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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Israel says it strikes targets in Syria in relataliation for missile attack

Penn Live 22 Apr 2021
There was no immediate claim of responsibility ... However, Iran did not retaliate then ... Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only, and has noted that Israel is widely believed to have a nuclear weapons program in Dimona ... ___ ... Associated Press writer Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contributed to this report. Note to readers....

Executive Council of Dubai approves formation of Emirati Human Resources Development Council and Bicycle-Friendly City ...

Urdu Point 21 Apr 2021
DUBAI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 22nd Apr, 2021) H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, today approved a series of decisions and strategic initiatives to nurture local talent at a meeting of The Executive Council....

Dubai plans to boost jobs for Emirati youth

Khaleej Times 21 Apr 2021
Executive Council forms Emirati Human Resources Development Council, approves Dh400-million plan to make Dubai more bicycle-friendly ... Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council who chaired the council's meeting, announced the decisions of the meeting....

Dubai Customs recycles 134,000 counterfeit items worth over Dh1M

Gulf News 21 Apr 2021
Dubai ... Dubai Customs said “recycling counterfeit goods helps brand owners get rid of copied products, without negatively affecting the environment ... Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Department at Dubai Customs, noted....

UAE megaprojects 2021: new developments taking shape in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates

The National 21 Apr 2021
This year is very much shaping up to be another filled with mega-project progress - and not just in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but in the Northern Emirates as well. See our list below and in the slideshow above of what's in the pipeline, and note that original completion dates have been subject to change ... Ain Dubai ... Ciel Dubai ... Dubai CommerCity....

UAE-Israel peace grows people-to-people ties, says Israel’s envoy

Gulf News 21 Apr 2021
“You name it, we are already in one or the other phase of negotiation,” noting that the UAE and Israel are moving “full speed ahead” on issues in which they have “common ground.”. He also noted the importance of this cooperation for the entire Middle East region and that Israel is meeting the rest of the region today in the UAE....

Christian Michel seeks bail on basis of UN report that said his detention was arbitrary

Hindustan Times 21 Apr 2021
Michel’s bail application, filed on Tuesday, noted that he had spent two years and four months in custody in India and another 50 days in Dubai during his extradition proceedings and that he had undergone “almost 600 hours of custodial interrogation” by the CBI and ED....

No concession because he is rich, says SC while rejecting bail plea

Hindustan Times 20 Apr 2021
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 09.49 AM IST ... The high court noted that Raghib “after committing the ghastly incident fled to a foreign country (Dubai).” ... But the bench remained unmoved ... Raghib, who had fled to Dubai after the incident, returned to Kolkata two days later and was arrested from a nursing home where he had got admitted after his return ... .......

Parking cards in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah: All you need to know

Gulf News 19 Apr 2021
Dubai ... For example, in Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority has divided the parking zones into eight categories – Zones A to G and a separate category for multi-storey parking ... While paid parking is charged by many emirates in the UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah offer parking cards or permits for a few months to a year ... Dubai....

OSC to build $570m facility at Saudi energy park

Gulf Daily News 19 Apr 2021
Dubai-based Oilfields Supply Center Limited (OSC) said it has awarded the construction contract for its new base coming up within King Salman Energy Park (Spark) at a total investment of $570 million.  ... The base is expected to create thousands of jobs in the energy fields," noted Al Qahtani. ....

Coronavirus variant cases in Philippines reach 1,500

Sun Star 18 Apr 2021
Together with a three amino acid deletion at spike positions 141 to 143, these mutations were linked to possible increased transmissibility and immune escape in some studies,” the PGC noted. The first variant case in the country involved the B.1.1.7, which was detected in a returning Filipino from Dubai and announced by the DOH on January 13, 2021....

UAE launches National Programme for Behavioral Rewards — Fazaa

Gulf News 17 Apr 2021
The programme, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, falls under the umbrella of the Behavioral Rewards Department — one of the virtual units at the Ministry of Possibilities that was launched by Sheikh Mohammed....

Local Press: UAE seeks to explore more space frontiers

Urdu Point 17 Apr 2021
Citing the Dubai Metro as an example, the daily noted that in 2004, five consortiums were selected to build the first stretch of the Metro ... Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will build the Rashid lunar rover ... The Dubai Media Office has said that the 10-kilogramme ......

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