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NASA released photos of parts of Dubai and Abu Dhabi before and after the United Arab Emirates was hit by record rainfall last week that caused dangerous floods and paralyzed much of the country. The images, taken by NASA Earth Observatory on Friday using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey, show large patches of water all over the desert and urban landscape of the UAE where previously there was none – almost looking as if small lakes had appeared. "Some areas remained flooded on April 19, when Landsat 9 passed over the region for the first time since the storms," NASA wrote on its Earth Observatory website. Flash floods that formed on April 16 led to water engulfing cars, in some areas fully submerging them, leading hundreds of drivers to abandon their vehicles on roads to escape the rising water levels. The normally dry desert country in the Gulf was pummeled with roughly a year's worth of rain in less than a day, more than it has ever seen in a single storm since records for the UAE began in 1949.
Organizations: NASA, United Arab, NASA Earth, U.S . Geological Survey, UAE Locations: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, U.S, UAE
Since 2000, I've visited 93 countries and 57 of them have been with my four children who are all under the age of 10. We went on a safari tour in TanzaniaOur family visited Tanzania in 2019 in collaboration with a tourism brand. We love Sri Lanka so much, we're building a villa thereIn 2022, my family and I moved to Sri Lanka from Abu Dhabi. Edwards' daughter and son on a beach in Sri Lanka. Courtesy of Karen EdwardsI visited the country in 2008, and then again in 2012 with my then-boyfriend and now-husband.
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Josie Duran overheard Matthew Kenney’s pitch many times. As a lead server at Plant Food + Wine in Venice Beach, Calif., Ms. Duran often waited on Mr. Kenney, the restaurant’s chef and owner, as he entertained potential investors on the restaurant’s fig-tree-shaded patio, persuading them to trust him with their money for his ambitious culinary projects. At a time when adopting a plant-based diet has become an environmental and ethical cause around the world, Mr. Kenney, 59, is among the world’s most famous vegan chefs. Plant Food was the flagship restaurant of Matthew Kenney Cuisine, a sprawling, health-focused company that until recently operated, managed or invested in more than 50 restaurants across the globe, from Los Angeles to São Paulo to Dubai. But Ms. Duran grew to resent Mr. Kenney’s visits — in part, she said, because she believed she was helping the chef cultivate a misleading image of success.
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Read previewEmirates, the Middle East's largest airline, is still trying to return 30,000 leftover bags to customers affected by the torrential rains and flooding that brought Dubai Airport to a standstill last week. Related storyTo accommodate disrupted passengers, Emirates said it had secured 12,000 hotel rooms and issued 250,000 meal vouchers. AdvertisementDespite the chaos and a government warning telling people to stay at home, Emirates flight attendants in Dubai were also told to report for duty. The airline officially resumed regular flight operations at Dubai Airport on Saturday, but warned it would still take several days to clear the backlog. In a sign of its growing popularity, the number of passengers traveling to Dubai Airport increased by 31.7% in the last year.
Persons: , Tim Clark, Clark, GIUSEPPE CACACE Organizations: Service, Emirates, Dubai, Business, Reuters, Dubai Airport, Air Missions, PTI, United Locations: Emirates, Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Gulf
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CNN —Unprecedented, torrential rainfall plunged parts of the United Arab Emirates underwater last week, bringing life to a standstill in Dubai and elsewhere. NASA NASA Images taken over the Jebel Ali area, located on the southern outskirts of Dubai, capture the area before and after historic flooding. The flooding shown is in the southernmost portion of Dubai, but the city’s highly urbanized central hub isn’t captured. The torrential rain was associated with a larger storm system last week traversing the Arabian Peninsula and moving across the Gulf of Oman. A warmer atmosphere is able to soak up more moisture like a towel and then ring it out in the form of torrential rainfall.
Persons: Abu Dhabi Organizations: CNN, United, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, UAE, NASA, United States Geological Survey, NASA NASA Locations: United Arab, Dubai, UAE, , Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali, Gulf of Oman, Oman
People queue at a flight connection desk after a rainstorm hit Dubai, causing delays at the Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2024. Rula Rouhana | ReutersThe CEO of Emirates airline issued an apology letter to customers over the weekend after historic rains in the United Arab Emirates caused record flooding and mayhem at Dubai's airport. Hundreds of flights were grounded and thousands of customers were stranded as a result. A woman and her daughters eat as they wait for their flight after a rainstorm hit Dubai, causing delays at Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2024. Another traveler told CNBC via social media: "It took me 48 hours to get from London to Baghdad via Dubai.
Persons: Rula Rouhana, Tim Clark, Clark, Giuseppe Cacace Organizations: Dubai International Airport, United, United Arab Emirates, Emirates, Dubai Airport, Reuters, CNBC, Dubai ., Afp, Getty Locations: Dubai, United Arab, Emirates, London, Baghdad, gridlocked
Airlines capitalize on this trend with "stopover" programs, some even offering free hotels and food. Airlines have jumped on this growing trend with built-in "stopover" programs, which can come with free or discounted hotels, excursions, transportation, and food at the layover destination. Essentially, you can't intentionally book a longer layover to quality for the free stopover hotel. Massimo Insabato/Archivio Massimo Insabato/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty ImagesSingapore Airlines' stopover program is available via the multi-city tool, similar to other carriers, where travelers can add hotels, transfers, and activities. Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesTurkish Airlines' stopover program gives economy travelers a one-night free hotel stay and business flyers a two-night free stay if the period between their connecting flights in Istanbul exceeds 20 hours.
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The Dubai flooding last week illustrated how urban engineering is failing a major climate change test. The United Arab Emirates' city and others like it built on previously uninhabitable areas reflect 20th century urban development ideas that result in the blocking of natural water absorption systems. What's known is that Dubai was built on sand, a natural environment which lets water seep into the soil very easily. But by pouring massive amounts of concrete on top of Dubai's natural terrain, the developers effectively blocked the soil from absorbing water. Plastic products don't absorb water well, and when they end up in landfills around the world, massive piles of trash contribute to a global backup of natural drainage systems.
Persons: Ana Arsky, Arsky Organizations: United Arab, UAE, CNBC Locations: Sharjah, UAE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it's
I was excited to study abroad in Florence and to take small, cheap trips while abroad. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementAs a third-year college student attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins, I jumped at the chance to study abroad. I knew studying abroad was a privilege before getting here, but "a weekend in Dubai" was not what I expected. Traveling while studying abroad is a competitive sport with a large price tag that no one told me to train for.
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CNN —In travel news this week: the world’s best and busiest airports, the European capital banning new hotels, the Hawaiian attraction being removed because of bad tourist behavior, plus the real-life animal crossing being built over a California freeway. Snakes will, however, be very welcome on “the world’s largest wildlife crossing,” under construction over the major 101 Freeway in Los Angeles. The Wallis Annenberg overpass will span 10 lanes and provide safe passage for mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, toads and even ants. World’s best and busiest airportsThe world’s busiest airports were revealed in an annual ranking released Monday, with Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International holding strong in the No. US National Park Week starts April 20, kicking off with a free entry day on Saturday to all NPS sites.
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The United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is part, saw the heaviest rainfall in at least 75 years, with more than a year’s worth of precipitation in 24 hours. Abandoned vehicles on a flooded highway after a rainstorm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. People stand as flood water caused by heavy rains covers the stairs of a residential building, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. A man walks in flood water caused by heavy rains, with the Burj Khalifa tower visible in the background, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2024. Residents move their belongings on a kayak at a flooded residential complex following heavy rainfall, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday.
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“One which we jokingly say belongs in a Netflix series.”A truck driver with a fraudulent waybill for a seafood shipment picks up the container. Instead of a load of farm-raised seafood, the truck driver pulled away from the loading dock with loot. “They needed people inside Air Canada to facilitate this theft,” Peel Regional Police Det. In its legal response to the Brink’s lawsuit, Air Canada has denied it was “careless” and its security lax. Canadian police had identified him as the truck driver early in the investigation but had not been able to locate him.
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Mikhail Markovskiy/ShutterstockCountry: Germany2023 Ranking: 7AdvertisementSkytrax Awards: Best Airport Staff in Europe, Best Airport in Central Europe, Best Airport Hotel in Europe (Hilton Munich Airport)7. Kazzure Gonzalez/Shutterstock.comCountry: JapanAdvertisement2023 Ranking: 9Skytrax Awards: World's Best Airport Staff, Best Airport Staff in Asia, Best Airport: 30-40 million passengers4. Sean Pavone / iStockCountry: Japan2023 Ranking: 3AdvertisementSkytrax Awards: World's Cleanest Airport, World's Best Domestic Airport, Best PRM and Accessible Facilities, Best Airport: 70+ million passengers, The Cleanest Airport in Asia3. Taylor Rains/Business InsiderCountry: Singapore2023 Ranking: 1Skytrax Awards: Best Airport in Asia, Best Airport Immigration Service, Best Airport: 50-60 million passengers, Best Airport Hotel in the World and Asia (Crowne Plaza Changi Airport)1. Thomas Pallini/Business InsiderCountry: QatarAdvertisement2023 Ranking: 2Skytrax Awards: World's Best Airport, Best Airport in the Middle East, World's Best Airport Shopping, Best Airport: 40-50 million passengers, The Cleanest Airport in the Middle East
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Over 800 flights have been canceled at Dubai International Airport since Tuesday. Despite a stay-at-home warning, Emirates has reportedly encouraged cabin crew to report for duty. AdvertisementEmirates flight attendants in Dubai were told to still report for duty while a flood left much of the city's airport underwater. A memo sent to the airline's cabin crew was obtained by the "A Fly Guy's Cabin Crew Lounge," a Facebook page where aviation industry staff share gossip and stories. It encouraged staff to make their way to the airport despite the government telling people to stay at home.
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Passengers queue at a flight connection desk at the Dubai International Airport in Dubai on April 17, 2024. The CEO of Dubai Airports said Friday that he expects services to return "close to normality" within 24 hours after the major transit hub was hit by unprecedented flooding. He confirmed, however, that the company, which owns and operates Dubai International Airport, had approved emergency budgets to provide food and water to stranded passengers, and noted that all retail outlets were now operating normally. Dubai airport said Friday that from midday local time it would be temporarily limiting the number of inbound flights for 48 hours. Dubai airport has urged passengers to exert caution when traveling, checking with airlines beforehand to confirm the status of their flight and not arriving at the airport too early.
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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via Email'We've never seen anything like this': Dubai Airports CEO discusses floodRob Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, discusses how torrential storms are affecting operations, saying "it's been a very difficult time."
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For the last decade, Singapore’s Changi International Airport and Doha’s Hamad International Airport have been going back and forth, battling over the title of ‘world’s best’. European airports dominateNine of the top 20 best airports are in Europe, including Vienna, Madrid and Istanbul. Kansai International Airport (KIX), which serves the Osaka area, scored the award for the world’s best airport baggage delivery. El Dorado International Airport (BOG), which serves Bogota, Colombia, was voted the best airport in South America, while Panama Tocumen Airport (PTY) won the honor of best airport for Latin America and the Caribbean. The world’s best airports for 20241.
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Scenes of flood-ravaged neighborhoods in one of the planet’s driest regions have stunned the world this week. Heavy rains in the United Arab Emirates and Oman submerged cars, clogged highways and killed at least 21 people. Flights out of Dubai’s airport, a major global hub, were severely disrupted. The downpours weren’t a freak event — forecasters anticipated the storms several days out and issued warnings. officials said the 24-hour rain total on Tuesday was the country’s largest since records there began in 1949.
Organizations: United Arab Locations: United Arab Emirates, Oman, Dubai’s
Read previewArtificial intelligence is redefining what it takes to be a software engineer on Wall Street. A typical software developer holds a computer science degree. Goldman Sachs' chief information officer, Marco Argenti, recently encouraged his daughter, a college student, to concentrate her education on philosophy if she wants to pursue a career in engineering. AdvertisementZafar said he's paying more attention to people with "a computer science degree and an English minor," or "a psychology major and a computer science minor." Advertisement"That software engineer might get replaced by a sort of prompt engineer," Vyas said.
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CNN —Iranian authorities have warned that crocodiles are being forced from their natural habitats as floods devastate parts of the country’s southeast. Three road construction workers have died in the flooding, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday, which came after a record-breaking storm hit the Middle East. Videos broadcast by state news media IRNA and Tasnim showed widespread floods with people using boats to rescue others. The weather conditions were associated with a larger storm system traversing the Arabian Peninsula and moving across the Gulf of Oman. In Oman, at least 18 were killed in flash floods triggered by heavy rain, the country’s National Committee for Emergency Management said.
Persons: IRNA, Christopher Pike Organizations: CNN, Mehr, of Environment, Iranian, United Arab, UAE, Emergency Management Locations: Bandar Abbas, Kerman, Sistan, Baluchistan, Rivers, Bahu Kalat, Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Iran, Gulf of Oman
CNN —Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs, remained in disarray Thursday after unprecedented heavy rain led to airliners having to negotiate flooded runways. Delays and cancelations caused by the flooding have led to ongoing congestion at Dubai International Airport. The tarmac of Dubai International Airport was left submerged. Some residents were seen rowing canoes outside their homes, and one viral video on social media showed residents wake boarding on a flooded street in a residential area. Amr Alfiky/ReutersOther videos from social media showed water rushing through a major shopping mall and inundating the ground floor of homes.
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The United Arab Emirates experienced torrential rainfall and severe flash floods on Tuesday. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementTorrential rainfall pummeled the United Arab Emirates this week, resulting in flash floods that have caused air travel delays, closed schools, and deluged homes. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Organizations: United Arab Emirates, Service, United, Dubai International Airport, Business Locations: United Arab Emirates, Dubai
DUBAI — One of the world's busiest airports temporarily halted operations as the United Arab Emirates experienced its heaviest rainfall on record. The airport said road blockages and flooding have prevented many passengers from reaching the airport for departing flights. Fly Dubai, a budget carrier owned by the government of Dubai, suspended all flights from the UAE hub until 10 a.m. local time on April 17, citing extreme weather. The UAE saw over 100 mm of rain, a 75 year record since the UAE began recording rainfall. It also advised people to take preventative measures to avoid property damage from heavy rain and hailstorms.
Organizations: United Arab Emirates, Dubai's, CNBC, Emirates, National, of Meteorology, Disaster Authority Locations: DUBAI, Dubai, UAE, Al Ain
Torrential rain and flash floods brought Dubai airport to a standstill on Tuesday. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . All operations were suspended for 25 minutes in the afternoon, and inbound flights were diverted due to the intense storm, an airport spokesperson said. In total, 21 outbound and 24 inbound flights were cancelled, and 3 flights were diverted, according to the latest update published around 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
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The organization told CNBC that it did not dispatch pilots for seeding operations before or during the storm that struck the UAE on Tuesday. Omar AlYazeedi, deputy director general of the NCM, said that the institution "did not conduct any seeding operations during this event." He added, "One of the basic principles of cloud seeding is that you have to target clouds in its early stage before it rains, if you have a severe thunderstorm situation then it is too late to conduct any seeding operation." The NCM denial follows an earlier Bloomberg report, in which Ahmed Habib, a specialist meteorologist, had said that the Tuesday rains had stemmed partly from cloud seeding. Habib later told CNBC that six pilots had flown missions as part of regular protocol, but had not seeded any clouds.
Persons: Omar AlYazeedi, Ahmed Habib, Habib Organizations: National Center of Meteorology, United Arab Emirates, CNBC, Bloomberg Locations: DUBAI, Dubai, UAE, Emirate, Al Ain
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