At Dubai’s first camel riding school, women are leading the way

At Dubai's first camel riding school, women are leading the way

(CNN) — In the expanse of wind-carved sand just outside of the air-conditioned metropolis of Dubai, is the first officially licensed school in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) dedicated to teaching camel riding. For a country with a strong cultural connection to these animals, it might seem surprising that there aren’t more such schools. What’s … Read more

Does UAE labor law specify amount to be given as annual airfare allowance?

Does UAE labor law specify amount to be given as annual airfare allowance?

My Dubai-based job contract specifies an annual air ticket allowance for myself and my family. Is there a specific way this is calculated? The amount that’s given to me is not enough to cover the airfare of my family members during the upcoming summer vacation. Is there a way I can address this legally? Pursuant … Read more

Coming soon to Dubai: A one-stop sustainability exhibition

Coming soon to Dubai: A one-stop sustainability exhibition

UAE – On Saturday (June 4), sustainability platform BLANK will host its first immersive event — Watching Our Waste — in Los Angeles (LA), USA, which will offer experiences of the best in environmentally focused fashion, regenerative art and fine dining, diverting ingredients and materials that were destined for trash. The ticketed event promises to … Read more

from yachts to the United Nations

from yachts to the United Nations

Many people occasionally travel for work. But for some, travel is at the heart of their jobs. CNBC Travel spoke with people from four industries about occupations where working from home — or an office for that matter — isn’t an option. A year of travel Name: Sebastian ModakJob: Train New York Times “52 Places … Read more

Human-induced climate crisis is making Japan’s cherry blossom bloom earlier

Human-induced climate crisis is making Japan's cherry blossom bloom earlier

(CNN) — Every spring, crowds flock to admire Japan’s cherry blossom — a dazzling pink and white bloom that has been revered in the country for more than a thousand years. But the world-famous sakura plants are flowering much earlier than normal due to human-induced climate change, a new study has found. Researchers from the … Read more

Dubai reinforces its status among world’s most open cities in post-pandemic world

Dubai reinforces its status among world's most open cities in post-pandemic world

The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022 concluded last week having attracted more than 23,000 visitors from across the world at its first full-capacity event since the pandemic. The four-day event, which doubled its visitors from last year, brought together 1,500 exhibitors and attendees from 150 countries, demonstrating Dubai’s growing reputation as the globe’s most open … Read more

Photos of 1970s Dubai show the birth of the modern city

Photos of 1970s Dubai show the birth of the modern city

(CNN) — Dubai’s skyline is adorned with record-breaking buildings. From the world’s tallest building — the 828-meter-tall (2,716-foot) Burj Khakifa — to the world’s tallest hotel — the 356-meter-tall (1,168-foot) Gevora Hotel — ambitious architectural projects populate the city . These buildings are designed to give Dubai a reputation for architectural splendor, part of the … Read more

Ain Dubai, the world’s largest ferris wheel, is opening in Dubai

Ain Dubai, the world's largest ferris wheel, is opening in Dubai

Ferris wheels were once the center of the town fair. Now they are key parts of major metropolitan skylines. But none can top the heights of the Ain Dubai — meaning “Dubai Eye” in Arabic — which is scheduled to open on Oct. 21. With a height of 820 feet, it will be the tallest … Read more

At Expo 2020 Dubai, the Netherlands pavilion makes its own water to grow food in the desert

At Expo 2020 Dubai, the Netherlands pavilion makes its own water to grow food in the desert

Dubai (CNN) — Sustainability is one of the key themes at Dubai’s World Expo, and with more than 190 countries represented at the six-month event, few have embodied that better than the Netherlands. Its pavilion is itself a cutting-edge sustainable innovation, a structure whose centerpiece is an 18-meter-tall, cone-shaped vertical farm. The brainchild of Dutch … Read more