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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Dubai school allegedly locks up students in gym for not paying fees

Gulf News 12 Feb 2020
Dubai ... Dubai Police received a call about students being locked inside their school located at Al Qusais area on Tuesday ... The incident is under investigation by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai and authorities concerned to determine whether the school’s action was legal or not....
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Homefront: 'Can a new developer dictate terms on a delayed project?'

The National 12 Feb 2020
I invested in a three-bedroom property in Dubai Sports City many years ago which was never built ... Where do we stand? AM, Dubai Read More ... He has worked in the property sector for 35 years in London and Dubai. The opinions expressed do not constitute legal advice and are provided for information only....
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DHA signs MoU with Dubai Public Prosecution

Gulf Daily News 11 Feb 2020
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Public Prosecution aiming to electronically-link both entities to support the Dubai Paperless Strategy. The MoU was also signed to exchange legal and practical knowledge and to coordinate on areas with shared goals....
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Dubai school locks up students in gym for not paying fees

Gulf News 11 Feb 2020
Dubai. A Dubai school on Tuesday locked up students, who did not pay their fees, in the school’s gym until their parents’ arrival, police told Gulf News on Tuesday ... The incident is under investigation by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai and authorities concerned to determine whether the school’s action was legal or not....
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DMCC backs sugar trading platform in Dubai

Gulf Daily News 10 Feb 2020
DMCC, the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, has signed a strategic membership agreement with Al Khaleej Sugar and Universa Block Chain that sees DMCC Tradeflow support the development of a new sugar trading platform in Dubai....
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UAE banks to pursue big retail loan defaults by Indians

Gulf News 09 Feb 2020
Dubai. A Number of UAE banks are preparing to initiate legal action against loan defaulters including retail borrowers whose total defaulted debt is more than Dh250,000 (Rs480,000), banking industry sources told Gulf News ... “Cost of loan recovery will be a major consideration before we initiate legal action against any defaulter....
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UAE banks gearing up to chase Indian defaulters

Gulf News 08 Feb 2020
Dubai. Leading UAE banks are understood to be initiating legal action against Indian borrowers who skipped their loan repayment and moved to India ... Banking industry sources in Dubai have confirmed that many banks are preparing to move Indian courts to recover loan defaults by Indians....
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BTSE Crypto Exchange Moves HQ to Offshore Tax Paradise

Bitcoinist 07 Feb 2020
But despite promises and sandboxing, Dubai has not moved in with clear rules ... As a cryptocurrency exchange, we continue to be agile and responsive to regulatory updates and evolve together with the global legal landscape If suitable, the crypto exchange may move part of its operations to Dubai, if the regulatory conditions change sufficiently....
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Sheikh Hamdan approves Code of Ethics for Dubai Government employees

Gulf News 06 Feb 2020
The code offers a regulatory and legal framework for the values, behaviours and duties that government staff should abide by while holding public office, whether inside or outside the workplace, and in all matters relating to their performance in accordance with rules It covers ......
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Pictures: Sheikh Hamdan lays down code of conduct for employees in Dubai

Gulf News 06 Feb 2020
The code offers a regulatory and legal framework for the values, behaviours and duties that government staff should abide by while holding public office, whether inside or outside the workplace, and in all matters relating to their performance in accordance with rules It covers ......
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Pictures: Sheikh Hamdan spells out Ethical Code of Conduct for employees in Dubai

Gulf News 06 Feb 2020
The code offers a regulatory and legal framework for the values, behaviours and duties that government staff should abide by while holding public office, whether inside or outside the workplace, and in all matters relating to their performance in accordance with rules It covers ......
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Pictures: Sheikh Hamdan lays down ethics, code of conduct for employees in Dubai

Gulf News 06 Feb 2020
The code offers a regulatory and legal framework for the values, behaviours and duties that government staff should abide by while holding public office, whether inside or outside the workplace, and in all matters relating to their performance in accordance with rules It covers ......
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