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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Health food sales spike in UAE during pandemic

The National 25 Feb 2021
Overall sales of healthy food reached Dh1.8bn ($490m) last year - a rise of 4.9 per cent - according to a report presented by Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry on the sidelines of the Gulfood trade exhibition ... The Dubai Chamber report also noted the impact of movement restrictions on UAE consumers....
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China's communist leader Xi Jinping claims to have 'eradicated rural poverty' after forcibly relocating 10million ...

The Daily Mail 25 Feb 2021
Xi Jinping has claimed 'victory' over extreme poverty in China, marking the end to a near four-decade mission for the ruling communist party ... Between 2016 and 2020, it is thought China forcibly relocated some 10million people this way, moving them closer to large towns ... RELATED ARTICLES ... Now kidnapped Dubai Princess Latifa sends handwritten note... ....
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Very nice, old sport! Great Gatsby-inspired mansion in Leeds with nine bedrooms, mannequins, fake skeletons ...

The Daily Mail 25 Feb 2021
An eccentric Great Gatsby-style home is on the market for £1.7million - complete with mannequins, fake skeletons and an array of animal prints ... Mannequins can be spotted throughout the home - including a Cher look alike wearing a curly black wig and sequined ball gown in the hallway ... Now kidnapped Dubai Princess Latifa sends handwritten note... ....
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UAE Jewish community gears up for Purim and 24-hour megillah reading

The Jerusalem Post 24 Feb 2021
In a statement by the Jewish Council of the Emirates (JCE) before Purim Ross Kriel, President of the Jewish Council of the Emirates noted that “many readings of the Megillat Esther will occur this year in Dubai and in the UAE – in person and through zoom....
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Iran’s Nemati hogs limelight on opening day of Fazza Championships in Dubai

Gulf News 24 Feb 2021
Dubai ... Full field for Fazza Para Archery Dubai 2021 Fazza — Dubai 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix. UAE’s Al Hammadi adds a second silver India conclude Fazza Championships on a high note at Dubai 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix Fazza Championship ... Dubai will be looking to ......
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Wealth Report: UAE's rich do have plans to buy new homes in 2021, Knight Frank report

Gulf News 24 Feb 2021
Dubai.Developers in the UAE and elsewhere take note – the world’s wealthy have plans to buy new homes or other real estate assets this year ... Dubai's prime value ... Dubai came in second place (42,356 homes worth Dh3.6 million or over) and Sydney (27,436 homes) in third....
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Wealth Report: UAE's rich do have plans to buy new homes in 2021, Knight Frank survey

Gulf News 24 Feb 2021
Dubai.Developers in the UAE and elsewhere take note – the world’s wealthy have plans to buy new homes or other real estate assets this year ... Dubai's prime value ... Dubai came in second place (42,356 homes worth Dh3.6 million or over) and Sydney (27,436 homes) in third....
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In Pictures: 10 of the oldest mosques in the UAE

Gulf News 24 Feb 2021
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque, built in 1850 and then rebuilt in 1952 and 1999 in the style of the original Grand Mosque, is the oldest in Dubai ... Jumeirah Mosque built in 1979 on Jumeirah beach road in Dubai. Also known as ‘the two minaret mosque,' it is featured on the Dh500 note and was built under the patronage of Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum....
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UAE Ambassador, Andorra's Foreign Minister discuss strengthening cooperation

Urdu Point 24 Feb 2021
She also briefed the UAE ambassador on her country's stance and aspirations in the political, economic and cultural fields, noting the importance of Andorra's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai towards achieving those goals .......
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Janhvi Kapoor shares heartbreaking note from mom Sridevi on her death anniversary, says ‘miss you’

Indian Express 24 Feb 2021
Sridevi died three years ago in Dubai from ‘accidental drowning’. Janhvi shared a note in her post, which was written to her by her mother ... You are the best baby in the world,” the note reads ... See Sridevi’s handwritten note for Janhvi Kapoor here.....
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Dubai's online F&B sales rocketed 255% in pandemic year: Dubai Chamber

Gulf News 22 Feb 2021
Dubai. Online sales in the UAE’s food and beverage market surged 255 per cent year-over-year in 2020 to Dh1.5 billion, according to Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry ... The presentation also noted that sugar was a top product re-exported from Dubai to foreign markets in 2020, followed by legumes and dates....
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Blue-chips lead UAE stock gains

Gulf News 21 Feb 2021
Dubai. Dubai and Abu Dhabi stocks opened the week on a higher note led all the way by their blue-chips, while other Gulf markets demonstrated a subdued activity in the absence of major triggers for a bull or bearish mood ... Dubai Financial Market moved higher by 0.4 per cent bouncing ......
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Canada, UAE reach new milestone in agrifood trade

Gulf Daily News 21 Feb 2021
Jean-Philippe Linteau, Consul General of Canada in Dubai, noted that Canada-UAE trade was up 17 per cent in 2020 despite Covid-19.  He also underlined that Canada’s high-quality canola seeds offer UAE consumers new and healthier eating experience.   ....
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