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Dubai Too Hot for You? Stay on Its Snowy Slopes?

Jul 18
Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Mideast summer. The company behind the city's indoor ski slope plans to let guests stay overnight in tents on the man-made snow on Fridays starting from July 29.

Floating Home Marks Return to Dubai's Man-Made World Islands

HOME | By Jon Gambrell | May 20
Surrounded by 300 deserted man-made islands, Dubai's newest real-estate wonder has all the amenities of a luxury hotel - plus views of the bottom of the sea.

Zip Lining in Dubai

By Jon Gambrell | Apr 24
In the air travel hub of Dubai, there's a new way to fly: A zip line run by extreme sports company XDubai.

A Glitzy Playground: Dubai Marina

By Kamran Jebreili | Dec 8
With its glistening skyscrapers and man-made waterways, Dubai Marina is a playground for the rich.

Dubai Cuts Into Medical Tourism Market

GROOMING | By Aya Batrawy | Oct 24
Dubai, the emirate known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the Middle East's plastic surgery market with plans to attract half a million medical tourists in six years.

Hijabi Hipsters Fuse Fashion and Faith

FASHION | By Aya Batrawy | Oct 9
Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lampur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.

Demands for Halal Food Grows as Industry Evolves

FOOD/DRINK | By Aya Batrawy | Mar 15
The global industry for halal food and lifestyle products is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars and is multiplying as Muslim populations grow. Producers outside the Muslim world are eager to tap into the market.

Dubai Returns to Mega-Projects After Fiscal Dive

Dubai is suddenly rediscovering its old habits. That means relentless hype and construction plans loaded with superlatives. Case in point: A proposed Taj Mahal replica four times bigger than the original.

Vogue Cafe to Open in Dubai

Vogue’s fashion-loving fans will soon have a chance to drink in the magazine’s aura at a new cafe in Dubai. The glossy’s global publisher, Conde Nast International, said that it expects to open the Vogue Cafe in the emirate’s largest shopping mall.

Five Ways to Experience Dubai for Free

Dubai’s big spending on manmade islands and other over-the-top attractions left this unabashedly capitalist city with mountains of debt.

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