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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Jobs return to Dubai businesses on higher April orders: IHS Markit

Gulf News 10 May 2021
Dubai ... Outlook for the coming 12 months of business activity in Dubai "improved markedly" during April ... Interestingly, the report notes that new jobs were created in Dubai’s private sector workforce, leading to a third increase in four months, and “reflecting efforts to rebuild business capacity”....

Dubai's private sector records highest growth since October 2019 in April: IHS Markit

Gulf News 10 May 2021
Dubai. Dubai’s private sector has recorded its biggest ... Interestingly, the report notes that new jobs were created in Dubai’s private sector workforce, leading to a third increase in four months, and “reflecting efforts to rebuild business capacity”....

Rents in Dubai and Sharjah stabilise, with some locations seeing increases after 3 years: Asteco

Gulf News 10 May 2021
Dubai. Tenants in Sharjah should take note – There were minimal rent declines in the city’s most popular neighbourhoods in the first three months of this year compared with levels seen in the fourth quarter of 2020 ... The same is happening in Dubai, where in fact, some locations are actually seeing rental gains in recent weeks....

Dubai Police arrests one of UK’s most wanted fugitives

Urdu Point 09 May 2021
It is worth noting that the active cooperation of Dubai Police with international police agencies has resulted in the extraditing 52 international wanted people involved in serious crimes such as terrorism, organised crime, money laundering, murder and drugs....

Dewa unit to set up big solar-powered data centre in Dubai

Gulf Daily News 08 May 2021
The new sustainable, carbon-neutral green data centre uses 100% renewable energy and has a capacity exceeding 100 megawatts (MW) and is the second solar-powered green data centre in Dubai launched by Moro Hub.  ... Dubai has surpassed this target, reducing emissions by 22% in 2019," he noted. ....

Five boat tours to take in Dubai: from breakfast on a pirate ship to dinner on a dhow

The National 07 May 2021
One of the best aspects of living in Dubai is that you're never that far from the ocean, and sailing trips are commonplace ... Perfect for people with children, the Black Pearl Pirate Boat is modelled on the hit film series Pirates of the Caribbean and operator Tour Dubai offers a range of onboard experiences ... 2 ... Go Fishing Dubai....

Ministry of Community Development, GCC Secretariat General enhance collaboration, integration in Dubai Expo

Urdu Point 06 May 2021
DUBAI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 07th May, 2021) ... Moza Ibrahim Al Akraf Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of the MoCD, noted that the MoU is important in terms of integration in joint programmes and events, during Dubai Expo 2020, under the pavilion of the GCC Secretariat....

AudioSwim on song to help achieve fair pay for UAE artists

Arab News 06 May 2021
DUBAI ... The transition to a digital world would not be entirely plain sailing and the mix of cultures in the UAE made it harder for outsiders to understand the local music scene, but Carter noted that the country was already leading the way in blockchain technology. “With Dubai ......

Dubai house prices stable for three months running - first time in five years

Arab News 04 May 2021
Dubai property prices have now been stable for three months on the trot - the first time that has happened in five years, notes Tellimer ... the stabilization in completed real estate prices in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi," the research company said in a note to clients on Tuesday....

Dubai start-up CAFU, RoadSafetyUAE launch #RoadSafeTogether campaign

Gulf News 04 May 2021
Dubai. A year-long campaign promoting road safety was recently launched by Dubai start-up CAFU and RoadSafetyUAE. The two entities noted ... According to Dubai Police, the accident happened due to poor visibility and not leaving a safe distance between vehicles ... Road closures on Dubai’s ......

COVID: Air India airlifted 190 tonnes of medical equipment from various countries in 10 days

India TV 04 May 2021
"Till date, we have carried more than 8,000 medical equipment worth over 190 tonnes from Hong Kong, Germany, USA, Singapore, Dubai, London etc. into India for onward delivery in various states," it noted ... .......

How an innocent Ghanaian was arrested in Dubai over smuggling of marijuana

Ghana Web 03 May 2021
According to him, the items his brother was arrested with, did not belong to him but a friend who resided in Dubai ... “Though we agreed, Big Joe later sent us a voice note indicating that the bags would be given to us but it would be brought in by someone at the airport on the day of our departure to Dubai,” he added....

Saudi Islamic finance growth strong as social issuance set to rise: S&P

Arab News 03 May 2021
DUBAI ... It also expects some growth in Qatar supported by investments related to the upcoming World Cup, “and to a lesser extent the UAE where the Dubai Expo is likely to help boost economic activity,” it added. The report also noted a potential rise in the issuance of social ......