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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‘What happens if I don’t return to my job in Dubai after my holiday ends?’

The National 15 Apr 2021
I work in Dubai and my employment contract expires in October 2021 ... What will happen if I do not return to Dubai or inform my current employer? AR, Czech Republic ... I want to stay in the UAE legally. What can I do? BB, Dubai ... number for Dubai is 800 5111 ... Is this legal? CH, Sharjah....
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'Salt Bae' faces $5 million copyright suit over using artwork without permission

The National 15 Apr 2021
Brooklyn artist Logan Hicks says he and fellow artist Joseph Iurato were hired by Gokce, who is behind Nusr-Et steakhouse in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, to create a mural of him "in his signature salt-sprinkling pose", according to a Manhattan federal lawsuit, as reported by the New York Post ... A post shared by Nusr-Et Dubai (@nusretdubai)....
photo: AP / Steven Senne
Tushar Gupta, of Boston, right, uses a mobile device near a window featuring a likeness, left, of chef and social media star known as Salt Bae outside the Nusr-Et Boston restaurant, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Boston.
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'Salt Bae' faces $5 million copyright suit over using artwork of the chef without permission

The National 15 Apr 2021
Brooklyn artist Logan Hicks says he and fellow artist Joseph Iurato were hired by Gokce, who is behind Nusr-Et steakhouse in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, to create a mural of him "in his signature salt-sprinkling pose", according to a Manhattan federal lawsuit, as reported by the New York Post ... A post shared by Nusr-Et Dubai (@nusretdubai)....
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Homefront: ‘Can I report a real estate manager for harassing me for deciding not to buy a property?’

The National 15 Apr 2021
I intended to buy a property in Dubai ... What can I do if the manager keeps harassing me to write this letter? What are my options? Can I report him to the Real Estate Regulatory Agency or the police? KT, Dubai ... He has worked in the property sector for more than 35 years in London and Dubai....
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Exclusive: NMC sues Dubai bank in $6 billion UAE debt row - sources

Yahoo Daily News 14 Apr 2021
The legal action by NMC's administrator against Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) comes after DIB filed lawsuits in neighbouring Dubai. The lawsuits pit UAE's different legal systems against one another and risk complicating the restructuring ... LEGAL TANGLE. The UAE's legal system has both onshore and offshore jurisdictions....
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NMC ‘sues bank in $6bn debt row’

Gulf Daily News 14 Apr 2021
DUBAI ... The legal action by NMC’s administrator against Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) comes after DIB filed lawsuits in Dubai. The lawsuits pit UAE’s different legal systems against one another and risk complicating the restructuring....
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Dubai’s DP World seeks $210.2m in damages from Djibouti

Arab News 14 Apr 2021
Dubai’s DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, is seeking $210.2 million in damages from Djibouti’s government in an ongoing legal battle over port concession rights, documents related to the dispute, seen by Reuters, showed ... DP World said it remained the legal ......
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Dubai returnee Emma Kelly released from Irish quarantine after legal challenge

The National 14 Apr 2021
A woman who returned from Dubai to Ireland was released from hotel quarantine after launching legal action ... Ms Kelly, who is fully inoculated against Covid-19 with AstraZeneca’s vaccine, could legally have been released on Monday, but she said hotel staff failed to provide a Covid-19 test that would have allowed it....
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Twelve arrested for begging in Dubai on first day of Ramadan

Gulf News 14 Apr 2021
Dubai. Dubai Police arrested 12 ... Around 842 beggars have been arrested through this campaign over the last three years, according to Dubai Police ... Dubai Police have urged community members not to be sympathetic towards beggars and to make donations through legal charities only....
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Dubai returnee Emma Kelly released from Irish quarantine after legal bid

The National 14 Apr 2021
A woman who returned from Dubai to Ireland has been released from hotel quarantine after launching legal action ... Mother defends daughter jailed for refusing to enter Irish quarantine on return from Dubai. Dubai resident stuck in UK hotel quarantine tells of heartbreak after mother dies....
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NMC sues Dubai bank in $6 billion UAE debt row: Sources

The Economic Times 14 Apr 2021
The legal action by NMC's administrator against Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) comes after DIB filed lawsuits in neighbouring Dubai. The lawsuits pit UAE's different legal systems against one another and risk complicating the restructuring ... ....
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Woman who challenged hotel quarantine rules calls for changes to system

The Irish Times 14 Apr 2021
Emma Kelly, who took a legal challenge while in hotel quarantine, flew home to Ireland from Dubai on April 3rd to assist her mother while her father undergoes surgery for cancer ... into the legality of Ms Kelly’s detention after her lawyers claimed her detention was unlawful....
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American faces Dubai imprisonment over 'marijuana smoked in US days before UAE flight'

The New Arab 13 Apr 2021
"I knew about Dubai's strict drugs laws but never for one moment did I think something I legally did in my own country would lead to my arrest." ... Peter faces years in prison for legal smoking marijuana," Detained in Dubai founder Radha Sterling was quoted by the Mail as saying....
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