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Dubai is often held up as a haven of liberal Western values in the Middle East, but its laws are often surprisingly strict.

From drinking wine on a plane, to calling someone a ‘horse’ on Facebook: Here are 5 times Westerners got in trouble with Dubai’s str...

Dubai attracts millions of tourists and expats as a supposed haven of liberal Western values in the Middle East, but its laws can be incredibly harsh.
The Burj Al Arab is a $1 billion hotel shaped like the sail of an Arabian dhow ship.

11 mind-blowing facts that show just how over-the-top the world’s most luxurious hotel, a $1 billion hotel on a man-made island in Dubai, really...

Consistently ranked as the most luxurious hotel in the world, the $1 billion Burj Al Arab spares no expense when it comes to amenities.
Dark clouds pass over downtown Miami.

Scientists say these 10 major cities could become unlivable within 80 years

Some of the world's most popular cities could experience unbearable living conditions because of climate change.

I visited the top of the tallest building in the world, and it was a colossal waste of time

While the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is a marvel from below, heading to the top is an exhausting, overhyped, and, frankly, boring experience.
Nasser bin Thani Juma al-Hamli (L) and Abdulla Nasser Lootah (R) collect their awards from the leader of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, on January 27, 2019.

Dubai held a ‘gender balance’ awards, and every single winner is a man

Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum awarded prizes to four men. One woman had her efforts "recognised", but did not get a prize.

The 15 best holiday destinations to escape winter, ranked by average temperature

Winter is drawing in in the northern hemisphere.
The Burj Al Arab in Dubai 1,300 employees for the hotel's 202 suites — everything from chefs and mixologists to florists, locker room attendants, and hosts.

I stayed at ‘the most luxurious hotel in the world,’ and the most luxurious thing about it leaves the walls of gold and ‘pillow menu...

While the Burj Al Arab in Dubai is full of obvious luxuries from the moment you approach, it's the service that puts it over the top.

If you ever wondered what life will be like when climate change makes outside unlivable, Dubai can give you a good idea

Dubai has developed into a series of climate-controlled indoor spaces. You can spend entire days without ever stepping outside.

I ate at the flagship restaurant of the $1 billion hotel considered the most luxurious in the world and quickly realized the $500 price tag wasn’...

I ate at the Burj Al Arab's flagship restaurant, Al Mahara, by the Michelin-starred British chef Nathan Outlaw. The food is delicious but expensive.

Dubai’s glittering, futuristic metropolis came at the cost of hundreds of thousands of workers, and recommending it as a tourist destination fee...

While rapid development has turned Dubai into a futuristic city, it has come at the cost of hundreds of thousands of workers who suffered to build it.