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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Residents Told to End Ramadan Fast Later

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Residents of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest tower – have been advised to break their daily fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan later than everyone else. The city’s top clerics say residents living between the 80th and 150th floors in the 828-meter building should wait an additional two minutes to break […]

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Dubai Passes on 2020 Olympic Bid, Eyes 2024

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Gulf city of Dubai decided Friday to pass on bidding for the 2020 Olympics and will concentrate on a possible run for the 2024 games. The National Olympic Committee of the United Arab Emirates said a feasibility study found that while 70 percent of the infrastructure is in place for 2020, “a bid would […]

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