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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Hushpuppi's was kidnapped by the FBI from Dubai - Lawyer

Graphic 10 Jul 2020
A Nigerian man accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud and money laundering by the United States was kidnapped by the FBI from Dubai, his lawyer says ... Did the US act legally? ... "In my opinion, the FBI and the government here acted illegally when they kidnapped him from Dubai without any legal process to do so," Mr Pissetzky told the BBC....
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Dubai skyline, UAE
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Hushpuppi's lawyer says FBI 'kidnapped' Nigerian Instagrammer from Dubai

BBC News 10 Jul 2020
Did the US act legally?. It is the latest high-profile fraud case involving a Nigerian national in the United States but his lawyer says the US had no authority to transport him from Dubai. "In my opinion, the FBI and the government here acted illegally when they kidnapped him from Dubai without any legal process to do so," Mr Pissetzky told the BBC....
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Homefront: 'How do I convince my landlord to pay fines imposed by the developer?'

The National 09 Jul 2020
My family and I recently moved into a villa on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai ... This is impossible and it seems unfair that my family should now suffer ... JS, Dubai Read More. Homefront ... He has worked in the property sector for more than 35 years in London and Dubai. The opinions expressed do not constitute legal advice and are provided for information only....
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Report: Dubai is a haven for dirty money

Middle East Monitor 08 Jul 2020
Illuminating “Dubai’s darker side”, the report cited the emirate’s “ambivalence” ... “Unlike other sharia-based legal systems, Dubai’s civil legal frameworks provide insufficient anti–money laundering regulation and oversight—a reflection of the emirate’s long history as a freewheeling regional trading center,” the report explained....
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Appetite for 'good quality credit' improves in the global sukuk market, S&P says

The National 08 Jul 2020
Read More. Islamic finance sector needs to unlock its long-term potential ... Dubai outlines plans to unify legal framework for Islamic finance ... “In the current environment, the number of defaults among sukuk issuers with low credit quality will likely increase, which will serve to test the robustness of legal documents for sukuk.” ... ....
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UK's legaltech firm Clara gets an ADGM exposure

Gulf News 07 Jul 2020
Dubai. UK-based legal-tech firm Clara has secured the rights to incorporate companies at two key jurisdictions for raising venture capital - Cayman Islands and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) ... with legal matters,” said Patrick Rogers, CEO of Clara....
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Dubai court awards property owner Dh600,000 for water leakage

Gulf News 06 Jul 2020
Dubai. Developers in Dubai who hand over defective units to property owners will be held accountable – local courts are making sure of that ... Raisa Abdulrahman of The Legal Group ... The number of new homes to be delivered in Dubai has shot up in the last two years, and chances are this pace will continue for the next two to three years, at least....
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The Debt Panel: 'Can a bank file a bounced cheque case in Sharjah if I live in Dubai?'

The National 06 Jul 2020
I was offloaded from a flight leaving Dubai towards the end of last year after a travel ban was filed against me in Sharjah for a Dh40,000 bounced cheque ... Is it legal for a bank to file a case in Sharjah when I made the application in Dubai and have a residence visa in Dubai? ... How can I get this travel ban lifted? VL, Dubai Debt panellist 1....
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Dubai's new drones law will attract businesses and strengthen the aviation sector's standing globally

The National 05 Jul 2020
"As a future-ready city, Dubai is on track to becoming an international centre for drone manufacturing, smart transport, and innovation in air transport." ... Logistics and e-commerce companies in Dubai South will benefit from the law, which provides a clear legal framework for transporting goods and packages using drones, the statement said....
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Expat divorce in the UAE: Your questions answered

Gulf News 05 Jul 2020
“When a couple decides to divorce, various issues arise which may be further complicated when you are residing in a foreign country where you may not be aware of the local laws and procedures,” says solicitor Nita Maru of TWS Legal ... - Nita Maru of TWS Legal ... Is there a simpler way to get a divorce here in Dubai?....
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'Am I entitled to a gratuity as a contractor?'

The National 04 Jul 2020
Is this legal?'. 'My husband died of Covid-19 in Dubai ... TP must ask for guidance from a legal counsellor at the ministry to find out if he has a case against the sponsoring employer ... Keren Bobker is an independent financial adviser and senior partner with Holborn Assets in Dubai, with more than 25 years’ experience....
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'Am I entitled to an end-of-service gratuity as an expatriate contractor?'

The National 04 Jul 2020
Is this legal?'. 'My husband died of Covid-19 in Dubai ... TP must ask for guidance from a legal counsellor at MoHRE to find out if he has a case against the sponsoring employer ... Keren Bobker is an independent financial adviser and senior partner with Holborn Assets in Dubai, with more than 25 years’ experience....
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What exactly is going on in the Wirecard scandal?

Moneyweek 04 Jul 2020
And over the course of 2018 and 2019 the FT was involved in a series of legal battles with Wirecard over its reporting on alleged malpractice at its Asian HQ in Singapore, as well as Dubai, the Philippines and Dublin – focusing on claims by short-sellers and insiders that ......

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