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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Drug-soaked cash smuggling attempt foiled in Dubai, cops honoured

Khaleej Times 17 Oct 2019
Four officers of Al Barsha Police Station were honoured by Dubai Police's Commander-in-chief for foiling a drug smuggling attempt using drugs-soaked bank notes. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, praised the alertness and devotion of Capt....
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Dubai launches self-driving transport contest

Gulf Daily News 17 Oct 2019
Dubai Roads and ... Studies indicate that there are about 6,000 shipping companies in Dubai and more than 64,000 trucks of various loads; which generate about 306 thousand trips per day, thus accounting for about 13% of total daily mobility trips in Dubai,” noted Al Tayer....
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Dubai self-driving challenge to cover ground transport, drones

Khaleej Times 16 Oct 2019
Studies indicate that there are about 6,000 shipping companies in Dubai and more than 64,000 trucks of various loads, which generate about 306,000 trips per day, thus accounting for about 13 per cent of total daily mobility trips in Dubai," noted Al Tayer ... Al Tayer noted....
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A passenger’s plight who missed his flight

Gulf News 16 Oct 2019
 . I booked a return air ticket with Jet Airways (through their website) for my travel to India - Dubai (Dxb)- Mumbai (Bom) on December 9, 2018 and Bom-Dxb on December 15, 2018 ... I intended to follow up with Jet Airways once I returned to Dubai ... I should not be penalised for this ... Dubai ... Kindly note that the issue has been resolved ... Editor’s note ... ....
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Dubai: Passenger missed one flight, return ticket gets cancelled

Gulf News 16 Oct 2019
 . Complaint. I booked a return air ticket with Jet Airways (through their website) for my travel to India - Dubai (Dxb)- Mumbai (Bom) on December 9, 2018 and Bom-Dxb on December 15, 2018 ... I intended to follow up with Jet Airways once I returned to Dubai ... From Mr Pramod Joshi. Dubai ... Kindly note that the issue has been resolved ... Editor’s note ... ....
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Dewa secures lowest bid for Maktoum Solar Park Phase Five

Gulf Daily News 15 Oct 2019
"The projects at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world, are of great interest to international developers and reaffirms investor confidence in the major projects that are supported by the government of Dubai," noted Al Tayer....
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Yearly food waste in UAE pegged at 197kg per person

Gulf News 15 Oct 2019
DUBAI ... In an exclusive interview ahead of the World Food Day October 16, Mageed Yahia, director of WFP Office in UAE and Representative to the GCC, said the figures were based on a recent research report released by the Dubai Industrial Park and The Economist Intelligence Unit on the sidelines of Gulfood 2019....
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Facilio, Smart IoT to launch smart living services in Dubai

Gulf Daily News 14 Oct 2019
"Two years ago, Sheikh Mohammed directed the government that he would like Dubai to be 10 years ahead today ... "Dubai is the perfect canvas for larger-than-life dreams, and we are very excited to be a part of this journey to propel Dubai 10 years ahead of the world," he noted....
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Consumer in UAE can file complaint against firm if it fails to deliver the goods

Khaleej Times 14 Oct 2019
We assume that you and the tour company are based in the emirate of Dubai ... It may be pertinent to note that as the amount that has been paid to the company by you is Dh9,000, it is recommended that you lodge a civil complaint against the firm at the Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes at Dubai Court (the 'Centre')....
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Xiaomi goes all-in with new 64MP Redmi phone

Khaleej Times 14 Oct 2019
The company launched four devices - the Redmi 8, 8A, Note 8 and Note 8 Pro - in Dubai ... Eric Wong, country manager of Xiaomi UAE, said that the Redmi Note 7, which was revealed in January this year, sold 20 million units globally ... The Redmi Note 8 Pro will be available through etisalat, Carrefour and Mi Stores starting this week....
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Letters: Readers write about UAE’s space mission, Indian politics, the movie Joker and more

Gulf News 14 Oct 2019
Highlights. Readers write about UAE’s space mission, Indian politics, the movie Joker and more. Hazzaa AlMansoori arrives in Abu Dhabi from Russia. Image Credit. Twitter. Hazzaa AlMansoori. An inspiration ... Great job Hazzaa Al Mansoori ... UAE ... Dubai ... J ... Dubai ... I would like to wish Gulf News on completing 41 years in Dubai ... UAE ... Dubai ... UAE ... Dubai. Editor’s note ... ....
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Foundation laid for Zayed Dialysis Centre

Gulf News 13 Oct 2019
Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of Dubai ... Dr Al Shaibani noted that the Zayed Dialysis Centre is in line with Dubai’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, especially the third one aimed at ensuring a healthy life and promoting well-being for all people....
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Property: Dubai’s rents dipping as supply rises

Gulf News 13 Oct 2019
Dubai. Have you seen your apartment rent go down by 10 per cent or more in the last 12 months? That’s the average rental drop in the Dubai residential property space during this period. This allows a tenant to lease a studio in Business Bay from Dh40,000, and at Dh35,000 and over if the location preference is for Dubai Marina....

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