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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UAE confirms 894 new coronavirus cases

Arab News 22 May 2020
DUBAI ... Dubai Airports added that passengers without confirmed tickets or without protective items and those who arrive earlier than four hours before their scheduled flights would be denied entry to the terminal. Passengers were also encouraged to take note of curfew timings and have their tickets available when required by the Dubai Police....
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Coronavirus: Dubai health and police chiefs joins calls for public to stay home during Eid to help save lives

The National 21 May 2020
Humaid Al Qatami, director general of Dubai Health Authority, insisted the rise in cases in recent days can be managed by the emirate’s medical services and highlighted the growing number of recoveries from the virus ... “During Ramadan, through monitoring, we noted an increase in cases,’ said Mr Qatami during a Dubai media briefing on Thursday....
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Coronavirus: Movement restrictions in UAE start from 8pm

Gulf News 21 May 2020
Dubai ... A Dubai Police said despite the changes in movement restrictions, the permit website is still operational for emergency cases ... “Please note that all permits will be automatically rejected except for medical emergency permits,” the Dubai Police permit website clearly states....
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Fraudster David Haigh loses English Court action to avoid $6m debt recovery

The National 20 May 2020
It noted that Mr Haigh, who has a long history of campaigning against Dubai, did not take issue with the finality of the DIFC Courts ruling and had been represented by leading law firms in its proceedings ... The High Court ruling noted that Mr Haigh had served time in Dubai for ......
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Investment Corporation of Dubai's 2019 profit jumps 17% on banking and transport investments

The National 20 May 2020
Sol Kerzner, creator of Dubai's Atlantis resort, dies aged 84 ... Notes to the accounts also confirmed that following the passing of a law in February, ownership of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre – one of the city's biggest free zones – is now with ICD....
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Coronavirus: Movement restrictions in UAE start from 8pm today

Gulf News 20 May 2020
Dubai ... A Dubai Police said despite the changes in movement restrictions, the permit website is still operational for emergency cases ... “Please note that all permits will be automatically rejected except for medical emergency permits,” the Dubai Police permit website clearly states....
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Infamous charlatan David Haigh caught of notorious crimes

Blitz 20 May 2020
Following the verdict, an organization named Detained in Dubai on its website said. “It is important to note that Detained in Dubai issued a fraud alert on David Haigh after he publicly represented to be the founder and CEO of the organization, as well as deliberately misrepresenting that he had represented clients of Detained in Dubai....
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Dewa discusses enhancing cooperation with Singapore

Gulf Daily News 19 May 2020
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) MD & CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer today (May 19) discussed ways to enhance co-operation with Singaporean authorities besides exchanging of the best international practices and expertise, especially in clean energy during a video conference with Kamal R....
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Abu Dhabi said to offer more dollar bonds as borrowers stockpile cash

Arabian Business 19 May 2020
I would expect levels to tighten and price not too far from the original notes,” said Angad Rajpal, the head of fixed income at Emirates NBD Asset Management in Dubai ... Indonesia, Spain and Italy are among nations that have recently offered notes, as massive central bank stimulus helps global credit markets rebound from a March rout ... ....
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Letters: Readers write about the plight of migrant workers in India amid lockdown during coronavirus

Gulf News 19 May 2020
Migrant workers in India are dying. While the financial package announced by the Prime Minster of India, Narendra Modi, is welcome, it will not usher an “Indian Century” as promised by the leader, nor will it assuage the traumatic impact on the people (“Coronavirus ... Fighting a contagious disease is an important battle too ... Dubai ... Dubai. Editor’s note ... ....
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Emirates says it is reviewing costs like 'any responsible business' amid the pandemic

The National 18 May 2020
Dubai and the UAE economy 'will be back' once Covid-19 clears up. Emirates to resume passenger flights from Dubai to nine cities on May 21 ... priorities through this period”, the spokesperson noted ... These will be the first regular, non-repatriation flights out of Dubai since March 24....
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Calls to ban TikTok in India after video said to be 'glamourising' acid attacks goes viral

The National 18 May 2020
Hundreds of people in India are calling for TikTok to be banned after a user posted a widely-circulated video said to promote acid attacks ... The lyrics of the song played in the background say, “you will cry” ... Police complaint filed ....#BanTikTokInIndia #FaizalSiddiqui” ... TikTok user arrested in Dubai for blowing nose on Dh500 note....
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TikTok user arrested in Dubai for blowing nose on Dh500 note

The National 17 May 2020
A social media user who blew his nose on a Dh500 note in a video stunt has been arrested by Dubai Police ... pic.twitter.com/BGNGCuzudI — Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) May 17, 2020 ... As he goes to sneeze, he grabs a note ......
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