Dubai

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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Fireworks, raffles, deals aplenty - how you can make the most of the Eid break in Dubai

Gulf News 16 Jun 2024
Dubai. Don’t miss the variety of programmes specially curated for the Eid Al Adha break, a top official in Dubai has reminded residents and visitors ... Guests can also catch Umm Kulthum Hologram Al Atlal on June 18 at Dubai Opera,” she noted ... Suhaila said the Dubai Shopping Malls Group is also holding its annual Eid Al Adha raffle....
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ED attaches ex-MLC’s Glocal varsity property

Hindustan Times 15 Jun 2024
Mohd Iqbal is absconding currently and believed to be living in Dubai ... Sharing a press note, an ED official informed that the property was registered in the name of Abdul Waheed Educational and Charitable Trust, which was controlled, managed and run by the former MLC and his family members....
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Plekhanov University in Dubai announces tuition-free grant spots for outstanding applicants

Gulf News 14 Jun 2024
Plekhanov University in Dubai is launching four educational programs ... Dubai ... The university is interested in attracting outstanding youth and is ready to cover the tuition fees for such applicants," noted Svetlana Malkarova, Chairperson of Plekhanov University in Dubai....
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Dubai: Heavy traffic expected towards airport this Eid weekend; how to beat the rush

Khaleejtimes 14 Jun 2024
With the expected surge of travellers heading for Eid Al Adha holidays and summer vacation, traffic is heavy around Dubai International (DXB) airport during ‘peak periods’ this weekend and the coming days ... Passengers can avoid road congestion by using Dubai Metro which has stations at DXB Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 ... Dubai....
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Dubai: Emirates clarifies $1.5-million US fine for operating in 'prohibited airspace'

Khaleejtimes 14 Jun 2024
Emirates has reached a settlement with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) after receiving a fine for operating flights carrying American low-cost airline JetBlue Airways’ designator code in prohibited Iraqi airspace, the Dubai-based airline confirmed to Khaleej Times on Friday ... Dubai flights ... Emirates reveals key timings to note Dubai flights....
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RTA UAE announces free parking hours during Eid Al Adha holiday 2024

Al Wast 14 Jun 2024
It is also worth noting that the security services in the Emirate ... It is worth noting that the Emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates had previously announced amending the working hours of the metro and tram during the Eid Al Adha holiday, in addition to free parking hours....
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UAE: Yet to book your Eid holiday? Here is how much travel packages start from

Khaleejtimes 14 Jun 2024
However, there are still some attractive options available for those quick to act. Many travel agencies have reserved a limited number of packages for people who are planning to book at the last minute ... ALSO READ ... Airfares jump 300% for last-minute Eid Al Adha flights, say residents Dubai peak travel alert. Emirates reveals key timings to note Dubai ... ....
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Dubai announces free parking hours, extended Metro timings for Eid Al Adha 2024

Khaleejtimes 13 Jun 2024
Dubai motorists will enjoy four days of free public parking except at multi-level parking terminals from Saturday, June 15, until Tuesday, June 18, for the Eid Al Adha holidays ... The transport authority also announced the revised operating hours for Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram during the holidays ... Emirates reveals key timings to note....
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Strong demand cushions flood impact on Dubai housing prices

Khaleejtimes 13 Jun 2024
In Dubai, sale prices and rentals registered around 21 per cent annual increases, respectively ... The ValuStrat Price Index report noted that most established villa communities in Dubai exceeded their previous capital value peaks from 2024, and this month, Palm Jumeirah became the first apartment area to do the same....
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Dubai raises AI drive by several notches

Gulf Today 13 Jun 2024
Teachers are the backbone of our nation’s progress and development and are key enablers in realising Dubai’s vision for the future.” He noted that education worldwide will witness radical changes with the introduction of new tools and unique learning ......
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Plekhanov University in Dubai has announced tuition-free - grant spots for the most outstanding applicants

Eye Of Riyadh 13 Jun 2024
The university is interested in attracting outstanding youth and is ready to cover the tuition fees for such applicants," noted Svetlana Malkarova, Chairperson of Plekhanov University in Dubai ... Plekhanov University in Dubai is dedicated to preserving the traditions of Russian education while introducing innovative approaches ... Dubai@reu.tech....
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Hamdan bin Mohammed launches initiative to expand role of educators in driving AI transformation

Emirates 24/7 13 Jun 2024
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, today announced an initiative to impart training in the use of AI and its applications for teachers in Dubai....
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UAE residents report 300% surge in last-minute Eid Al Adha flight prices

Al Wast 13 Jun 2024
Initially booking a one-way ticket to Samarkand for Dh450, he later cancelled it, assuming his relatives in Dubai would stay for Eid ... Geoffrey Salatan from Geof Travel noted that fares from Dubai to Manila have escalated from Dh1,500–Dh2,000 in March–April to Dh2,500–Dh5,000 during the Eid holidays....
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