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Dubai teams with Israel to supply tourists with rent-a-car

Since Dubai isn’t on the ‘Enemy State’ list like Syria, Iran, Iraq & Lebanon, it’s internet company will offer services in Israel to tourists.



A Dubai-based Internet company on Thursday announced that it would offer services in Israel, an unusual move given that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have no formal diplomatic or economic relations.

Dubai from Burj Khalifa – Photo: REUTERS

The company, travelauto.com, is an online marketplace for car rentals, allowing users to select from a variety of local car rentals through their web portal. Though the company will not be opening an office in Israel, it sent representatives to Israel to vet the local rental providers and sign deals with them. Continue Reading »

Two Israelis Posing as Arab Sheiks Almost Nabbed by Police in Dubai


Police in Dubai were probably surprised to spot two “sheiks” speaking Hebrew in a busy street in the city this week. What they were witnessing was in fact, the implementation of a dare by a United Hatzalah donor to the emergency services organization’s president Eli Bir.

United Hatzalah’s Eli Bir and Dov Maisel in Dubai – Photo: UNITED HATZALAH‏

Bir accepted the challenge to walk the streets of Dubai dressed as an Arab Sheik in return for two motor ambulances valued at more than quarter of a million shekels. Continue Reading »

Dubai withholds Israeli cardiologists visas

Over a dozen Israeli cardiologists who had been invited to a Dubai conference were denied visa last minute.


Over a dozen Israeli cardiologists who had been invited to a Dubai conference of the World Heart Federation – attended by 12,000 heart specialists last week – were denied a visa by authorities at the last minute.
Dubai Skyline - Photo: REUTERS/Jumana El-Heloueh
Dubai Skyline – Photo: REUTERS/Jumana El-Heloueh

Only a couple of Israelis – one from the Rabin Medical Center and the other from Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center – who had been invited to lecture at the conference were allowed to attend and did so.

The Jerusalem Post learned on Tuesday that the would-be participants – Jews and Arabs – paid $3,000 each for their flights, visas, hotels and attendance at the conference.

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Dubai Police Chief: Islamists Plotting Against Gulf

Dubai’s top cop says the Muslim Brotherhood is plotting to seize power in the six Gulf arab monarchies by 2016.


Dubai’s police chief charged this week that Islamist forces which gained power in the Arab Spring are “plotting to take over” Gulf states.

Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan singled out the Muslim Brotherhood, saying the group has a specific plan to take over Gulf regimes by 2016.

“My sources say the next step is to make Gulf governments figurehead bodies only, without actual ruling. The start will be in Kuwait in 2013,” he said in an interview with Kuwaiti daily Al Qabas on Sunday. Continue Reading »