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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Start-ups battle to lead last-mile delivery market in Pakistan

The News International 16 Nov 2019
“This is difficult to gain trust of investors on convertible notes,” said Cheetay’s executive whose company was first registered in Dubai and now is incorporated in British Virgin Island ... “This is difficult to gain trust of investors on convertible notes,” said ......

No-fly-drone zone for 9 days: Dubai Civil Aviation

Khaleej Times 14 Nov 2019
Kindly note that all Drone operations within 15Km Radius from Centre of Al Maktoum International Airport are herewith cancelled immediately due to Dubai Airshow 2019....

Mexican Gulf, not Ghawar wells

DNA India 14 Nov 2019
The all-India general Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation was steady at 3.21% in August 2019, compared to 3.15% in July 2019. Core CPI inflation eased to 4.20% in August 2019 compared with 4.25% in July 2019 ... 10,700 crore on an annualised basis ... It is worth noting that the Indian basket of crude represents the average of Oman, Dubai and Brent Crude ... ....

Bengaluru woman in Sharjah alleges harassment

The Hindu 13 Nov 2019
As the post went went viral, the Sharjah police and the Consulate General of India in Dubai rushed to her help ... The Consulate General of India in Dubai also took to social media to announce that the woman is safe ... We will provide all possible help to her,” the Consulate General of India, Dubai tweeted on Wednesday....

Golf Glance

Tyler Morning Telegraph 13 Nov 2019
All times CST ... Notes ... Race to Dubai leader ... Notes. The second of three postseason events features five of the top 10 from the Race to Dubai ... 6 in the Race to Dubai with his victory in the Turkish Airlines Open ... Erik Van Rooyen is the leading South African player in the Race to Dubai at No ... Kurt Kitayama is the leading American in the Race to Dubai at No....

Could never forget Mohanlal, for me Mammootty is an elder brother: Dileep

International Business Times 13 Nov 2019
During the interview, Dileep revealed that he could never forget Mohanlal. It should be noted that Dileep started his career as an assistant director in the Mohanlal movie 'Vishnulokam', which released long back in 1991 ... It should be noted that after Dileep's marriage with Kavya Madhavan, Mammootty had hosted a special party for the couple in Dubai ... ....

UAE: Bank’s misleading promotions on balance transfer

Gulf News 12 Nov 2019
False promises on balance transfer Bank changes policy without transparency. I hold a First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) credit card. I received an SMS from FAB stating if I do Dh15,000 balance transfer, I will get two tickets to Dubai Parks and Resorts, and I registered for that ... Dubai. Editor’s note ... Editor’s note ... ....

All systems go as Jebel Ali hosts first Purebred Arabian race of the season

Gulf News 12 Nov 2019
Dubai ... Al Halawani also noted that Dubai Real Estate Centre will support two races on the card, while the feature race of the afternoon will be sponsored, as has now become a tradition, by Shadwell Farm, the breeding arm of Shaikh Hamdan’s thoroughbred and Arabian racing empire....

Dubai’s service charge setting needs a relook

Gulf News 12 Nov 2019
We cannot generalise on Dubai’s service charges rates, because it depends heavily on the ... On the same note, we all know that master-developers like Emaar, Dubai Properties and Meraas have not handed over their developments to owner associations, unlike private sub-developers....

Second-Tier Cities Show Strong Growth on Prime Global Cities Index

Barrons 12 Nov 2019
It tracks the movement in prime residential prices in 45 cities worldwide ... The intensifying trade relations between the U.S ... More ... Luxury sales volumes are at their weakest in several years in many first-tier global cities, Knight Frank noted. Traditional top markets such as London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai are all among the bottom 10 of the list....

New business growth in Dubai rose in October, data shows

Gulf News 11 Nov 2019
Dubai. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data for October showed business growth in Dubai’s non-oil private sector strengthened in October, compared to the previous month ... Dubai non-oil firms continued to build up their inventories at the start of the fourth quarter, as several panellists noted an anticipation of larger orders in the future....

Dubai non-oil sector improves, job creation hits 21-month high

Khaleej Times 11 Nov 2019
Dubai's non-oil sector witnessed sharp improvement in October, helped by new order growth, according to IHS Markit Dubai Purchasing Managers' index released on Monday ... Meanwhile, Dubai non-oil firms built up their inventories at the start of the fourth quarter, as several panellists noted an anticipation of larger orders in the future....

Top aviation group Air Partner opens new Dubai office

Gulf Daily News 11 Nov 2019
"Dubai is one of the world's leading financial hubs and so it was a logical step for us to establish our first office in the Middle East here, given the range of sectors and customers that will benefit from our extensive portfolio of services," noted Briffa....