United Arab Emirates

Everything we know about the princess held hostage in Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum greets the Queen at Royal Ascot in 2016
In Brief

Everything we know about the princess held hostage in Dubai

Princess Latifa tried to flee emirate in 2018 but now ‘fears for her life’ after being captured
17 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August
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Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August

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14 Aug 2020
Israel and the UAE: a fresh start?
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In Depth

Israel and the UAE: a fresh start?

White House hails ‘historic’ diplomatic deal but Palestinian allies are left enraged over annexation ‘betrayal’
14 Aug 2020
Dubai Airport deploys sniffer dogs to detect coronavirus
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Dubai Airport deploys sniffer dogs to detect coronavirus

Passengers arriving in UAE are first in world to undergo ‘Covid K9’ checks
5 Aug 2020
Yemen conflict: whose side is the UAE on?
Aden, Yemen
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Yemen conflict: whose side is the UAE on?

Abu Dhabi provokes condemnation - and confusion - after launching air strikes against its former allies in Aden
30 Aug 2019
Ras al Khaimah: the adventurer’s emirate
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In Review

Ras al Khaimah: the adventurer’s emirate

There’s more to the UAE than retail therapy and poolside lounging
11 Jun 2019
Tosca in Abu Dhabi – a culture vulture’s trip to the UAE
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Tosca in Abu Dhabi – a culture vulture’s trip to the UAE

Abu Dhabi is bidding to be the artistic hub of the Middle East – can it deliver?
10 May 2019

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Dubai Brit facing jail for insulting ex’s wife
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai Brit facing jail for insulting ex’s wife

Londoner Laleh Shahravesh arrested for calling former husband’s new partner a ‘horse’
8 Apr 2019
Brit arrested in UAE ‘for wearing Qatar football shirt’
Ali Issa Ahmad
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Brit arrested in UAE ‘for wearing Qatar football shirt’

Abu Dhabi authorities claim Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, was held for ‘wasting police time’
6 Feb 2019
Matthew Hedges pardoned: how the UAE ‘spying’ case unfolded
Matthew Hedges
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Matthew Hedges pardoned: how the UAE ‘spying’ case unfolded

Durham University PhD student was detained during research trip for thesis
26 Nov 2018
Abu Dhabi: the very best art and culture in the UAE capital
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In Review

Abu Dhabi: the very best art and culture in the UAE capital

Abu Dhabi is hoping to attract a new type of visitor who appreciates fine art, history, and maybe a little falconry
23 Nov 2018
Woman ‘blended partner’s body and served it to neighbours’
Police tape, crime scene, shooting
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Woman ‘blended partner’s body and served it to neighbours’

Moroccan national arrested for murder in UAE after police ‘find human tooth in blender’
20 Nov 2018
Five things tourists can’t do in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In Depth

Five things tourists can’t do in Dubai

Foreigners travelling to the United Arab Emirates told to obey a range of local laws and customs
13 Nov 2018
Jumeirah Beach Hotel: a room with Dubai’s best view
The five-star Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, UAE
In Review

Jumeirah Beach Hotel: a room with Dubai’s best view

Relax in the waves by day and mingle with the stars at night
23 Oct 2018
Dozens of children killed in Yemen airstrike
A child is transported to hospital following an airstrike that hit a school bus in Yemen
In Brief

Dozens of children killed in Yemen airstrike

Saudi-led coalition strike destroyed a school bus near a crowded market
10 Aug 2018
£20,000 hotel package is the ultimate goal for the World Cup
Fairmont Dubai World Cup final luxury hotel package
In Brief

£20,000 hotel package is the ultimate goal for the World Cup

Watch the final in style and stay in a suite featuring a pitch, big screen and a butler dressed as a referee
29 Jun 2018
Why attack on Yemen’s Hudaydah risks national catastrophe
Yemen
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Why attack on Yemen’s Hudaydah risks national catastrophe

Newly launched assault on vital maritime gateway described as ‘Yemen’s Aleppo’
13 Jun 2018
Saudis and UAE form exclusive trade and military partnership
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Saudis and UAE form exclusive trade and military partnership

Kuwaitis likely to view agreement as ‘offensive’ to their efforts to unite region
5 Dec 2017
Para athlete dies training for World Championships in London
Abdullah Hayayei World Para Athletics Championships
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Para athlete dies training for World Championships in London

Abdullah Hayayei of the UAE was killed after a discus cage reportedly fell on him at Newham Leisure Centre
12 Jul 2017
Six surprising crimes that will get you arrested abroad
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Six surprising crimes that will get you arrested abroad

Why you can't joke about the king's dog in Thailand – nor own a permanent marker in parts of the US
30 Nov 2016
Why British woman who reported rape in Dubai could face jail
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Why British woman who reported rape in Dubai could face jail

Alleged victim was arrested and had passport confiscated in UAE where extramarital sex is illegal
18 Nov 2016
US announces single largest transfer of Guantanamo inmates
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US announces single largest transfer of Guantanamo inmates

Fifteen detainees transferred to the UAE as Obama seeks to make good on campaign promise
16 Aug 2016
Teenager vaulted over fence and hid on plane to Dubai
Emirates Airbus A380
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Teenager vaulted over fence and hid on plane to Dubai

Chinese youngster believed he could earn thousands as a beggar in the wealthy city
1 Jun 2016
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