Dubai (/dˈb/ doo-BY; Arabic: دبي Dubayy, Gulf pronunciation: [dʊˈbɑj]) is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is to host World Expo 2020.

Dubai has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. By the 1960s Dubai's economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. Oil revenue first started to flow in 1969. Dubai's oil revenue helped accelerate the early development of the city, but its reserves are limited and production levels are low: today, less than 5% of the emirate's revenue comes from oil. The emirate's Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become iconic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Dubai has been criticised for human rights violations concerning the city's largely South Asian workforce. Dubai's property market experienced a major deterioration in 2008–09 following the financial crisis of 2007–08, but the emirate's economy has made a return to growth, with a projected 2015 budget surplus.

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Mumbai-bound SpiceJet flight's windshield cracks, lands safely

India TV 05 Jul 2022
Earlier in the day, SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai flight was diverted to Karachi as the fuel indicator started malfunctioning, officials of the aviation regulator DGCA said ... the officials noted ... Therefore, the plane was diverted to Karachi, they noted....

Jewels Of Emirates Show Concludes On High Note Attracting More Than 5000 Visitors

MENA FN 05 Jul 2022
(MENAFN - Dubai PR Network) Jewels of Emirates Show Concludes on High Note Attracting more than 5000 Visitors Sharjah, July 5, 2022. The 3rd edition of the Jewels of Emirates Show, organized by ... ....

Dubai’s DEWA adds to production capacity, clean energy share touches 11.5%

Gulf News 03 Jul 2022
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that the total production capacity of energy has reached 14,117 megawatts (MW) after adding 700MW ... Al Tayer noted that the clean energy share in Dubai’s energy mix has reached 11.5 per cent and is expected to reach 14 per cent by the end of 2022....

DMCC posts solid H1 growth, new firms up 19pc

Gulf Daily News 03 Jul 2022
DMCC, a flagship free zone and Dubai government's authority on commodities trade and enterprise, has reported its best ever performance in the first half, registering 1,469 new companies for the first six months of 2022, up 19% over last year.  ... world," noted Ahmadi....

Why Dubai will never get tired of brunches?

Khaleejtimes 01 Jul 2022
If there were to be a poll run for a lifestyle-related word synonymous with Dubai, brunch would likely win the most votes, with a huge margin ... Will we ever get tired of brunches? Living in Dubai, probably not ... exchange notes on where to be seen and why....

Letters: A reader talks about how yoga is a way of life and how it helps to stay mindful

Gulf News 01 Jul 2022
Yoga is a way of life. Yoga is an ancient meditation practise that has become increasingly popular (“Siblings Anushka and Akansha Ranjan celebrate ‘International Yoga Day’ With Gulf News”, Gulf News, June 20). For many, yoga provides a retreat from their chaotic and busy lives ... From Mr Naveen Verma. Dubai ... Dubai, UAE ... Dubai, UAE ... Dubai, UAE. Editor’s note....

Dubai’s new engagement programme deepens connections with UK thought leaders

Gulf News 30 Jun 2022
Dubai. The Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) has organised a week-long series of events in the UK focusing on dialogue, knowledge-sharing and networking among decision makers, influencers and thought leaders in the post-COVID and post-Brexit era ... It was also aimed at raising Dubai’s profile among UK stakeholders. Dubai delegation ... Badri noted....

Class of Khalifa graduates from Mohammed Bin Rashid University

Gulf News 29 Jun 2022
Dubai ... Sheikh Ahmed noted the health sector in Dubai “is seeing a major leap since the establishment of Dubai Academic Health Corporation by integrating medical education, healthcare, and scientific research ... Raja Al Gurg, member of Dubai Academic Health Corporation’s Board of Directors, delivered the opening speech on behalf of MBRU’s Chancellor....

Dubai Press Club launches regional campaign to raise awareness about the Arab Media Awards

Gulf News 28 Jun 2022
Dubai ... A gathering of media professionals organised by Dubai Press Club in Cairo marked the rollout of the campaign ... Mona Al Marri noted Dubai Press Club’s keenness to further enhance the strong bonds between the media communities of Dubai and Egypt, which reflect the historic fraternal ties between them....

Over 1,600 African firms join Dubai Chambers since Oct 2021

Gulf Daily News 27 Jun 2022
Dubai International Chamber maintains a strong presence in Africa as it operates four representative offices in Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Ghana ... He noted that Expo 2020 Dubai provided an ideal platform to promote Dubai as a preferred hub for African businesses, explore new avenues of economic cooperation and foster cross-border partnerships....

‘RHODubai’ star Caroline Stanbury and family robbed on vacation in Greece

New York Post 27 Jun 2022
having set off on our holiday and landing within 3 hours we were robbed,” the “Real Housewives of Dubai” star wrote on her Instagram Story over the weekend ... “Now is when i miss Dubai, how safe and secure it is.” Stanbury and Carrallo noted that this never would have happened to them in Dubai.sergiocarrallo/Instagram....

Food for thought in Dubai

Gulf News 26 Jun 2022
Earlier this week, the awards were presented in Dubai for the first time, marking a culinary and professional milestone for the worthy winners and those named by the judges ... As Gwendal Poullennec, the International Director of the Michelin Guide noted in announcing the awards at Dubai Opera House on 21 June....

Latifa bint Mohammed named one of Fast Company Middle East’s Most Creative People in Business

Gulf News 24 Jun 2022
Dubai ... Sheikha Latifa noted that the rapid development of the creative and cultural sector that Dubai is witnessing would not have been possible without the support of the country’s wise leadership and government, her team at Dubai Culture, and the partners they work with across different sectors....

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