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UPDATE: Korean Man Lends $247 to Dubai Tourist, Gets $762,000 Back is a HOAX

Editor’s Note: The following story, which has gone viral several times since first being posted in 2017, has since been debunked as a hoax by Korean sources. In the orchestrated stunt, the man, username _taeho_, paid himself but made it look like it came from someone from Dubai. A normal transaction of this amount would normally incur a large amount of tax for the receiver. We sincerely apologize for error, but more importantly, it doesn’t mean that kind deeds like this aren’t always fake. Good and generous people do exist. 

A Korean man received a large sum of money as payment for his generosity after he lent money to a tourist from Dubai.

Naomi Osaka Loses Her First Match Since Splitting With Coach Sascha Bajin

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Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka experienced her first loss more than a week after announcing her surprising split from coach Sascha Bajin.

The 21-year-old Japanese-Haitian tennis player lost to Kristina Mladenovic by 6-3, 6-3 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, according to AsAm News. This was her first game since winning the Australian Open last month.

Chinese Scientists Successfully Grow Rice in the Desert Around Dubai

A team of scientists from China has successfully grown and harvested rice in Dubai’s deserts by using a hybrid rice strain that can grow in saltwater.

According to China Daily, the high yield from the rice planted on the outskirts of the city back in January has exceeded expectations, prompting the scientists to expand it even more. The rice harvest from last week, which yielded 7,500 kilograms per hectare, is more than double that the global average of 3,000 kilograms per hectare. 

India Plans to Build the World’s Tallest Building and Twitter Users Aren’t Happy

India’s Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, announced he wants to build a structure to surpass the tallest skyscraper in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. However, the announcement is now sparking outrage online.

Gadkari considers the Mumbai Port Trust as the “richest landlord” of the city and the proposed tall building is part of a dream project to make use of its huge swathes of industrial wasteland by developing green boulevards, maritime museums, marinas and recreation spaces.

Self-Driving Flying Taxis Made in China to Start Carrying People in Dubai This Summer

The advent of the flying car is almost here and it’s being brought to us by a drone-maker in China.

For over a year, EHang has been working on an autonomous drone that can transport humans and it seems it is finally ready to take flight as a commercial taxi service in Dubai. First unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last January, the prototype EHang 184 has been dubbed the world’s first autonomous aerial vehicle.

Inside the Luxurious World of the Rich Kids of Dubai

When you have a small country like the United Arab Emirates that has one of the world’s largest oil reserves, there are bound to be ultra-wealthy individuals playing in Dubai, a city practically built for millionaires and billionaires.

Of course, many of those ultra-wealthy individuals have kids who have a talent for spending millions in style. Enter the the Rich Kids of Dubai.

Hundreds of Women in China are Competing For a Date With a Millionaire From Dubai

Almost 300 Chinese women showed up to a dating competition in Chengdu, China to be one of the lucky 21 finalists that will score a date with a Dubai millionaire and presumably live happier ever richer, according to Shanghaiist.

Chinese dating company Meimeng hosted the event where over 2,000 women signed up online to be matched with a boyfriend in Dubai with a minimum net worth of $7.6 million.