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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Why you need expert help to handle construction disputes

Gulf News 08 Dec 2019
The talented lawyers at Abdulla Al Suwaidi Advocates and Legal Consultants are fully equipped to tackle any construction disputes and claims in Dubai that may arise by providing professional, intuitive advice, and possible solutions to the seemingly impossible challenges in the construction industry....

How to get health insurance in the UAE?

Gulf News 08 Dec 2019
Dubai ... If you are moving to Dubai or Abu Dhabi, the two emirates have made health insurance mandatory for all residents ... Dubai. Health insurance in mandatory in Dubai, after the Dubai Health Insurance Law that came into effect in January 2014. According the law, the legal liability ......

Road safety expert calls for barrier in fatal Dubai bus crash to be removed

The National 07 Dec 2019
A leading road safety expert has backed calls for a barrier struck by a bus in a fatal crash in Dubai to be removed - six months on from the tragedy ... Dubai bus crash ... Fatal Dubai bus crash barrier incorrectly sited, lawyers claim ... Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority declined to comment because the “legal case was continuing”....

HSBC Dubai Rugby Sevens Live Stream Official Channel

OBN 05 Dec 2019
Seeking to look at Stay Dubai 7s Rugby Stream Free Online on any units? Right right here’s an in depth dwell stream data for every conference. Get the HSBC Dubai Sevens Live stream Reddit you want legally ... The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens has developed into an beautiful three day event that pulls followers from all everywhere in the world....

Homefront: 'Can our landlord charge us for work he didn't do when we lived in the villa?'

The National 04 Dec 2019
The landlord knew we were leaving Dubai, and I have no doubt this has influenced his position ... 'I've bought a Dubai property ... 'I want to upsize to a villa in Dubai ... He has worked in the property sector for 35 years in London and Dubai. The opinions expressed do not constitute legal advice and are provided for information only....

FG Insists on Adoke’s Extradition Despite Holes in Demand

This Day 30 Nov 2019
It has loudly, not silently, ignored the two letters I wrote to it, to officially inform the Interpol and UAE/Dubai authorities (its duty and function) that there was no legal basis or foundation for the arrest and detention of Bello Adoke, SAN, in Dubai, wherein he had gone to seek medical treatment....

Delhi: Man gets divorce after wife fails to give reasons for desertion

The Times of India 28 Nov 2019
The woman, who is with a reputed law college and is currently pursuing a legal research project in Dubai, had alleged in court that her husband was a "compulsive drinker" and used to "mentally harass her, humiliating her on all possible occasions"....

Homefront: 'I've bought a Dubai property. What notice period do I give the tenant?'

The National 28 Nov 2019
I am purchasing a tenanted property with the expected handover by the end of this month ... My questions are. ... MT, Dubai Read More. Homefront ... Homefront. 'I want to upsize to a villa in Dubai ... He has worked in the property sector for 35 years in London and Dubai. The opinions expressed do not constitute legal advice and are provided for information only ... ....

Dubai car fire victim identified as Indian doctor

Gulf News 27 Nov 2019
Dubai. An Indian physician, who served Dubai for over two decades, has been identified as the victim of Tuesday’s car fire accident near Dubai Trade Centre Roundabout ... Shaukath said the family has decided to conduct Dr John’s funeral in Dubai after completing the legal procedures....

The Debt Panel: ‘I owe Dh100,000 because my employer has not paid me for a year’

The National 26 Nov 2019
After graduation I worked in Dubai for over seven years ... I’ve been in my home country since June as my visa expired, I'm stuck and not able to come back and get a proper job in Dubai due to the travel ban and the criminal case ... When I was in Dubai I earned Dh15,000 ... Now that you're in India, it would be best to appoint a legal representative in Dubai....

Keralite expats in UAE can now get free legal aid

Gulf News 26 Nov 2019
Dubai. Distressed expats from the south Indian state of Kerala can now receive free legal aid through Malayali lawyers in the UAE empanelled by their government ... Harikrishnan Namboothiri, CEO of Norka Roots, said advocates Sabu Retnakaran and Femin Panikkassery had been appointed as the PLAC legal consultants in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah....

Terror funding: ED seizes Rs 6.2 cr assets of J&K trader

Suryaa 26 Nov 2019
"The transactions were carried out in the guise of a lease agreement between Trison Farms and Construction and Kapoor, which was found to be a legal facade to bring funds from unknown sources in Dubai to India," it said ... from a source based in Dubai," an earlier ED statement said....

Terror funding: ED takes possession of Watali’s assets worth Rs 6.20 crore

Indian Express 26 Nov 2019
Advertising ... Advertising ... According to the ED, one Naval Kishore Kapoor was instrumental in mobilising funds from unknown sources in Dubai and remitted the same to Watali and his company M/s Trison Farms and Construction Pvt. Ltd ... and Naval Kishore Kapoor which was found to be only a legal façade to bring funds from unknown sources in Dubai to India ... ....