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Let’s gear up for Space-cation, first space hotel is expected

Orbital Assembly Corporation is the worlds first large scale space construction company, recently announced new details about its ambitious plan to build a hotel above the Earth’s atmosphere. The Gateway Foundation first proposed this concept in 2012, and the California company later established OAC to realize its dream of building the first commercial hotel in […]...Read More

Domestic tourism soars to new heights in emirates

The Dubai ruler took to Twitter to laud the leaps made by the emirates on the domestic tourism front Wednesday. “Today the UAE government concluded a campaign to encourage domestic tourism, 950 thousand domestic tourists and about one billion dirhams, its results within one month, 2000 media coverage, and 215 million views of videos depicting […]...Read More

Dubai’s oldest wooden vessels get a smart, green upgrade

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the enhanced new generation of traditional wooden ‘Abras’ (or ferries) replicating the same design of the existing Abras while conforming to the highest security, safety and environmental standards. The traditional Abras are one of the most important and the eldest marine transport services in Dubai. The new, […]...Read More

COVID-20: New virus strain hits hard as world nations ban

In yet another sobering hurdle for Great Britain — thought to finally be on the cusp of recovery from their leaden pandemic blues — a new strain of the coronavirus has cropped across the nation, thought to be more infectious than the original. Since the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine was green-lit for the ‘world’s first’ roll out […]...Read More

Dubai Airshow to streak coloured skies in 2021

The Dubai Airshow, UAE’s landmark aerial event, is set to return for its 17th edition in November next year. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the show is set to be a turning point for the aviation industry preparing for […]...Read More

RTA unveils shiny Expo metro line: ‘Route 2020’

Route 2020, the extension of the Dubai Metro line from Jabal Ali Station to Expo 2020 station, is set to run from the first day of the new year. “The initial operation phase would cover four stations, namely: Jebel Ali, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, and Al Furjan Stations, and the other remaining three stations would […]...Read More

‘Nuclear’ Chernobyl zone seeks heritage status from UNESCO

‘Chernobyl.’ The name incites haunting memories of the world’s worst nuclear disaster that forced thousands to flee, leaving behind homes and livelihoods in the April of 1986. Ever since, the silent, overgrown Ukrainian town of Pripyat has been frozen in time, memorialised in history and graphic documentaries. But now, over three decades past, seasonal clutches […]...Read More

Heels on wheels // Taken for a ride?

An honest confession. I beg to differ on the first part of every traveller’s pet quote – I love meeting people and seeing new places. I am not the friendliest traveller you’ll encounter. Not that I’ll want to see your bungy cord snap or give you a black eye for the aisle seat, but I […]...Read More