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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CryptoPotato 27 Jan 2023
Crypto exchange Deribit is planning to move its main headquarters to Dubai as soon as the third quarter of this year ... Roles in management, compliance, and support will be housed in the Dubai office. According to Deribit Chief Legal, Compliance, and Regulatory Officer David Dohmen, some employees will continue to be based in Panama....

Beyonce and Jay-Z return to LA with their twins on a private jet after the ...

The Daily Mail 27 Jan 2023
Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z touched down at the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles on Thursday, as they returned from Dubai following her performance ... But things aren't so forward moving in the United Arab Emirates, where Dubai is, as LGBTQ+ people face legal challenges for their sexual orientation....

Ask the Law: When should landlords inform tenants of any rent increase in Dubai

Gulf News 27 Jan 2023
Is the real estate office legally entitled to increase the rent and how much is the legal increase according to the rental law in Dubai? Do they have right to evict me from the property if I do not agree to the increase? According to the rental law, who is responsible for the maintenance of the property, the owner or the tenant? Please advise....

Delhi Police busts job fraud racket, arrests three accused

Financial Express 27 Jan 2023
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Ajman Police reduce speed limit on Dubai-Hatta Street in Masfout to 80km/h

Gulf News 26 Jan 2023
Ajman Police General Command announced on Wednesday that the legal speed limit on Dubai-Hatta Street in the part located in the Masfout and Muzair’a areas of the Emirate of Ajman would be reduced to 80km/h, as part of efforts to achieve the Ministry ......

Avail seamless, cost-effective business set-up solutions at Meydan Free Zone

Gulf News 26 Jan 2023
Moreover, the free zone has partnered with the Department of Economy & Tourism to provide 44 activities eligible for trade licences to work with mainland companies legally, so your business address can be on the mainland, allowing you to operate anywhere in Dubai....

New UAE Commercial Agency Law creates more balanced relations between international business and local agent

Gulf News 26 Jan 2023
Dubai ... When it comes to the Commercial Agency Law, “The UAE Ministry of Economy has tried to resolve all grey matters in case on an uneasy relationship between principal and their UAE agent,” said a lawyer at one of the leading firms in Dubai ... Legal experts define a commercial ......

Abu Dhabi: Woman sues ex-husband for selling her jewellery, refusing to pay the money

Khaleejtimes 26 Jan 2023
An Abu Dhabi court has instructed a resident to pay Dh8,000 to his ex-wife, which he had obtained after selling off her jewellery ... This forced her to take him to court seeking justice ... The man was also told to pay for the woman’s legal expenses. ALSO READ. Dubai....

How Guy Sebastian was leaving his horror 2022 behind on a luxury Japan snow holiday ...

The Daily Mail 25 Jan 2023
But when the family returned home to Sydney last week, they walked into a fresh legal stoush with an old archnemesis - his elderly neighbour ... Sebastian and Egan returned from Japan, where they enjoyed some time on the slopes (pictured) to walk into yet another legal stoush, this time with an old neighbour....

Marilyn Manson and Esme Bianco agree out-of-court settlement

The Moore County News-Press 25 Jan 2023
The 'Game of Thrones' actress had taken legal action against the 'Beautiful People' rocker - whose real name is Brian Warner - in 2021, alleging he had raped and battered her sexually, as well as violated human trafficking laws, but it has now been announced the case won't go to court after they reached an undisclosed agreement....

PGA Tour, DP World Tour Bosses Recuse Themselves from LIV Golf's World Ranking Review

The Post and Courier 24 Jan 2023
Pelley disclosed this decision to reporters covering the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, which begins Thursday in the United Arab Emirates ... "I have not looked at the LIV application," Pelley said during a session with reporters in Dubai ... On the advice of legal counsel, myself and Jay recused ourselves from the separate committee ... ....

Learn to value yourself and do it your way

Khaleejtimes 24 Jan 2023
Last weekend we took a trip to Ras Al Khaimah. On the way, I saw sand dunes and the magic of the desert. I was immediately reminded of my sister’s trip to the Thar desert. It was a thrilling driving expedition, full of adrenaline rush ... My take is this. Learn to value yourself. Do it your way ... - Shilpa Bhasin Mehra is a legal consultant based in Dubai ....

UAE: Man receives Dh30,000 in payout after duo gang up, assault him during argument

Khaleejtimes 23 Jan 2023
A resident who was badly beaten by two young men in Al Ain following an argument, has been awarded Dh30,000 in compensation for the damages ... The men have also been told to pay for the plaintiff’s legal expenses. ALSO READ. Dubai. Maid sentenced to jail, to be deported for hitting one-year-old infant Dubai....

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