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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Boy abandoned in mall: Dubai Police arrest four women

Gulf News 19 Sep 2019
Dubai. Almost twelve days after a five-year-old boy was found near a mall in Dubai, police on Thursday said the child was abandoned by his biological mother five years ago and raised by a friend ... They were arrested and referred to Dubai Public Prosecution for legal action,” Brig Al Ghanem said....
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Update: Boy abandoned in mall; Dubai Police arrest four women

Gulf News 19 Sep 2019
Dubai. Almost twelve days after a five-year-old boy was found near a mall in Dubai, police on Thursday said the child was abandoned by his biological mother five years ago and raised by a friend ... They were arrested and referred to Dubai Public Prosecution for legal action,” Brig Al Ghanem said....
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UAE rugby fans ready for World Cup to kick-off

The National 19 Sep 2019
One such couple was Dubai resident David Greenwood and his wife Deborah, who will both be travelling to Japan for the action ... where to watch in Dubai and Abu Dhabi ... Welsh rugby fan Ben Cockram, 35, who works for a legal recruitment firm, has mixed emotions about watching the World Cup in Dubai....
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Legal firm launches Year of Tolerance essay competition

Gulf News 19 Sep 2019
Dubai. An essay competition in celebration of the UAE’s Year of Tolerance has been launched by Dubai law firm Bin Haider Advocates and Legal Consultants ... The deadline for submission is October 31 ... Dh3,000 each will go to the next 10 ... ....
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Homefront: 'Can my landlord charge for items that were broken when I moved in?'

The National 19 Sep 2019
So, whose responsibility was it to produce this form when I moved in? Is the agent allowed to charge me without any point of reference? RP, Dubai Read More ... 'Can I get my money back on a delayed Dubai project?' ... 'What are the best locations to buy in Abu Dhabi or Dubai?' ... He has worked in the property sector for 35 years in London and Dubai....
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No need to serve notice period in UAE if employee compensates

Khaleej Times 19 Sep 2019
765 of 2015 may have to bear the legal consequences for early termination of employment ... He is qualified to practise law in Dubai, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and India ... news@khaleejtimes.com or send them to Legal View, Khaleej Times, PO Box 11243, Dubai....
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5-year-old found at mall in Dubai moved to child shelter

Khaleej Times 16 Sep 2019
Afra Rashid Al Basti, Director-General of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC), told�Khaleej Times�that all legal actions, including the decision for the legal adoption of an abandoned child, will be undertaken by law enforcement authorities ... (As said by Lawyer Hani Hammouda of Kefah Al Zaabi Firm for Advocacy and Legal Consultancy)....
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Holiday home firms raise validity of ban

Gulf News 15 Sep 2019
Dubai ... Questions on the legality, it is learnt, have been submitted to Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing, as the sole entity responsible for licensing all holiday home services in the emirate ... But holiday home operators contend this is based on a premise that will not hold up legally ... Why holiday home operators want to pursue the legal aspect....
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Sheikh Mohammed issues new law on Dubai's RERA

Khaleej Times 15 Sep 2019
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday issued a law pertaining to Dubai's Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA). The new law includes restructuring the legal provisions of the agency....
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Dubai's Rera to regulate and oversee real estate escrow accounts

The National 15 Sep 2019
Dubai's Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera) will assume responsibility for regulating and overseeing escrow accounts held by developers and will also accredit the financial institutions qualified to manage these accounts, a new law issued by the Dubai government on Sunday said ... Dubai forms higher committee for real estate to balance market....
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UAE construction needs new framework - Mashreq

Gulf News 15 Sep 2019
Dubai ... This board could help set standards and regulations, while also addressing disputes and other legal matters ... “London has got such a legal platform, and the UAE needs one to resolve only those in the construction industry,” said Al Shouli ... “Dubai’s rental disputes court has done its part well....
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What to do when employer in UAE doesn't pay salary on time

Khaleej Times 15 Sep 2019
Answer ... 739 of 2016') are applicable ... b) If he is assaulted by the employer or the employer's legal representative." ... Know the law ... He is qualified to practise law in Dubai, the United Kingdom, Singapore and India ... Readers may e-mail their questions to.�news@khaleejtimes.com�or send them to Legal View, Khaleej Times, PO Box 11243, Dubai. ....
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KT For Good: What to do if your debt has reached Dh300,000

Khaleej Times 15 Sep 2019
Regarding the deadline given by your bank, request the legal basis as per your loan agreement ... He holds a UAE legal consultancy licence and is a lifetime member of the Philippine Bar. He provides monthly free legal aid at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Philippine Consulate in Dubai....
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