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Beyoncé’s Dubai performance isn’t just an affront to LGBTQ+ fans, but workers’ rights in the UAE
Arguments focusing on the low application of the UAE’s anti-gay laws overlook the privilege it takes to evade them – and the reality of the labour that builds Dubai’s luxury playground

Jason Okundaye

25, Jan, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Beyoncé makes controversial live return at exclusive Dubai concert
US singer plays first full concert for more than four years to audience of invited influencers and journalists

Laura Snapes

22, Jan, 2023 @5:10 PM

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‘It turns out that a sandstorm is not the same wherever it happens’
Stark difference in experience of sandstorms in Cairo and Dubai raises questions as climate crisis deepens

Douaa E Sayed

16, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Want to visit the moon but don’t have a spaceship? Dubai to the rescue!
Developers are planning a giant $5bn replica of the Earth’s closest neighbour, offering tourists ‘low-gravity’ moonwalks, lunar-rover taxis and … er … a wellness spa

14, Sep, 2022 @4:42 PM

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P&O Ferries owner reports record-breaking profits after mass sacking
DP World called ‘corporate gangster’ after announcing half-year profits of £600m

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

18, Aug, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Head of ‘colossal’ UK-Dubai money-laundering gang jailed for nine years
Abdulla Alfalasi smuggled £100m in dirty cash out of UK, with couriers carrying up to £500,000 per suitcase

Tom Ambrose

28, Jul, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Briton poses as worker to dangle one-handed from crane 1,200ft above Dubai
Adam Lockwood evades detection to scale crane atop skyscraper and cling from metal bar with just one hand

Rachel Hall

30, Jun, 2022 @3:47 PM

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UN calls on UAE to release British man imprisoned in Dubai since 2008
UN working group rules that Ryan Cornelius has been held arbitrarily and subjected to rights violations

Diane Taylor

17, Jun, 2022 @5:36 PM

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Blacklist Dubai over failure to crack down on Russian oligarchs, say campaigners
UAE has become haven for superyachts, private jets and ‘dirty money’ since invasion of Ukraine, but has taken no action

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

11, Jun, 2022 @1:01 PM

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South Africa seeking to extradite Gupta brothers after arrest in Dubai
Police begin process to transport Indian-born pair wanted on criminal and money-laundering charges

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

07, Jun, 2022 @9:59 AM

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Rice magnate with Middle East-based firm revealed as major Tory donor
Karan Chanana’s £220,000 donation to the Conservatives turns spotlight back on laxity of rules banning contributions from foreign companies

Solomon Hughes, Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Hannah Ellis-Petersen

01, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Dubai throws open the doors for the rich Russians escaping sanctions
Roman Abramovich said to be among those looking for a luxury base in the UAE, which is unafraid to snub the west

Martin Chulov in Dubai and Joanna Partridge

26, Mar, 2022 @5:49 PM

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