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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Alcohol licence holders in Dubai must update cards by August 31

The National 10 Aug 2020
Dubai residents with alcohol licences will need to apply for a new card from September, the city's two government-approved retailers said ... How to get an alcohol licence in Dubai. Dubai to offer tourists temporary alcohol licences to close legal loophole ... Dubai residents who apply ......

Smart alcohol licence launched in Dubai

Gulf Business 09 Aug 2020
“With tourists also coming back to Dubai, they will continue to be able to benefit from being able to shop in any of our stores, legally and safely, they simply need to take their original passport to register.”. MMI and A+E also recently launched as a legal home delivery solution for wines, spirits and beers in Dubai....

Homefront: 'How can I get my landlord to agree to a rent reduction during Covid-19?'

The National 06 Aug 2020
Is there any hope for a rent reduction? VK, Dubai Read More ... This in itself is a form of help because legally he doesn’t have to give away the rent ... If the communication comes to a stalemate, the only way to settle it would be to file a case at the Rental Dispute Settlement Committee (RDSC) in Dubai....

Dubai among world's top five shipping centres for 3rd consecutive year

Gulf News 05 Aug 2020
"Further inspired by this newest achievement, DMCA will continue to enhance Dubai's competitiveness on the global shipping landscape, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, led by our ......

The Debt Panel: 'I'm being chased for a Dh7,000 credit card bill I can't afford to pay'

The National 02 Aug 2020
If the company refuses to return it, I suggest going to the police as this is a legal matter and this company is breaking both international law and the rules of the UAE ... 'Can a bank file a bounced cheque case in Sharjah if I live in Dubai?'....

Quieter Eid Al Adha a chance to reflect, say UAE residents

Gulf News 30 Jul 2020
Dubai ... Dubai Summer Surprises gives families perfect reason to come together and enjoy In pictures. UAE residents try their hands at fishing, get connected with nature Inside Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai ... This time there will be no visitors or guests,” said Omar, 44, who works in the legal department of a large firm in Dubai....

Homefront: 'Do we have to pay for repairs and repainting when we vacate our flat?'

The National 30 Jul 2020
For the past seven years, we have lived in a prestigious apartment building in Dubai Marina ... What is the best course of action here? SM, Dubai Read More ... If you truly believe that the intention of the landlord is not honourable when it comes to your deposit, I suggest you file a case at the Rental Dispute Settlement Committee in Dubai....

Bayat Legal Services: "Ignorance is not a defence, an applicant must be aware of the law"

Gulf News 29 Jul 2020
Sam Bayat, Founder and Owner, Bayat Legal Services talks to Sankar Sri Pillai about the heritage brand’s history while highlighting why transparency and playing by the rules is applicable to both consultants facilitating and applicants seeking immigration. When was Bayat Legal Services founded, what’s the ethos behind the brand?....

13 of the best immigration and second citizenship consultants in the UAE

Gulf News 29 Jul 2020
+971(0) 42 48 3900 / (0) 65 045 000; Email; https.// ... Bayat Legal Services headquarters in Dubai Image Credit ... BAYAT LEGAL SERVICES ... The company head office is based in Dubai under DED Licence#832434 with its partner offices in each of the countries it operates in....

How fraud 'Billionaire' Hushpuppi landed in FBI net; Instagram played vital role

International Business Times 28 Jul 2020
The Nigerian conman Ramon Olornuwa Abbas or 'Hushpuppi' was arrested last month by the FBI in Dubai ... Gal Pizzetsky Abbas' lawyer told BBC, "In my opinion, the FBI and the government here acted illegally when they kidnapped him from Dubai without any legal process to do so." ....

203 prisoners pardoned by Dubai ruler ahead of Eid al-Adha

Gulf Daily News 26 Jul 2020
... will immediately commence the legal procedures to implement the order so that the pardoned can spend Eid Al Adha with their families....

More than 100 UAE residents tamper with their COVID-19 results to enter Abu Dhabi

Arab News 24 Jul 2020
DUBAI. More than 100 UAE residents have been referred to federal authorities for legal action after tampering with the messages of their COVID-19 results to pass through Abu Dhabi’s border checkpoints ... government authorities, in order to avoid legal liability,” Al-Zaabi said....

Coronavirus: UAE visitors stuck in Oman’s Musandam seek help for repatriation

Gulf News 23 Jul 2020
Dubai ... At least four people, including two women and a child, have appealed for special humanitarian consideration so that they can meet the August 11 deadline given to visit visas holders to exit the country or correct their legal status ... They said they had entered Musandam using one-week’s legal entry permit on March 8....