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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Investors ramp it up in Dubai as 35% more business licences issued

Khaleej Times 15 Jun 2019
"The DED is currently finalising the project to establish the region's first-of-its-kind virtual commercial city where licences will be granted without requiring residency in Dubai and in accordance with the highest international legal standards." ... It will make the Dubai economy more vibrant and attractive."....

Family matters Q&As: is a prenuptial agreement valid in the UAE?

The National 15 Jun 2019
Our legal consultant ... legal consultant with Al Rowaad Advocates and Legal Consultants. I had been living in the UAE with my husband, who works in Dubai, but recently travelled to India to give birth to our child ... If your husband decides to divorce you against your will and without a valid reason, he is legally obligated to compensate you....

Twitter mysteriously suspended several accounts linked to women who say they are refugees fleeing abuse in Saudi Arabia

Business Insider 14 Jun 2019
Their plight has, however, been followed by Detained in Dubai, a campaign group that provides legal assistance to people across the Middle East ... Social media has proved a valuable tool for women fleeing Saudi Arabia, where the ultra-conservative legal system gives men formal power over the women in their lives....

Salary requirement to sponsor family in UAE

Khaleej Times 13 Jun 2019
I wish to sponsor my family's visa here ... Please help. Answer ... He is qualified to practise law in Dubai, the United Kingdom, Singapore and India ... Readers may e-mail their questions to.��or send them to Legal View, Khaleej Times, P.O. Box 11243, Dubai. ....

Dubai developer's Moldovan citizenship offer sparks criticism

Arabian Business 13 Jun 2019
Sam Bayat, the owner of Dubai-based Bayat Legal Services, which helps applicants apply for citizenship and residency by investment programmes - including Moldova’s - said that although he believes Kleindienst has a “right” to conduct such a programme, he disagrees with it....

Motor City residents urged to report cooling issues to Dubai Police

Arabian Business 12 Jun 2019
Thus there is no expected impact on the stock price in Dubai Financial Market due to that tweet, although Union Properties is about to take legal procedures against publishing its name in this issue in accordance with the UAE laws and we will update you with any development as it happens.”....

Homefront: 'Can my tenant move out without giving any notice?

The National 12 Jun 2019
I have just been gifted an apartment in Dubai by my parents ... Is there any legal loophole that allows him to move out instantly without giving me any sort of notice? What can I do to protect myself and prepare for the worst? I was hoping to receive at least the next 90 days rent, as stated by law, if he decides to move out to pay off some bills....

Dubai bus crash compensation: what happens next

The National 11 Jun 2019
Families of the 17 people killed in a bus crash in Dubai could be entitled to compensation, legal experts said ... But before any compensation is paid out, a Dubai court will have to pass judgment on who is deemed culpable for the accident. On Thursday, more than half of the 31 passengers travelling to Dubai from Muscat, Oman, were killed in the crash....

Dubai school caught in dispute between sponsor, investor

Khaleej Times 11 Jun 2019
A Dubai-based school is embroiled in a dispute between its Emirati sponsor and Indian investor, which could affect students ... The investor has filed two cases against the sponsor at a Dubai court, which appointed an expert to study the case and submit a report. He has also sought help from the Indian Consulate in Dubai....

Motor City residents left sweating over A/C dispute

Gulf News 11 Jun 2019
Dubai ... Union Properties denied they owed money to Emicool in a legal filing on the Dubai Financial Markets (DFM) website on Monday, and instead referred the case to their subsidiary, Edacom, the owners’ association, to collect outstanding fees ... Emicool, which is owned by Dubai Investments, also declined to comment when contacted by Gulf News....

Stranded sailors waited 28 months for this day

Khaleej Times 10 Jun 2019
Long legal battle ... It followed a long legal battle that saw the Federal Transport Authority (FTA) take action against Dubai-based Elite Way Marine Services ... As Khaleej Times reported earlier, the Emirati-owned company had abandoned its vessels off the coasts of Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain after running into debts....

Dubai Islamic Bank board recommends Noor takeover to shareholders

The National 10 Jun 2019
The bank will complete all legal procedures related to the evaluation of the deal, it said in a statement to the Dubai Financial Market where its shares are traded, without specifying a timeline for when shareholders will vote on the deal or when the evaluation process will be completed....

Dubai bus crash victims entitled to compensation, say experts

Gulf News 09 Jun 2019
DUBAI. Families of road crash victims are entitled to get compensation from the insurer of the vehicle involved, but only after the Dubai Traffic Court issues a verdict based on Prosecution evidence, according to insurance and legal experts ... Indian model killed in Dubai bus crash cremated Filipino among 17 victims of Dubai bus crash Dubai bus crash....