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 positive change in Middle East starts with bringing women into the work force

Arab News 17 May 2022
DUBAI ... Education, financial inclusion, digital inclusion, and legal protection. A panel of experts at the Arab Women Forum, held in Dubai on Tuesday, examined what the workplace of tomorrow may look like for women ... The goal, the consulting firm said, was to introduce new legal ......

Dubai-based law firm, school to start accepting crypto payments

Cryptoslate 17 May 2022
Ashish Mehta & Associates, Solicitors and Legal Consultants, a Dubai-based law firm, has announced plans to start accepting crypto for payments ... Mehta further noted that he has always believed in and followed the vision of the Dubai government, which recently saw it form the Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA)....

Justin Connor Named Executive Director for The Center for Industry Self-Regulation, a Foundation Created by ...

Longview News-Journal 17 May 2022
Connor, a business leader with twenty-five years' legal and ... His global background includes working in Dubai, UAE as the head of legal and regulatory affairs for a sovereign investor in telecommunications and private law practice with the largest law firm in the Gulf region....

Dubai: Can my landlord cut off my electricity and water supply if I fail to pay rent?

Gulf News 16 May 2022
Dubai ... To understand what Dubai’s rental law says about such cases, Gulf News spoke to Mohamed Rabih Nizam, Partner and Legal Consultant at Dubai-based law firm Hussain Lootah ... The Rental Dispute Centre is responsible for the settlement of all rental disputes arising between tenants and landlords over real estate located in Dubai....

UAE: Can I sponsor my widowed mother’s visa if my salary is less than Dh20,000?

Khaleejtimes 15 May 2022
... I can sponsor her visa here? If I am unable to get residency for her, how else can I get her to stay legally here?....

UAE: Need to get your salary certificate attested? Here is all you need to know

Gulf News 12 May 2022
Dubai ... “A salary certificate is a statement issued from the company that states the current salary of the employee,” Mohamed Noureldin, founder and senior legal consultant at Dubai-based law firm Nour Attorneys and Legal Consultants, said ... - Mohamed Noureldin, Founder and Senior Legal consultant at Nour Attorneys and Legal Consultants ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... UAE ... ....

Eros Investments and Dubai World Trade Centre Authority enter a Strategic Partnership to develop the Web 3 ecosystem

Egypt Commercial News 11 May 2022
... blockchain businesses from Dubai as the Hub ... VARA plays a central role in creating Dubai’s advanced legal framework to protect investors and establish international standards for Virtual Asset industry governance, while supporting the vision for a borderless economy....

New UAE Cybercrimes law: Do you know what can land you in trouble?

Gulf News 11 May 2022
Dubai-based lawyer Ludmila Yamalova, who is the Founder and Managing Partner of HPL ... Jaber Al Ameeri, Senior Associate at Dubai-based law firm ADG Legal, clarified that such an order can be issued by any Federal or Emirate-level entity authorised to deal with cybersecurity....

Want to set up a business in Dubai with 100 per cent ownership? These are all your options

Gulf News 10 May 2022
The website also has a dedicated section providing information on how an entrepreneur can legally crowdfund in Dubai and how they can pursue strategic investments from ‘Invest in Dubai’ partners ... According to ‘Invest in Dubai’ depending on the business activity and sector, you may ......

Eros Investments and Dubai World Trade Centre Authority Enter a Strategic Partnership to Develop the ...

Ellensburg Daily Record 10 May 2022
NEW YORK & MUMBAI, India & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2022-- ... VARA plays a central role in creating Dubai’s advanced legal framework to protect investors and establish international standards for Virtual Asset industry governance, while supporting the vision for a borderless economy....

Dubai: Visitor jailed for 10 years, fined Dh50,000 for possession of drugs

Khaleejtimes 10 May 2022
Authorities forwarded the case to Dubai Police, who referred it to Public ......

Storm In A Teacup: Can India Eclipse Lanka? | Mint

Live Mint 10 May 2022
The circuitous transit via Dubai is necessary because of US sanctions on Iran. Garg, whose company Asian Tea & Exports was, according to Tea Board of India data, India’s fourth biggest tea exporter in 2021, is legally exporting his teas to Dubai, and is not responsible for its end consumer....

Crypto Boom In The Gulf: Dubai, Abu Dhabi Fast Becoming Hotbed Of Digital Currency

Bitcoinist 07 May 2022
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are vying for cryptocurrency supremacy. Large exchanges, like FTX, which was last valued at $32 billion, are making their presence known in Dubai ... Robbie Nakarmi, the firm’s senior counsel in Dubai, arrived late last year after nearly ten years as a legal counsel for mergers and acquisitions....

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