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 Court fined an Asian expat 24,000 Dirhams for driving without a license,

Akhbrna 19 Feb 2024
The Dubai Traffic Court recently levied a fine of AED 24,000 against an individual of Asian descent ... Through strict enforcement and robust legal measures, authorities in Dubai continue to uphold road safety standards and promote a culture of compliance among motorists....

MoHRE organises awareness workshop on procedures to settle labour disputes

Gulf Today 19 Feb 2024
The session, conducted in both Arabic and English at MoHRE's Dubai headquarters, focused on increasing awareness among private-sector legal departments regarding pertinent legislation concerning labour disputes and underscored the imperative of adhering to these laws....

UAE: Can shoppers claim refund for defective online purchases?

Khaleejtimes 18 Feb 2024
He is qualified to practise law in Dubai, the United Kingdom and India ... or send them to Legal View, Khaleej Times, PO Box 11243, Dubai ... 6 things that will cost residents more in 2024 8 out of 10 shoppers in UAE, Saudi Arabia prefer to see items in store before buying online Dubai....

Dubai: Can passengers claim compensation for flight delays?

Khaleejtimes 18 Feb 2024
I travelled from Dubai to Maldives on a local carrier for vacation with my family ... You may also contact the International Air Transport Association (Iata) in the UAE and the Dubai Aviation Authority for further clarification on this matter ... or send them to Legal View, Khaleej Times, PO Box 11243, Dubai....

The UAE determines the financial rights of travelers in the event of flight delays at airports

Akhbrna 18 Feb 2024
I took a local carrier from Dubai to the Maldives for a family holiday ... Dubai ... You can get in touch with the airline using the terms and conditions listed on your airline ticket about compensation for delayed flights, taking into account the aforementioned legal rules and conventions....

Brit grandfather Ian Mackellar, 75, who avoided jail in Dubai after complaining about party to...

The Daily Mail 18 Feb 2024
A British grandfather who avoided jail after complaining about a noisy New Year's Eve party in Dubai has sensationally vowed to return in two weeks ... British grandad, 74, who was facing jail in Dubai for complaining about noisy neighbours' party is SPARED prison but fined £650 ... 'Expedited proceedings would be a welcome change for Dubai's legal system....

Facing jail in Dubai was hell — but I’m going back in two weeks

The Times/The Sunday Times 18 Feb 2024
Mackellar was finally allowed to fly home to Aberdeenshire last week after receiving support from lawyers at the legal organisation Detained in Dubai ... Grandad faces jail in Dubai after challenging noisy neighbours....

How to Obtain a Freelance Visa in Dubai: A Step-by-Step Guide

Akhbrna 16 Feb 2024
This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to obtain a freelance visa in Dubai, including the requirements, application process, and fees involved ... Why Choose the Dubai Freelance Visa? ... Now, let's talk visas! There are two main routes to freelance freedom in Dubai. ... Adhere to all legal and financial regulations for freelancers in Dubai....

“Uppercase Legal Advisory” To Launch Practice in Saudi Arabia

Eye Of Riyadh 16 Feb 2024
In December 2023, Uppercase Legal Advisor launched its practice in Dubai, UAE. The firm specializes in compliance with Anti-money Laundering (AML), Counter-terrorism Financing (CFT) and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) rules, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), and Trade Laws....

UAE property: 'How can I challenge an eviction notice I didn't receive?'

The National 15 Feb 2024
Instead, three weeks later, my company told me that an eviction notice naming me had been registered with Dubai Courts. My public relations officer received a text message with a link to a document from Dubai Courts, headed “e-notary” and said it was an eviction notice ... What should I do? PS, Dubai....

Iran says will reciprocate if its ships are seized

Middle East Online 15 Feb 2024
DUBAI - Iran will reciprocate if its ships are seized, the legal adviser to Iran's President told state media on Thursday, in response to a statement by the United States Department of Justice....

Iran Will Reciprocate if Its Ships Are Seized, Official Says

US News 15 Feb 2024
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will reciprocate if its ships are seized, the legal adviser to Iran's President told state media on Thursday, in response to... ....

Bybit and DMCC commit to grow the future of crypto and Web3

CryptoNewsZ 14 Feb 2024
The purpose was to commit to growing the landscape of crypto and Web3 while also helping Dubai become a global hub in the segment. Dubai Multi Commodities Centre has been a driving force in shaping the future of innovative technologies, and it is only natural for both to continue this partnership in the times to come....