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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UAE law: Can I take a sick leave during my notice period?

Khaleej Times 24 Oct 2021
You may request your employer to grant you sick leave during the notice period if you are in serious need of urgent medical attention. Question. I resigned from my current job on October 10 ... 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. ....

New York Times journalist hacked, researchers suspect Saudi Arabia of having used notorious Pegasus malware

Russia Today 24 Oct 2021
Also on Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum hacked ex-wife’s phone, UK High Court says, in latest Pegasus software bombshell ... Rival politicians, foreign governments, journalists, activists, and legal and business figures were reported among the targets. Dubai’s Sheikh ......

Dubai Legal Affairs conference discusses impact of COVID-19 on legal sector

Gulf News 23 Oct 2021
As part of its efforts to raise legal awareness, Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department hosted its second conference on the topic ‘Legal Work After COVID-19 ... The virtual conference, which featured a number of government entities and Dubai-based lawyers and legal firms, was attended by more than 1,500 participants....

UAE: Legal sector must rethink vision after pandemic, says expert

Your Middle East 23 Oct 2021
The Government of Dubai’s Legal Affairs Department hosted a conference to discuss how Covid-19 will influence the future of the legal sector. ... ....

NCP minister Nawab Malik attacks Sameer Wankhede yet again, NCB officer responds

DNA India 22 Oct 2021
On Thursday, NCP leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik demanded to know what was NCB's Mumbai zone chief Sameer Wankhede, who arrested Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan in a drugs case, doing in Dubai and the Maldives with his family during the pandemic lockdown....

The Debt Panel: 'I was jailed for bounced cheques after Covid-19 ruined my businesses'

The National 20 Oct 2021
The Dubai resident has cleared most of his legal cases but is still Dh300,000 in debt .......

Six expats in the UAE share their harrowing, yet inspirational, battles against breast cancer

Gulf News 19 Oct 2021
Dubai ... ‘God is our healer’. Michelle A, a 45-year old legal and compliance executive in Dubai, had felt a lump in her left breast in the midst of the pandemic. Michelle A, a 45-year old legal and compliance executive in Dubai, felt a lump in her left breast in the midst of the pandemic. Image Credit. Supplied ... Michelle added ... Doctor’s view ... Take away ... ....

How to apply for bail in the UAE

Gulf News 18 Oct 2021
Dubai ... Mohamed Gamal, Legal Adviser at Kaden Boriss Legal Consultants Dubai, spoke about the basics of what a bail means legally and which authorities are involved when you want to apply for bail ... - Mohamed Gamal, Legal Adviser at Kaden Boriss Legal Consultants Dubai ... “Dubai’s smart ......

Dubai completes 98% of paperless strategy’s objectives

Urdu Point 18 Oct 2021
The list of new entities consists of the General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai Health Authority, Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Police, Department of Land and Property, Dubai Aviation ......

Dubai court grants divorce to wife defamed of adultery by husband in front of their daughter

Gulf News 18 Oct 2021
Dubai. A woman in Dubai has won her legal battle for securing a divorce after her husband accused her of adultery in front of their daughter and other members of her family. Her demand for a divorce was at first turned down by a Dubai court, as the husband had refused to grant a divorce....

Cryptocurrency traders fight in Amir Khan’s friendly boxing match in Dubai

Bitcoiner X 18 Oct 2021
The World Blockchain Summit in Dubai ... On September 22, banking regulators in the United Arab Emirates officially legalized the trading of cryptocurrencies in Dubai’s economic free zone, as part of an ongoing effort to position Dubai as the future destination for blockchain....

Can an employer in UAE deny someone on maternity leave her gratuity?

Gulf News 18 Oct 2021
1 of 16. We asked Aditi Gandhi, a Dubai-based legal adviser, if maternity leave can be deducted from a person’s gratuity. This is what she said. Image Credit. Unsplash. 2 of 16 ... Image Credit. Pixabay ... Pixabay ... Pixabay ... Legal recourse if maternity leave is denied Image Credit ... Legal recourse if maternity leave is denied Image Credit ... ....

Can a lawyer charge a percentage of your claim amount?

Gulf News 17 Oct 2021
Dubai ... - Hari Wadhwana, Associate at Dubai-based law firm OGH ... Execute a formal Legal Fee Agreement with the Lawyer ... “In the event a lawyer charges a fee on a percentage basis and such an arrangement is referred to in the agreement, the client can raise a dispute before the Dubai Legal Affairs Department or Federal Legal Affairs Department,” he added....