month

Ferris wheels were once the center of the town fair. Now they are key parts of major metropolitan skylines. But none can top the heights of the Ain Dubai — meaning “Dubai Eye” in Arabic — which is scheduled to open on Oct. 21.  With a height of 820 feet, it will be the tallest […]

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UAE announces 50 initiatives to boost economy, but businesses await more details

Commuters drive along Sheikh Zayed Road past commercial and residential properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Christopher Pike | Bloomberg | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates has launched a series of programs to stimulate and diversify its economy, seeking to attract some $150 billion in new foreign investment in […]

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World’s 20 best airlines are named by air safety website

Travelers who are on the fence about flying again may want to check out a new list of the world’s best airlines. The airline safety website AirlineRatings.com published its list of “Top Airlines in the World,” which traditionally ranks carriers by safety, in-flight service, passenger comfort and flight routes. But this year, new judging criteria […]

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Saudi Arabia, UAE reach compromise over oil output deal, says source

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have reached a compromise over OPEC+ oil policy, giving the UAE a higher production baseline and paving the way for extending a pact on remaining supply curbs to the end of 2022, an OPEC+ source said on Wednesday. The UAE’s baseline, the level from which cuts under the […]

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Dubai sets a world record: A 200-foot deep pool with a ‘sunken city’

Dubai is already home to the world’s tallest building. Now it can lay claim to the world’s deepest diving pool too. Deep Dive Dubai opened on July 7, just 10 days after being named the world’s deepest diving pool by the Guinness World Records. The new indoor pool is nearly 200 feet deep and holds […]

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Six vaccinated countries have high Covid infection rates. Five of them rely on Chinese vaccines

Covid-19 vaccines by Chinese firms Sinopharm (left) and Sinovac arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on June 8, 2021. Sovannara | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Among countries with both high vaccination rates and high rates of Covid-19 infection, most rely on vaccines made in China, a CNBC analysis shows. The […]

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Oil prices jump to multiyear highs after OPEC+ talks yield no production deal

Oil pumping jacks, also known as “nodding donkeys”, operate in an oilfield near Almetyevsk, Tatarstan, Russia, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oil jumped to its highest level in nearly three years on Monday after talks between OPEC and its oil-producing allies were postponed indefinitely, with the group failing […]

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UAE approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use – ET HealthWorld

The United Arab Emirates has approved Moderna Inc‘s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, the fifth vaccine to receive such approval by the Gulf Arab state, the health ministry said in a statement on state news agency WAM on Sunday. The UAE, the region’s tourism, trade and business hub, has had one of the world’s fastest […]

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Three Middle East countries led the world on vaccines early. Then they went in different directions

Two women in face masks walk along a shopping area on April 19, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Francois Nel | Getty Images News | Getty Images Vaccination campaigns in several Middle East nations raced ahead of the rest of the world at the beginning of 2021. Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain […]

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