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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Public holidays: Am I legally obliged to give my nanny a day off?

Gulf News 29 Nov 2020
Dubai ... The reader asked. “I wanted to know if I am legally obliged to give my nanny, who is under our sponsorship, a leave during the public holidays ... Gulf News raised the query with Jihene Arfaoui, a legal adviser based in Dubai, who spoke about the provisions in Federal Law No ... Occupation categories ... 1 ... - Jihene Arfaoui, a legal adviser based in Dubai....

A group of teenagers involved in a fight arrested by Dubai Police

Gulf News 28 Nov 2020
Dubai. Dubai Police have arrested a group of teenagers over a fight at a public place ... for a legal action....

SLC and Dubai Chamber sign MoU to Enhance Legal, Institutional, and Research Cooperation

MENA FN 28 Nov 2020
(MENAFN - Dubai PR Network) MoU aims to further develop legislative process and legal system to better serve business community UAE, 28 November 202... ....

Homefront: ‘How do I know if a property project is safe to invest in?’

The National 26 Nov 2020
I am planning to purchase a studio apartment in Dubai but am currently in Netherlands ... The Dubai real estate market has gone through huge transformations from the early 2000s to where we are today ... However, the Dubai real estate market is resilient ... He has worked in the property sector for more than 35 years in London and Dubai....

Startups turn to business centres for office space

Gulf News 25 Nov 2020
Renting an office space is a legal compulsion for foreign investors seeking to set up business in mainland Dubai ... A coworking space in Dubai cuts all these costs and let entrepreneurs only pay for what they use ... Foreign entrepreneurs are often overwhelmed by the technical, administrative and legal requirements of company formation in Dubai....

Man cleared of barging into Dubai firm, threatening staff

MENA FN 25 Nov 2020
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A legal consultant was cleared on Wednesday by the Dubai Court of First Instance of the charges of trespassing into a private... ....

Murdred Indian couple's children granted UAE golden residency

Gulf Daily News 24 Nov 2020
He noted that the Victims Support Programme worked to follow up and finish all legal procedures related to the case of the girls at the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Dubai, and also get them special permits to facilitate their travel during the COVID-19 precautionary ......

Egyptian Celeb Faces Legal Action for Taking Photos With Israelis

The Algemeiner 24 Nov 2020
Egyptian actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan is facing legal action for causing “offense the Egyptian people” after taking pictures in Dubai over the weekend with several prominent Israelis, including pop singer Omer Adam ... in Dubai went viral on social media on Saturday....

Marian na-touch sa birthday wish ni Zia

Journal Online 24 Nov 2020
HANDA na si Alice Dixson sa kaniyang role bilang isang Muslim sa upcoming Kapuso series na ‘Legal Wives.’. Kuwento ng aktres, bukod sa kanyang paninirahan sa Dubai at Qatar ng ilang taon, marami pa rin siyang natututunan sa kultura ng mga Muslim bilang basehan sa kanyang karakter na si Almirah Macadato....

Why comedian Kunal Kamra won't apologise for talking politics: 'If you have a mic, you have responsibility'

The National 23 Nov 2020
And, as the stand-up comedian faces legal action over a tweet he posted earlier this month, he held centre stage in Dubai for his first live show in eight months ... Kiss in Dubai for New Year's Eve 2020 ... Christmas at Dubai Opera ... As he told the audience during his Dubai show, Kamra is ......

From Roscommon to the UAE - unravelling a €5.3m forestry investment fraud

Irish Independent 22 Nov 2020
The company directors had set up GTD in Ajman, one of the lesser know Emirates, just an hour's drive from Dubai ... But from an Irish perspective, Dubai's legal system is incredibly difficult to navigate, so their chances of quickly recovering any funds here seemed slim....

Operation 'The Fridge': Dubai Police thwart international gang plot to smuggle 123kg of crystal meth into UAE

Gulf News 21 Nov 2020
Dubai ... “We made sure all legal measures were also taken including a permission from the Dubai Public Prosecution to arrest and search the suspect, as well as inspecting their vehicle and residence” he added ... Hareb called upon the public to report any suspicious activities to the Department by contacting Dubai Police Call Centre 901....

UAE residents must bring expired passport with current visa when travelling

The National 20 Nov 2020
Do I have to arrange and pay for the visa to be transferred to the new passport for it to be legal? GH, Dubai ... Keren Bobker is an independent financial adviser with Holborn Assets in Dubai, with more than 20 years’ experience ... The advice provided in our columns does not constitute legal advice and is provided for information only....