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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Return of flights to Dubai 'important step in supporting aviation sector'

Gulf Daily News 07 Jul 2020
The directorate will start receiving returning residents through Dubai’s airports starting from Tuesday in line with the highest security standards, he added, noting that they will be greeted under the slogan "Welcome again in your second home", UAE news agency WAM reported....
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Sheikh Hamdan tours Dubai airport as city welcomes tourists

Gulf News 07 Jul 2020
Dubai ... He noted ... Dubai International ... The first batch of tourists who arrived in Dubai on Tuesday Image Credit ... Major General Mohammad Al Marri, Director-General of GDRFA-Dubai, told Gulf News ... “Depending on your nationality you can get a visa on arrival, or you can apply for your visit visa from Dubai Immigration before you travel,” it noted ... Dubai....
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Letters: Readers write about what the COVID-19 pandemic taught them

Gulf News 07 Jul 2020
COVID-19. What the pandemic taught me…. While humankind continues to create imminent possibilities from mere dreams, the current pandemic has served a purpose, that of a period to one’s life (“More than a dozen hospitals declared coronavirus-free in Dubai”, Gulf News, July 04) ... the introspection of oneself ... From Mr Srujal Gawali ... Dubai. Editor’s note ... ....
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The Dubai spas reopening this week, the treatment deals and the precautions to expect

The National 06 Jul 2020
On July 4, the government of Dubai eased restrictions, allowing spas to reopen, so long as they follow stringent safety precautions ... Dubai spas and massage services to restart ... Do you still need to book ahead at Dubai gyms? Different booking policies explained ... Anantara Dubai Spa ... Note....
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Are face masks the new fashion accessory?

The National 04 Jul 2020
... the world, and people might just be starting to realise the emotional and psychological trauma they may have endured as a result of around-the-clock news coverage of the pandemic,” notes Dr Saliha Afridi, clinical psychologist and managing director of Lighthouse Arabia in Dubai....
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Strong appetite for Dubai's residential market despite Covid-19 crisis, report reveals

Arabian Business 03 Jul 2020
The total supply in Dubai was predicted to reach 671,000 units by 2021. Additionaly, the report noted that Dubai will continue to be a buyers’ and sellers’ market, with prices expected to remain soft throughout 2020 due to Covid-19 ... Dubai’s commercial gross leasable area (GLA) is forecast to increase to 9.18 million square meters by 2021....
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More Indian flights from UAE announced, bookings to open

The Siasat Daily 03 Jul 2020
Dubai ... Air India Express will operate these flights under the Vande Bharat Mission to south Indian cities from Sharjah, according to the Indian Consulate in Dubai. “All Indian nationals are advised to take note of direct sale of Air India Express flights from Sharjah....
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Vande Bharat Mission: More Indian flights from UAE announced, Air India Express bookings open this evening

Gulf News 03 Jul 2020
Dubai ... Air India Express will operate these flights under the Vande Bharat Mission to south Indian cities from Sharjah, according to the Indian Consulate in Dubai. “All Indian nationals are advised to take note of direct sale of Air India Express flights from Sharjah....
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More Indian flights from UAE announced, Air India Express bookings open this evening

Gulf News 03 Jul 2020
Dubai ... Air India Express will operate these flights under the Vande Bharat Mission to south Indian cities from Sharjah, according to the information released by the Indian Consulate in Dubai. “All Indian nationals are advised to take note of direct sale of Air India Express flights from Sharjah....
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India to operate 9 more flights to evacuate stranded citizens from UAE

Yahoo Daily News 03 Jul 2020
Dubai, Jul 3 (PTI) India will operate nine more flights on Friday to evacuate its citizens stranded in the UAE due to the travel restrictions imposed in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Air India Express will operate these flights as part of the Vande Bharat Mission to south Indian cities from Sharjah, according to the Indian Consulate in Dubai....
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Vande Bharat Mission: India to operate 9 more flights to evacuate stranded citizens from UAE

The Times of India 03 Jul 2020
DUBAI ... Air India Express will operate these flights as part of the Vande Bharat Mission to south Indian cities from Sharjah, according to the Indian Consulate in Dubai. “All Indian nationals are advised to take note of direct sale of Air India Express flights from Sharjah....
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Amitabh Bachchan remembers Saroj Khan: You gave us rhythm, style and grace of movement

Indian Express 03 Jul 2020
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan penned an emotional Instagram note in the memory of ace choreographer Saroj Khan ... That is how much I enjoyed your dance moves.” The megastar noted that at the time Saroj Khan was living in Dubai ... Amitabh Bachchan concluded the note with, “I shall end for the DAY now .....
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Air Seychelles not permitted to fly UAE residents to Dubai | 02 July 2020

Nation 02 Jul 2020
Seychelles NATION reached out to Air Seychelles who noted that they are only operating flights to Dubai to repatriate visitors stranded in Seychelles back to their home countries ... The spokesperson for the airline noted that Air Seychelles did not cancel any flights to Dubai last week....
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