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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Dubai to spend over $75.4m on landscaping projects for Expo 2020 site

Arabian Business 19 Aug 2019
He added that selected plants are either indigenous or are adaptable to Dubai’s environment, noting that expo has employed eco-friendly methods in the design and construction stages of the nursery - solar-powered lights were installed along the main road and the nursery’s team ......
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Dubai reveals ambitious green plans for Expo 2020

Gulf News 17 Aug 2019
Dubai. Dubai has revealed its plans for greenery and water features for Expo 2020 Dubai, which begins in October 2020 ... He said the selected plants are either indigenous or are adaptable to Dubai’s environment, noting that expo has employed eco-friendly methods in the design and construction stages of the nursery....
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Japan to issue visas to Iraqis through offices in Baghdad, Erbil

Kurdistan Media 16 Aug 2019
The statement noted that their offices in Erbil and Baghdad would directly accept applications should individuals be travelling for “diplomatic and official purposes,” invited by Tokyo or an independent Japanese institution, Japanese government awardees, or “those who need imminent humanitarian assistance.”....
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Restaurant review: steak with a side of rock 'n roll at Oak Room, Abu Dhabi Edition

The National 15 Aug 2019
Netsu is a new kind of high-end Japanese spot for Dubai. A note on the menu suggests asking for Charlie’s recommendations and, as Bowie’s Modern Love begins to play, the meat sommelier arrives at our table bursting with enthusiasm over a 200-gram Denver cut (from Dh200) he insists we try....
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32 distressed Filipino expatriates return home on Eid holiday

Khaleej Times 14 Aug 2019
At least 32 distressed Filipino expats, who reportedly suffered various forms of abuse from their employers, were repatriated back home by the Philippine Consulate in Dubai on the Eid Al Adha day ... Polo-Dubai also noted that 99.41 per cent of those who sought refuge at the MWOFRC entered the UAE on tourist visa....
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Memories of the 'Iron Lady': Margaret Thatcher’s first visit to the UAE

The National 14 Aug 2019
“A full line up of shaikhs, ministers … the diplomatic corps, a fleet of Mercedes cars and an escort of police cars, motorcycle outriders and four open Range Rovers filled with machine guns [greeted her],” a note from the British embassy in the UAE reads ... “Her last act before going on to Dubai was a lunch given by [Sheikh] Rashid at the Meridien....
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UAE banks prove resilience again with bumper profits

Khaleej Times 12 Aug 2019
Raghu noted that the US Federal Reserve rate cuts, trade slowdown, Abu Dhabi's fiscal stimulus, Expo 2020 and Dubai's property market are expected to dictate the profitability of UAE banks during the rest of the year ... He said a dip in Dubai's property market could continue to be a pain point, leading to a rise in provisioning....
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Eid Al Adha in UAE: A morning of prayer, day of get-togethers

Khaleej Times 11 Aug 2019
The Eid Musalla in Mankhool, Dubai, was also filled to the brim, with around 700 worshippers, including children ... For Dubai-based expat Ajaz Rasool Budoo, this Eid was not as 'eventful' as it would usually be ... "My circle of friends is in Dubai ... Too many people are travelling to Dubai for the celebrations," Wali said....
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Reader Complaint: UAE bank not releasing end-of-service benefits

Gulf News 11 Aug 2019
Reader gets a complaint resolved with a bank. I have been banking with Al Hilal Bank for the past few years ... Dubai ... With reference to your request, kindly note that case is done and closed as the customer is approaching the branch to sign early settlement form and after settlement we released the lock on his account ... (Process initiation ... Editor’s note ... ....
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Nigeria Fintech firm takes inclusive banking strategy to Dubai

Business Day Online 10 Aug 2019
The managing director notes further in the statement that the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has already announced its plans to host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa on November 18th to 19th in Dubai....
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How the UAE closed ranks to create its military in double time

The National 08 Aug 2019
“It was the most experienced squadron in the Middle East, if not the world,” notes Dr Athol Yates, a lecturer at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi ... “It was now unlikely that strong, friendly forces would come to the aid of Abu Dhabi in the event of external aggression,” the authors note in the book....
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How the UAE closed ranks to create its military in double-quick time

The National 08 Aug 2019
“It was the most experienced squadron in the Middle East, if not the world,” notes Dr Athol Yates, a lecturer at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi ... “It was now unlikely that strong, friendly forces would come to the aid of Abu Dhabi in the event of external aggression,” the authors note in the book....
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Video: Dubai thanks workers and labourers

Gulf News 07 Aug 2019
They distributed personally written ‘thank you’ notes and gifts to workers across all Dubai Culture facilities and in Dubai Design District, regardless of whether they service Dubai Culture staff or not....
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