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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Real Madrid star Marcelo Vieira praises UAE’s healthcare ecosystem for its highest standards

Gulf News 15 Jun 2021
He was speaking to media at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, where the footballer has come to take a tour of the sports medicine department ... "UAE now hosts a slew of sporting events, including the most attractive Formula 1, UFC championship, Indian Premier League, Dubai Tennis Championship, and many more....
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Dubai Chamber unveils impact of Give and Gain 2021 initiative

Urdu Point 14 Jun 2021
The volunteering initiative exceeded Dubai Chamber’s expectations and created a positive example for other companies to follow, he noted, adding that the annual campaign helps foster a culture of volunteerism within Dubai’s business community....
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Michael Cinco honored at Dakilang Bayani Awards 2021

Manila Bulletin 14 Jun 2021
Noted Dubai-based Filipino couturier Michael Cinco was given the Dakilang Bayani (Noble Hero) award last June 11, 2021, a day in advance of the celebration of the 123rd Philippine Independence Day. The award was bestowed by the Office of the Consul General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates to outstanding overseas Filipinos....
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Dubai Chamber wins 2021 US Green Building Council Middle East Leadership Award

Urdu Point 13 Jun 2021
He also noted that the campus of the University of Dubai, an initiative of Dubai Chamber, achieved LEED Gold certification for New Construction and LEED Platinum certification for Existing Building Operations and Management following the completion of a solar project....
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3 Dubai driving licence services to only be available online

Khaleej Times 13 Jun 2021
Three driver licensing services in Dubai will be available only online and via apps ... "Applications for drivers' experience certificates are now open through the RTA's website, Dubai Drive App and self-service kiosks," he noted ... More than two million driving licence transactions were processed in Dubai in 2020....
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UAE Press: Dubai consolidates position as global education destination

Urdu Point 13 Jun 2021
Indeed, the critical vitality of uninterrupted learning became apparent almost immediately when COVID-19 emerged last year," added the paper, noting that the inception of the new schools in Dubai is therefore clearly with an eye on the future, offering students the skills, the ......
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Real Madrid star Marcelo Vieira praises UAE’s healthcare ecosystem

Gulf Daily News 13 Jun 2021
He was speaking to media at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, where the footballer has come to take a tour of the sports medicine department ...UAE now hosts a slew of sporting events, including the most attractive Formula 1, UFC championship, Indian Premier League, Dubai Tennis Championship, and many more....
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Easing restrictions drive Middle East’s post-pandemic rebound, says ICAEW

Arab News 13 Jun 2021
DUBAI ... Strong Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) readings indicate a positive outlook throughout the year, the report said ... The region can particularly benefit from the expected surge of travel demand once the rest of the world opens up, the report noted, with major global events set to happen in Dubai and Qatar ... .......
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11 Brilliant things to do with kids in Dubai this week

Gulf News 13 Jun 2021
As well as the venue’s usual range of amazing galleries, there will be a host of special workshops put on by some of the UAE’s best small businesses, including Katie Jane Dubai, Music Monkeys, Wobbel Yoga, Natura Tribe, The Bright Minds Institute, Dipti Mulani and more ... Please note....
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REMAKING A RIVER LAND AND PROFIT ALONG THE RAVI

Dawn 13 Jun 2021
Vanessa Watson, a professor at the African Centre for Cities, notes that many cities in sub-Saharan Africa are being reimagined “in the image of cities such as Dubai, Shanghai, and Singapore,” and marketed as sustainable ‘smart cities’ and ‘eco cities’, whose visions stand in ......
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REMAKING A RIVER: LAND AND PROFIT ALONG THE RAVI

Dawn 13 Jun 2021
Vanessa Watson, a professor at the African Centre for Cities, notes that many cities in sub-Saharan Africa are being reimagined “in the image of cities such as Dubai, Shanghai, and Singapore,” and marketed as sustainable ‘smart cities’ and ‘eco cities’, whose visions stand in ......
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RTA to build cycle paths around Expo 2020 bus stations

Khaleej Times 12 Jun 2021
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority has endorsed a project for integrated transport and flexible mobility around 9 Expo 2020 bus stations ... It also makes every effort to ensure safe and smooth access of pedestrians and cyclists to those means to nurture a hospitable environment for peoples of determination," he noted....
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'My husband absconded from the UAE five years ago. Can he return on a tourist visa for a holiday?'

The National 12 Jun 2021
We want to come to Dubai on holiday, but are unsure if he will be refused entry when we arrive ... For confirmation that no travel ban is in place, he can try the Dubai Police website or app, but note that this is for Dubai only ... For Dubai, the website with contact information can be found here ... AT, Dubai....

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