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WATCH LIVE: Dubai attempts record-setting fireworks display

To celebrate the New Year, Dubai will attempt to break the world record for the largest fireworks display over the Persian Gulf. Watch live video, courtesy of NBC News, below.…

Dubai unveils world’s tallest twisted tower

Dubai has inaugurated the world’s tallest twisted tower built at a cost of $272 million, setting a yet another record for skyscrapers and other engineering marvels. The 310-metre (1,017-foot), 75-storey residential Cayan Tower is twisted at 90 degrees from top to bottom and was inaugurated earlier this week in Dubai…

Off-duty Navy sailor blocks Dubai rape attempt with leg stranglehold

A female off-duty U.S. Navy sailor who was attacked by a bus driver in Dubai wrestled her would-be rapist into submission with a leg strangle hold, according to court testimony on Tuesday reported by The National. The woman, whose identity was not disclosed, was on 24-hour shore leave on Jan.…

Saudi man blows $136,000 on bottle of champagne from 1990

A Saudi millionaire splurged $136,000 on a bottle of champagne at Dubai’s glitzy Cavalli club over the weekend, a UAE newspaper reported on Tuesday. “The Saudi Arabian and his friends guzzled” a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal in the early hours of Saturday morning, the 7DAYS newspaper said, citing the…

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