Firefighters extinguish blaze at Dubai skyscraper

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that swept through one of the world’s tallest residential buildings in Dubai early on Friday, forcing occupants to flee their homes as burning debris showered down the sides of the 79-storey tower. Dubai’s civil defence authorities said firefighting squads put out the blaze by around[…]

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Study sheds light on the needs of Halal travellers

A new study gives an insight into the current needs and future expectations of ‘halal travellers’ whose importance is growing globally. Halal tourism numbers are expected to hit 150 million in travellers’ volume and collectively spend an estimated $200bn by 2020. A report conducted by UK-based research firm Context Consulting[…]

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Blaze hits Dubai skyscraper

Fire engulfed a 63-storey skyscraper in Dubai on Thursday night, but with the block evacuated and only minor injuries reported authorities went ahead with a New Year’s fireworks display at the world’s tallest building a few hundred meters away. Tongues of flame shot skywards from one side of the luxury[…]

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Construction workers stage rare protest in Dubai

Hundreds of foreign construction workers have staged a rare public protest outside Dubai Mall in a pay dispute with their company, according to witnesses. Authorities deployed riot police on Tuesday to the city’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, where the world’s tallest building is located, blocking some roads while negotiators[…]

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