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IBM Sells Face Recognition Surveillance to a Dictatorship: Report

The United Arab Emirates is one of the 21st century’s most modern and forward thinking surveillance states. Read More >>

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Emirati Woman Reportedly Regains Awareness After 27 Years in Coma

A woman from the United Arab Emirates, Munira Abdulla, has reportedly regained a degree awareness and function after spending an astonishing 27 years in a state of reduced consciousness – popularly known as a coma. Read More >>

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Yes, Vanilla Ice Really Was on That Quarantined Flight From Dubai

Yesterday, a flight that had left Dubai in the United Arab Emirates landed at JFK International Airport in the US state of New York with 549 passengers and crew on board—and was promptly quarantined due to a mysterious ailment spreading throughout the cabin. In the neighbourhood of 100 people on board showed symptoms including coughing, fever, and vomiting, though only 11 ended up being taken to hospitals for evaluation. Read More >>

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Dubai Now Has Its Own Font

The city of Dubai has worked with Microsoft to create an official font for the city, which it claims is a world first (we're not convinced). Read More >>

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Someone Brought a Bird Army on a Flight – And Nobody Seemed to Mind

Reddit can feel like a cesspool of hate most days, but occasionally, it turns up some internet gems. Today, for example, a user posted a bonkers photo of a posse of large, intimidating-looking birds chilling on an airplane. Read More >>

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US, UAE Sign Agreement To Collaborate On Space Exploration

The United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced an agreement Sunday that would allow the two nations to collaborate on matters of space and aeronautics research, including the potential journey to Mars. Read More >>

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Falconers in Abu Dhabi Train Their Raptors With Drones

In the United Arab Emirates, falconry is one of the oldest and most treasured traditions, the sport dating back to an age when falcons were used to hunt food. Today, it's a social affair. Even the drones join in the fun. Read More >>

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Dubai’s Turning Drones into Firefighters

It makes perfect sense. Burning buildings are very dangerous places for people to enter, so when there's a fire that needs to be put out, why not recruit robots to do the dirty work? Read More >>

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Skydiving, Like Everything Else, Is Even Crazier in Dubai

Dubai is full of unbelievable things like the tallest building in the world and a mall with a ski slope. It's pretty awesome, but you know what makes it even better? Skydiving over it. Read More >>