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A sunken city and an Instagrammer's dream: Dubai's new water attractions tap into revenge tourism trend

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The Deep Dive Dubai pool has been verified by Guinness World Records as the world’s deepest swimming pool

Deep Dive Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Aside from the year-round sun and a mammoth well-serviced international airport, Dubai keeps drawing in hordes of overseas visitors due to an unmatched flair for publicity bolstered by a “let’s have a go” approach to new construction.

Blatant one-upmanship and theatrical displays are part of the city’s DNA — and in an era of depressing international news, who can blame holidaymakers for wanting some out-of-this-world escapism?

And there are two new record-breaking destinations in Dubai offering just that.

Those who love free-falling into mysterious watery terrains can now put their skills to the test at Deep Dive Dubai — the only facility in the world where you can dive to depths of 60 meters, which is 15 meters deeper than any other space, not to mention four times bigger.

Located in Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba neighborhood, the Deep Dive Dubai pool has been verified by Guinness World Records as the world’s deepest swimming pool and holds 14 million liters of water, the equivalent of six Olympic-sized pools. To try it out you need to book in advance and it’s only open to those aged 10 years and above for the scuba.

Built to resemble a vast sunken city, this eerie hole in the heart of the desert is equipped with 56 cameras to ensure visitor safety along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems.


“By design, Deep Dive Dubai offers something truly unique for everyone and our team is committed to ensuring a memorable experience,” commented facility Director Jarrod Jablonski at the launch last year, himself a world record-holding cave diver.

Dubai expat Gautam Kulkarni from India recently took the plunge at this unusual attraction and was suitably impressed.

“The dive itself was very good — it’s amazing to step into a pool with normal depth and then suddenly have an entire abyss open up under you,” he told CNBC.

He added that the only downside was the lack of marine life, but that it’s great for a one-time experience.

Infinity pool

Move back out into the dazzling Dubai sunlight and head 294 meters up into the sky and you find another Guinness World Record breaker — the outdoor infinity pool atop the lavish five-star Address Beach Resort in Jumeirah Beach Residence, the highest in the world.

Jutting out of the 77th-floor, the pool (which also opened last year) is an Instagrammer’s fevered dream with incredible panoramic views of the city’s most popular landmarks such as Bluewaters Island, Palm Jumeirah, and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab — although swimmers prone to vertigo should steer well clear of the edge with its breath-sucking drop.

The wet surface area on the rooftop gives the appearance of a massive lake in the sky, while the space is also home to ZETA Seventy Seven, a chic Asian restaurant with a seafood-inspired menu.

To ensure guests enjoy the serene vistas and VIP treatment, the floor is only open to those over the age of 21.

The outdoor infinity pool atop the lavish five-star Address Beach Resort in Jumeirah Beach Residence.

Address Beach Resort, Dubai

“We’ve been coming to Dubai for years and it’s insane, the place never stops coming up with these mind-blowing sights — you think they can’t top something then they do,” Stuart Davids, a tourist from the U.K. enjoying Address hotel’s poolside cabanas told CNBC. 


He added: “We’ve been to some of the best hotels in Dubai but this one is extra special — the insane views, the gorgeous infinity pool, the service, everything.”

Address Beach Resort is part of a twin tower project developed by Al Ain Holding alongside the Address Beach Residences and consists of 217 hotel rooms and suites, 443 serviced apartments, and 478 residential apartments.

These swanky pads are currently being snapped up in Dubai’s equally booming real estate market by the influx of wealthy individual’s that soared to 54,000 in June 2021 from 52,000 in December 2020, achieving a growth of 3.8%, according to research firm New World Wealth.

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Exclusive: Rezonate raises $8.7M and launches its cloud identity protection platform out of stealth –




Rezonate raises $8.7M and launches its cloud identity protection platform out of stealth

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Rezonate, a Boston- and Tel Aviv-based startup that offers an agent-less cloud identity protection platform that aims to help DevOps teams minimize attackers’ opportunities to breach cloud identity and access, is coming out of stealth today and announcing an $8.7 million seed funding round, led by State of Mind Ventures and Flybridge, with participation from toDay Ventures, Merlin Ventures and a number of angel investors.

Founded in January 2022, Rezonate is part of a group of modern identity and access management (IAM) startups that aim to modernize the current state of affairs in this space, which is struggling to meet the demands of modern cloud infrastructure systems. This shift is creating new attack surfaces, especially as enterprises move to the cloud — and more dynamic infrastructure systems — at an ever-increasing rate. The number of security breaches stemming from issues with identity and access management is already on the rise. Indeed, Gartner expects that by 2023, “75% of security failures will result from inadequate management of identities, access, and privileges.”

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Co-founder and CEO Roy Akerman was previously the head of the Israeli Cyberdefense Operations, while Rezonate co-founder and CTO Ori Amiga previously led R&D for this unit. Both received the Medal of Honor for their contributions to Israel’s National Security.

“The rapidly-changing cloudscape together with the proliferation of human and machine identities requires a different approach,” said Akerman. “Modern infrastructures require a precise and nimble way to outsmart attackers. One that prioritizes cloud identities and access at its core and is constantly adapting to current dynamics over yesterday’s snapshots and, for the first time, gives defenders and builders the means to act confidently.”

Image Credits: Rezonate

Rezonate promises to discover all of a company’s cloud and identity providers and the corresponding access privileges of its employees. The platform automatically detects security gaps and abnormal access attempts in real time. Rezonate promises that within minutes of deploying its solution, its platform can identify cloud identity and access risks and provide guidance for remediating them, or even automatically remove access and terminate sessions.

At the core of all of this is what Rezonate calls its ‘Identity Storyline,’ which aims to provide DevOps and security teams with a context-rich dashboard that helps them understand the security risk across a company’s cloud estate. With this, users get an easy-to-read dashboard that clearly lays out what kind of access every user has — and where there are potential issues.


“The fact that in just ten months from our first line of code we already have active customers, solving key gaps daily, affirms the criticality of the cloud identity and access issue. In a cloud world where everything is changing all of the time, DevOps teams need a solution as dynamic and automated as the infrastructure they need to protect is,” said Amiga.

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Exclusive: Building a Prospecting Motion: How to Outreach Like a Pro –




Building a Prospecting Motion: How to Outreach Like a Pro

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The core responsibility of business development is to generate a pipeline of new business opportunities. For teams looking to close new customers, this work is indispensable.


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Exclusive: 5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday –




5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday

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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), December 5, 2022.

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Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Rough start

Stocks got off on the wrong foot this week with an ugly selloff Monday as investors weighed strong new economic data that stoked worries of sustained rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. The Dow dropped more than 480 points, while the S&P 500 declined 1.79% and the Nasdaq fell 1.93%. When it meets next week, the Fed’s policy-setting committee is expected to raise its benchmark rate by half a percentage point, which is less than the three-quarter-point hikes of the past few months but still sizable. Smith & Wesson and Stitch Fix earnings are set to hit after the bell Tuesday. Read live market updates here.

2. Salesforce slumps

Bret Taylor, co-chief executive officer of Inc., right, and Marc Benioff, co-chief executive officer of Inc., wear rabbit ears during a keynote at the 2022 Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

Marlena Sloss | Bloomberg | Getty Images

3. Most Ford dealers sign up for EV plan

4. Biden touts Arizona chip investment

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks prior to signing railroad legislation into law, providing a resoluton to avert a nationwide rail shutdown, during a signing ceremony in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 2, 2022. 

Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

5. Russia ratchets up missile attacks

A building burns after shelling in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on December 4, 2022, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Yevhen Titov | Afp | Getty Images

And one more thing …

Actress Kirstie Alley

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