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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The vital support network

Gulf News 31 Mar 2020
Key services Professional, civil, commercial, and industrial business set-up in the UAE; mainland, free zone and offshore company formation; branch office set-up of a foreign company; virtual office/Ejari; PRO services; local sponsor; legal translation and document attestation; ......

Victims reveal huge losses after falling for Dubai property scam

The National 31 Mar 2020
Victims of a property rental scam in Dubai could lose tens of thousands of dirhams after falling foul of fake websites offering flats at knock-down prices ... Claire Grainger, a property law specialist and senior partner at Naji Beidoun Advocates and Legal Consultants in Dubai, said similar rental scams were increasing in frequency....

Dubai Police arrest Asian man for promoting traffic law violations

Arabian Business 30 Mar 2020
Dubai Police have arrested an Asian man who posted a video online encouraging people to ignore traffic laws and disrespect police officers. According to a social media posting from Dubai Police. “Necessary legal actions have been taken against the offender accordingly.”....

Dubai's Limitless to hire advisers as third restructuring looms

Arabian Business 29 Mar 2020
Limitless World LLC is close to hiring financial and legal advisers for the Dubai-based developer’s third restructuring as the emirate’s ongoing property slump is set to worsen ... Limitless’ board has recently been reorganised to comprise three members, who are being advised “on all matters” by a team from Dubai World, the letter said ... ....

Princess Haya has fooled the British judiciary

Blitz 28 Mar 2020
FD19P00246, FD19P00380, FD19F05020, FD19F00064) on the legal battle between Jordanian Princess Haya bint al Hussein and her husband Sheikh Mohammad Rashid al-Maktoum ... These two children are the two youngest of Dubai ruler’s 25 children ... Latifa was forcibly returned to Dubai from international waters on 4 March 2018....

Carluccio’s set to file for administration amid coronavirus shutdown

The Observer 27 Mar 2020
Carluccio’s is understood to be preparing to file for administration ... The firm said in a statement ... Show Hide Income subsidies ... Loan guarantees for business ... Business rates ... The Unite union accused the chain of “wage theft” and threatened legal action. Carluccio’s is controlled by the Landmark Group, the Dubai-based retail and hospitality conglomerate ... ....

Dubai Chamber closes customer happiness centres

Gulf Daily News 26 Mar 2020
Dubai Chamber’s smart services include. Certificate of Origin service; attestation service; membership; business research and intelligence; legal information service; issuance of ATA Carnet; Dubai Chamber CSR Label; credit rating; business groups and councils; and many other services available for economic and business organisations....

64 people in UAE to face legal action for flouting coronavirus guidelines

Arabian Business 26 Mar 2020
Authorities across the UAE have repeatedly warned that those who violate government instructions amid the coronavirus pandemic face possible legal action. In Dubai, for example, police announced the arrest of a European man for ignoring calls to stay away from beaches and for mocking authorities....

Homefront: 'Can I delay switching to a more expensive mortgage amid the pandemic?'

The National 26 Mar 2020
I relocated back to France a year ago but kept my Abu Dhabi property following the move. It is currently rented out and financed with a mortgage through a bank in the UAE ... Read More ... Listen ... 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....

UAE reports 50 new coronavirus cases, 4 recoveries

MENA FN 25 Mar 2020
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) Coronavirus spread calls on governments to take legal action against violators of new regulations. DUBAI. As countries c... ....

Dubai Chamber urges private sector to work remotely

Gulf Daily News 24 Mar 2020
The smart services provided by Dubai Chamber include certificates of origin, attestations, membership services, studies, research and reports, business and legal services, issuance of ATA Carnet , Dubai Chamber's CSR Label, and Business Groups and Councils groups services in ......

Coronavirus: Dubai Police arrest woman for defying safety precautions

The National 24 Mar 2020
Dubai Police have arrested a woman after she posted a video encouraging people to ignore government advice to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak. The European national, of Arab origin, shared an Instagram story of herself and a friend out in Dubai ... Dubai Police arrest man for video mocking beach closure....

UAE hospital operator NMC to initiate legal action against ex-management

Gulf News 24 Mar 2020
Dubai. NMC Health, confirmed it will pursue legal action against “anyone” involved in “potential fraudulent and criminal actions that led to the company’s current situation”, according to a senior official with the UAE’s largest hospital operator. And that could include the “former CEOPrasanth Manghat or “anyone else with knowledge of the matter” ... ....