Tag Archives: Dubai

‘We were in coronavirus lockdown’: my life in quarantine at the UAE Tour | Sport

A view from inside the Crowne Plaza hotel

When we arrived in Dubai a week ago to cover the UAE Tour there was a heightened awareness of coronavirus; the airports looked a little emptier and there seemed to be more people than usual wearing masks to cover their nose and mouth. The masks varied from surgical to the …

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Chess: Dubai emerges as likely host for November world championship | Sport

Magnus Carlsen’s next world championship defence is likely to be in Dubai. The global chess body’s president, Arkady Dvorkovich, said in an interview in Gibraltar that Fide is close to signing a contract with Expo Dubai to stage the €2m, 14-game series there in November. Carlsen’s opponent will be decided …

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