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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'Can my children sponsor me if I secure a job in the UAE?'

The National 25 Jan 2020
My children live in Dubai and want to sponsor me my UAE residency. I have a possible job for August as a school guidance counsellor in Dubai ... Is this legal? SK, Abu Dhabi ... They have asked me to sign a letter agreeing to this and say it is fine but a friend says that is not legal. Do I have to agree? Where do I stand legally? JM, Dubai....
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Homefront: 'Can I sell my delayed off-plan unit from the UK?'

The National 23 Jan 2020
I purchased an off-plan, one-bedroom apartment in Dubai in February 2018 ... The property has been registered with the Dubai Land Department along with a Land Number and a UAE ID number. As I no longer live and work in Dubai I would ideally like to sell the property ... He has worked in the property sector for 35 years in London and Dubai....
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Russian woman jailed in Kuwait has sentence extended to 22 years, ordered to pay $72m fine

Arabian Business 22 Jan 2020
The conviction was successfully appealed on May 5 when it was discovered the documents used as evidence against her were proven to be forgeries and the funds of nearly half a billion dollars she was accused of embezzling were actually frozen in a Dubai bank ... Her legal team’s ......
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Banks and divorcees to pursue fleeing debtors in wake of UAE-India court deal

The National 22 Jan 2020
This will change. Raka Roy, Galadari Advocates ... Read More. UAE and India target debtors and absconders in new legal deal ... Dubai business owner financed his failing SME with credit cards. Raka Roy, senior counsel at Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants, is aware of divorce cases where it was “next to impossible” to execute UAE orders in India ... SHARE. ....
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250 workers stranded in Dubai with no job, salary and food

Gulf News 21 Jan 2020
Dubai . Nearly 250 workers of a Dubai-based ready mix company are out of job for the last seven months ... The Consulate General of IndiaDubai (CGI), told Gulf News, two of their representatives have visited workers in their labour accommodation and provided basic provisions for food ... Gokulam has initiated legal recourse against this misappropriation....
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Aid to destitute Pakistanis in UAE a priority, says envoy

Your Middle East 21 Jan 2020
A total of Dh1 million blood money was transferred to legal heirs of Pakistanis who died in Dubai. ... ....
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‘This marriage of India-UAE legal system will terrify defaulters’

Gulf News 20 Jan 2020
Dubai ... and Almana Zafeer, whose Dubai-based legal firm, Mustafa Al Mana, handles several cases involving people and companies in India and the UAE, termed the move as a “marriage of the legal systems.” ... People like this fraudster were also misusing the loopholes in the legal system....
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SWPC issues EOI for new Madinah sewage plant

Gulf Daily News 19 Jan 2020
 . The Madinah 3 ISTP will have a total treatment capacity of 375,000 cu m/day ...   ...   ...   ... Email address ... SWPC is being advised by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (DIFC BranchDubai) as lead and financial adviser; DLA Piper as legal adviser; and WS Atkins & Partners Overseas Engineering Consultants as technical adviser ... ....
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Family matters Q&As: can I be punished for having a son out of wedlock before moving to the UAE?

The National 18 Jan 2020
Our legal consultant ... legal consultant with Al Rowaad Advocates and Legal Consultants. My husband has recently received a very good employment opportunity in Dubai and we are planning to move to the UAE along with our son ... I want to know if it is legal in the UAE to have a child out of wedlock ... Our legal consultant....
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Seizing the FinTech opportunity in the UAE

The National 16 Jan 2020
Dubai’s strategic position at the geographical crossroads of the East and West means the emirate can provide convenient access to these fast-growing markets, with arguably an easier point of entry than other markets, some of which are already dominated by large corporations ... Accelerator programmes already exist for FinTechs in Dubai....
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Homefront: 'My off-plan property's valuation is 20% less than the purchase price'

The National 15 Jan 2020
I purchased an off-plan property in 2016 with a 20 per cent down payment and paid 4 per cent in Dubai Land Department charges ... Is it possible to negotiate with the builder and reconsider the current valuation price? Is there any legal way this can be done? DS, Dubai Read More ... He has worked in the property sector for 35 years in London and Dubai....
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DP World secures another win over Djibouti

Gulf News 14 Jan 2020
Dubai. DP World has won another legal round against the Djibouti government over the Doraleh Container Terminal ... Or pay damages if it doesn’t. An independent expert had estimated losses to DP World at more than $1 billion ... DP World now awaits a proposal from Djibouti about how it intends to comply with the latest legal ruling ... Subscribe ... ....
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DP World wins another ruling against Djibouti for illegal terminal seizure

The National 14 Jan 2020
Dubai’s-base DP World, the world's largest port operator, won another legal challenge against the Government of Djibouti over its illegal seizure of the container terminal at Doraleh ... DP World said it now awaits proposals from Djibouti about how it intends to comply with the latest legal ruling....
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