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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Family matters Q&As: how a Muslim woman can file for divorce in Dubai

The National 17 Aug 2019
Our legal consultant ... legal consultant with Al Rowaad Advocates and Legal Consultants. My husband has been pushing me to leave him in Dubai and visit my family in my home country for some time. After I left, he said he could not afford for me to return to Dubai because of credit card debt and job insecurity ... Our legal consultant....
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Job hunting in UAE during visa grace period? Know the law

Khaleej Times 16 Aug 2019
Q ... � ... �. Ashish Mehta is the founder and managing partner of Ashish Mehta & Associates, Dubai. 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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E-asy riders: Abu Dhabi's e-scooter 'family' is on the rise

The National 16 Aug 2019
Abu Dhabi commuters are swapping cars and pedal bikes for e-scooters - to beat the heat and help cut congestion ... Read More ... Dubai's frustrated commuters look to scooters to beat the traffic. Ownership of the scooters was already legal, but it is hoped the rental initiative will encourage many more people to give them a try ... Samuel Soliguen ... Updated ... ....
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Bounced cheque cases don’t end with prison term or a fine in UAE, top Dubai judge clarifies

Gulf News 15 Aug 2019
Judge Ayman Al Hakam of the Dubai Courts said the legal order legislation approved by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, through Law No (1) of 2017, helps to improve the judiciary’s efficiency and ......
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Homefront: 'Is it safe to pay my rent to the landlord's power of attorney?'

The National 15 Aug 2019
Does the Real Estate Regulatory Agency or the Dubai Land Department have a rule that cheques should be payable to the owner of property – in other words, the person whose name is listed on the title deed? What do you suggest? Risk paying the POA or find another place to live? RT, Dubai Read More....
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Bounced cheques can result in civil court cases, UAE authorities say

Arabian Business 15 Aug 2019
Bounced cheque cases in the UAE can result in fines of between AED 2,000 and AED 10,000 and civil cases file against those who issue them, according to Dubai judicial authorities ... However, in an with Gulf News, Dubai Courts Judge Ayman Al Hakam said that the receiver of a bounced cheque still has the right to take the case to the Civil Court....
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How to: Make a comprehensive will in the UAE according to experts

Gulf News 15 Aug 2019
Dubai ... “In cases where the family does not know where the assets are placed – the inheritor will not be able to receive the Dubai Courts order of transferring the assets into his name. In such cases, banks in particular sit on the funds until they receive Dubai Courts order.”....
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Iranian tanker's owner says ship will head to Mediterranean ports - report

This is Money 15 Aug 2019
DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The owner of an Iranian oil tanker that was seized off Gibraltar says the ship ... (Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Toby Chopra)....
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Bounced cheque cases don’t end with paying a fine, judge clarifies

Gulf News 14 Aug 2019
Judge Ayman Al Hakam of the Dubai Courts said the legal order legislation approved by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, through Law No (1) of 2017, helps to improve the judiciary’s efficiency and ......
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Bounced cheque cases don’t end with prison term or a fine, top Dubai judge clarifies

Gulf News 14 Aug 2019
Judge Ayman Al Hakam of the Dubai Courts said the legal order legislation approved by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, through Law No (1) of 2017, helps to improve the judiciary’s efficiency and ......
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Can I take sick leave without UAE health certificate?

Khaleej Times 13 Aug 2019
I feel fine after I take rest for a day. But if I want to avail of any sick leave, my employer demands a Dubai Health Authority (DHA) sick leave certificate even for a day's leave ... 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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Accident causes traffic chaos in UAE on first day of Eid

Khaleej Times 11 Aug 2019
A multi-vehicle accident on Sunday has slowed down traffic on roads inbound to Dubai from Sharjah on the first day of Eid Al Adha ... We advise you to adhere to the legal #speed limits.#DubaiPolice#YourSecurityOurHappiness#SmartSecureTogether - Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) August 11, 2019....
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