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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Portrait of a Nation: Family of cobblers are the heart and sole of historic Dubai district

The National 05 Dec 2019
Favourite place in Dubai ... six sons in Dubai and a daughter in Faisalabad ... Dainty leather slippers of every hue, embroidered in golden thread, are sold from this small kiosk at an alley’s edge in Bur Dubai ... Al Fareed Shoe Repairing is one of four shoe shops founded by their father, who established himself as the creek’s cobbler of note in the 1990s....

Six restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that dish up gluten-free options

The National 05 Dec 2019
Kobeya Kitchen, Dubai. Kobeya Kitchen, located in Dubai’s Wasl Vita Mall, offers an entirely gluten-free menu ... Eating Well, Dubai ... Launched by Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, this cafe’s meals are generally gluten and refined sugar-free, and they also have paleo, vegan and vegetarian options ... Life'n One, Dubai ... The Cycle Bistro, Dubai....

Strong statements from New Zealand and Australia at Dubai Sevens

Gulf News 05 Dec 2019
Dubai. Spain were gritty, Australia were methodical, while New Zealand started their title defence on the best of notes as three of the favourites pulled off wins in the Dubai Sevens women’s competition on the opening day of the Dubai Rugby Sevens on Thursday ...Yes, it is a bit of pressure coming into Dubai trying to defend a title ... Results ... Subscribe....

Policeman jailed for illegally arresting visitor in Dubai

Gulf News 04 Dec 2019
Dubai. A policeman was sentenced to three years in jail for arresting a visitor and forcing him to sign a promissory note for the benefit of a businessman, a Dubai court heard on Wednesday ... The businessman then brought a promissory note and told the victim to sign it. “The businessman told me that I must return Dh132,000 to him by signing the note....

Readers Views: Readers write about UAE National Day and Wahat AL Karama

Gulf News 04 Dec 2019
Rediscovering the city of Dubai ... Fighting the urge to drool, I moved on making a mental note of the home delivery number. Yes, Dubai is staggeringly beautiful, and indeed frequented by millions of visitors ... - The reader is a resident of Dubai ... It’s an honour and privilege to stay in Dubai, UAE. In September 2009, I took my first steps in Dubai....

Farrah Abraham: I'm Using Sophia to Rake in Some Christmas Cash!

The Hollywood Gossip 04 Dec 2019
On a considerably more somber note, Farrah continues ... "Then, we jet off to Dubai," Farrah reveals ... Farrah explains that they're going to Dubai "for some indoor skiing, the Burj Khalifa Firework Show and Wild Wadi Park!" ... The trip to Dubai, as we mentioned, sounds like it's more about business with a few fun activities than about a treat for Sophia ... ....

Gender equality’s progress, viewed from the Middle East

Arab News 03 Dec 2019
Taking part in a panel discussion on the gender gap at the recent World Tolerance Summit in Dubai, Bhatia noted that the Beijing conference popularized the phrase, “Women’s rights are human rights.” As a defining framework for change, the Platform for Action made comprehensive commitments under 12 critical areas of concern....

This is how you can get your children vaccinated for free in the UAE

Gulf News 02 Dec 2019
Dubai ... The polio drops, administered at four months have been discontinued and the fourth Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) given to chlidren at the age of 15 months in Dubai and 18 months in Abu Dhabi and other emirates has also been discontinued ... Dubai ... Important note. ... Important note.....

Five things to watch at Hero World Challenge

Golf Channel 02 Dec 2019
3 in the Official World Golf Ranking last Monday after winning the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, a victory that also earned Rahm the European Tour’s Race to Dubai title ... But no matter what Rahm does this week, he's guaranteed to end 2019 on the highest of notes....

Can bank waive charges for renewal of card?

Gulf News 01 Dec 2019
I find it extremely unreasonable ... Dubai ... Please note that as per banks’ standards and best practices in the UAE banking industry, the Bank is limited with respect to disclosing or providing details and/or specific information about their customers to any third party to maintain the confidentiality of their data and personal information ... Editor’s note....

Moody’s affirms DEWA and DP World ratings, but revises outlook for Dubai-owned firms

Arab News 30 Nov 2019
DUBAI. Ratings firm has Moody’s has affirmed the Baa1 ratings of state-owned firms Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and DP World but revised their outlook to negative from stable. “The rating action reflects the credit linkages between and the government of Dubai....

Saudi Aramco beats target as retail subscriptions close

The National 30 Nov 2019
Read More ... A note on the Aramco IPO published by Dubai-based fund manager stated that once floated, Saudi Aramco would comprise between 9.3 per cent to 9.9 per cent of the Tadawul All-Share index and is likely to attract foreign inflows of between $3.2bn-$3.4bn from funds tracking MSCI and FTSE Russell indexes ... Updated. November 30, 2019 05.29 PM ... ....

Steinway Prize Winner Concert comes to the UAE

Gulf News 29 Nov 2019
This weekend, Dubai is to play witness to Muller’s prowess ... It’s a need that’s served him well — he is off to prolifically share his views — through his notes. “I look forward to play the concert on Saturday with the Dubai Concert Committee at the One and Only Royal Mirage and have ......

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