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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Dubai Investment Week ‘to boost investor confidence’

Gulf Daily News 22 Sep 2019
"Dubai’s success in attracting remarkable FDI flows will further enhance the emirate's position as a pivotal hub in the global economy, thanks to the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai," noted Al Qamzi....

HC says Talwar ‘ruling the roost’ even in jail, junks bail plea

The Times of India 20 Sep 2019
Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar denied the relief to Talwar, who was arrested by the ED after his deportation from Dubai in January, and noted the diary of proceedings revealed by ED. The court noted “despite being in judicial custody how the petitioner is still ruling the roost and is ......

UAE Maritime Week to promote sector growth

Gulf News 19 Sep 2019
I commend the tremendous efforts of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), which hosts the UAE Maritime Week 2019 ... Furthermore, I wish to note that Dubai’s achievements in the trade and maritime field have been phenomenal and it continues to lead the region in shaping the trends when it comes to developing a world-class maritime capital....

Country needs to develop shipping industry

Sri Lanka News 19 Sep 2019
This has resulted in paving the way for Singapore to go forward.”He noted that Dubai on the other side has taken advantage of being in-between the Far East which Sri Lanka could have played a pivotal role. The lost opportunity went to Fujairah and Dubai has taken full advantage before it goes into Europe....

Trump's new national security adviser is a 'nice guy', but poorly equipped for one of the toughest jobs in the White House, sources say

Business Insider 19 Sep 2019
The 38-0 claim also struggles to stand up to scrutiny, according to a private security consultant based in Dubai who specializes in kidnapping and ransom operations. The source noted that O'Brien did manage to secure the release of Andrew Brunson, an US pastor detained in Turkey ......

Dharmendra Pradhan bats for direct flights between Bhubaneswar, Dubai

Moneycontrol 18 Sep 2019
Noting that the government has created "ground- breaking" progress in developing regional air connectivity through the UDAN scheme, the Petroleum and Steel Minister said at present Bhubaneswar is only connected to Bangkok via direct flight service ... Noting that the government has ......

Dubai hospital worker accepted cash to hand out sick notes

The National 18 Sep 2019
A Dubai hospital worker who accepted bribes in return for offering sick notes to patients has been jailed for one year ... The men agreed to a three-day note attributed to back pain, which would cost the patient Dh450 ... stealing a doctor’s stamp at Dubai Criminal Court on Wednesday....

DP World starts infrastructure work at maritime city

Gulf Daily News 18 Sep 2019
The project, which is connected by a causeway to Dubai’s major road network, is expected to be completed in early 2021 ... We look forward to its continued success and contribution to the economy, creating jobs at the heart of Dubai," noted Bin Sulayem....

A guide to grocery shopping in the UAE: 41 places to buy your food in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The National 18 Sep 2019
Each has multiple branches in Abu Dhabi and Dubai ... Dubai got its first Spinneys in 1961 – at the time the only retailer to sell frozen chicken from a chiller van ... “Seeing shoppers fill up three trolleys on average is common here,” notes Dubai mum-of-two Zeba Syed ... new South African supermarket in Dubai sells everything from Ghost Pops to Lucky Star....

Iran Tells U.S.: Response to Any Attack 'Won't Be Limited to Its Source'

US News 18 Sep 2019
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's retaliation to any military attack will not be "limited to its source," Tehran said in an official note to Washington,... ....

How a Dubai workplace is tearing down walls of silence for deaf staff

The National 18 Sep 2019
They come up to me and talk with their gestures instead of the notes they would write earlier to explain something to me.”. Mr Mirza studied in Dubai after moving to the emirate from his homeland with his family ... as Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan during movie promotions in Dubai....

Expat demands Dh5 million for Dubai businessman's 'drunk' voice notes

Khaleej Times 16 Sep 2019
The Dubai Public Prosecution has referred an Asian translator to the criminal court over accusations that he blackmailed a GCC businessman with voice ......

Letters: Readers write about India’s moon mission, sustainability and nack to school traffic

Gulf News 16 Sep 2019
Readers write about issues affecting their community and the world ... Image Credit. Screengrab. A big achievement ... Good luck!. From Mr Waqar Zafar. UAE ... UAE ... UAE ... UAE ... Dubai ... Heavy traffic on the first day of school opening at Al Ittihad from Sharjah towards Dubai Image Credit ... I work in the Al Barsha area of Dubai and stay in Sharjah ... Dubai. Editor’s note ... ....