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 government buys up works by Emirati artists' for embassies following the coronavirus-related suspension of ...

The Art Newspaper 03 Apr 2020
Yet the initiative was not new, nor was it a dedicated response the suspension of Art Dubai ... “Art Dubai mentioned this [programme] to us in 2019”, noting that the government initiative was supported by the postponed fair and promoted to several local galleries since its inception before the region’s Covid-19 lockdown....
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UAE start-up Immensa is making face shields and ventilator connectors to fight coronavirus

The National 02 Apr 2020
Dubai-based 3D printing start-up Immensa, which specialises in manufacturing spare parts used in the oil and gas industry, is switching gears to produce medical face shields to help stem the coronavirus outbreak ... 3D printing offers an economical and faster solution to manufacture spare parts used in any industry,” noted Mr Shawwa....
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Coronavirus: Dubai RTA revises operational hours for public transport including metro, buses and taxis

Gulf News 01 Apr 2020
Dubai. Commuters in the Dubai must note the new timetable for all public transport means announced by the Roads and Transport Authority on Wednesday. According to the new timetable, Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram will be ......
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Mai Dubai unveils `zero-sodium’ alkaline water

Gulf Daily News 01 Apr 2020
Mai Dubai, a bottled water company fully owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has announced the launch of ‘Mai Dubai Zero-Sodium Alkaline Water,’ which combines Zero Sodium with Alkaline.  ... The new 3-1 (three-in-one) product was internally developed and is produced at the Mai Dubai Factory in Al Qudra, Dubai....
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World comes together to support Expo 2020 Dubai amid Covid-19 crisis

Gulf Daily News 01 Apr 2020
International Participants from across the globe and official commercial partners have shown solidarity with Expo 2020 Dubai following the agreement to explore postponing the event because of the current global health crisis ... Juan Pablo Cavelier, Commissioner General of Colombia at Expo 2020 Dubai, said....
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Saudi Arabia jacks up oil output to full as OPEC deal expires, raising fears of global price war

The News International 01 Apr 2020
DUBAI/KARACHI ... State oil giant Saudi Aramco had yesterday asked major energy service companies to stand with its plans to put oil supply on full throttle, at the 12mbpd capacity "starting April 1 and for the foreseeable future", an industry source noted, and advised them to further raise it to 13mbpd ... DUBAI/KARACHI....
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Flyer list spooks Darjeeling locality

The Telegraph India 01 Apr 2020
Darjeeling district police chief Amarnath K. said ... An official note from a block development office to the higher authorities merely informing the travel history and personal details of a Darjeeling resident who had flown from Dubai was recently circulated on social media. Officials couldn’t explain how the note had been leaked ... ....
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Coronavirus: Dubai parents seek school fee reduction

Gulf News 31 Mar 2020
Dubai . Parents of school going students in Dubai are calling upon the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) to intervene with educational institutions to drop tuition fees and waive next year’s enrolment fees ... “As noted earlier, all fee-related updates are available on https.//www.khda.gov.ae/en/safetyatschools....
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KHDA: Dubai parents call for school fee reduction and enrollment fee waiver amid COVID-19 coronavirus situation

Gulf News 31 Mar 2020
Dubai . Parents of school going students in Dubai are calling upon the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) to intervene with educational institutions to drop tuition fees and waive next year’s enrolment fees ... “As noted earlier, all fee-related updates are available on https.//www.khda.gov.ae/en/safetyatschools....
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Register for a move permit in Dubai: Here's how

Gulf News 30 Mar 2020
Dubai. Moving during the hours designated for disinfection is still possible, provided a resident applies for a "move permit" ... Here's the link to the site ... Important note. Only Dubai residents with this 'move permit' can leave their houses during sterilization hours from March 26 to April 5. FOLLOWING ARE THE STEPS.. 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... Press NEXT. 5.  ... 6 ... 7....
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GCC markets start week mixed as Abu Dhabi and Dubai gain

MENA FN 30 Mar 2020
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) GCC equity markets started the week on a mixed note with three major bourses - Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai - closing up... ....
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Damac reveals $10m loss amid 'softer market conditions'

Arabian Business 29 Mar 2020
Dubai-based Damac Properties has revealed ... In a note to Dubai Financial Market (DFM), Damac chairman Hussain Sajwani said profit was adversely affected by non-cash items such as impairment on development properties worth AED124m and impairment on trade receivables totalling AED41m....
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RTA completes sterilisation of Dubai metro, trams, stations

Gulf Daily News 28 Mar 2020
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the sterilisation of all 47 Dubai Metro stations, 79 trains, 11 tram stations and Dubai Trams as part of the National Disinfection Programme jointly undertaken by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior....

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