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Dubai

Dubai (in Arabic: دبيّ‎, Dubayy) is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. The Dubai Municipality is sometimes called Dubai state to distinguish it from the emirate. Written accounts document the existence of the city for at least 150 years prior to the formation of the UAE.

Dubai shares legal, political, military and economic functions with the other emirates within a federal framework, although each emirate has jurisdiction over some functions such as civic law enforcement and provision and upkeep of local facilities. Dubai has the largest population and is the second-largest emirate by area, after Abu Dhabi. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to possess veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature. Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum dynasty since 1833. Its current ruler, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is also the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE. Read More

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Articles About Dubai

BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen Holds Up The Unreleased Blackberry Passport Device During The Company's Annual General Meeting For Shareholders In Waterloo
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. BlackBerry Passport — Specifications, Features, Release Date And Price Showdown

By IBTimes AU

Here is a comparison of specifications, features and price pertaining to the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the upcoming BlackBerry Passport. (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, BLACKBERRY, SONY, ANDROID, LONDON

The Boeing 737 aircraft of Brazilian airline Gol,
New Zealand Airways Signs Deal To Train Chinese Air Traffic Controllers

By IBTimes AU

The ATC training deal speaks about the reputation of New Zealand Airways as a professional institution (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANAGEMENT

Michael Clarke Misses Train For ODIs Against Pakistan, Phil Hughes Steps In

By IBTimes AU

Owing to a hamstring injury, Michael Clarke has been excluded from the Australian team outbound for the ODI series against Pakistan at the beginning of October. Phil Hughes will replace him for the three-match one day series. Hughes was initially not included in the squad for the one-dayers. (Sep 17)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ZIMBABWE, CRICKET

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (2L), Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner (C), Imam Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra (2R) and Sayeeda Warsi (R) react together at the close of a vigil outside Westminster Abbey in central London September 3, 2014. Religious l
Philippines Rejects Entry of Dangerous Canadian Imam Preacher

By IBTimes AU

A Canadian Islamic preacher was denied entry by the Philippines because he posed a threat to national security. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, RELIGION, KENYA

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up his putt on the 12th green during the third round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northern England July 19, 2014.
Rory McIlroy To Start 2015 Season In Dubai Golf Tournament

By IBTimes AU

Rory McIlroy has started his golf season in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the past seven years and he’s planning to do it again in the next PGA Tour season in 2015. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: HSBC, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, RORY MCILROY

Trainer Freddie Roach (L) and boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines pose in the lobby of the Venetian Las Vegas Resort in Nevada August 30, 2014. Pacquiao and his opponent Chris Algieri of the U.S. are on an international tour promoting their WBO welter
Boxing News 2014: Roach Says Pacquiao & Cotto Are Better Fighters Than Mayweather

By IBTimes AU

In an apparent bid to bait Floyd Mayweather into admitting plans to fight Manny Pacquiao, coach Freddie Roach is provoking Money May by saying that his wards, Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto, are now better fighters than the unbeaten American boxer. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: LAWSUIT

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines attends a promotional event with his next opponent Chris Algieri of the U.S. (not pictured) at a hotel in downtown Shanghai August 26, 2014. Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title against Algieri at the Venetian&
Boxing News 2014: Pacquiao Reveals Serious Negotiations Over $227 Million Bout With Mayweather Has Started

By IBTimes AU

Even if Floyd Mayweather's rematch with Marcos Maidana is just a week away, all eyes still continue to be on the speculated dream match between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. (Sep 08)

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning her women's singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 7, 2014.
Sharapova, Murray, Williams, Ivanovic, And Bouchard Confirmed To Take Part In The IPTL Event In Manila

By IBTimes AU

The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will bring the tennis greats to Manila, Philippines. (Sep 05)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, INDIA, LAWSUIT

File photo of A Canadian flag waves in front of a Blackberry logo at the Blackberry campus in Waterloo, September 23, 2013.    REUTERS/Mark Blinch
BlackBerry Reportedly Hold A Press Event on September 24: Passport Is Expected To Launch

By IBTimes AU

BlackBerry is reported to be hosting an event on September 24. The Company reportedly to launch its BlackBerry Passport on the said event. (Sep 03)

MORE TOPICS: BLACKBERRY, LONDON

Qantas
Emirates Will Not Invest in Qantas – CCO

By IBTimes AU

The chief commercial officer (CCO) of Dubai-based Airline Emirates has flatly denied it has ambitions to invest in the international operations of Australia's Qantas Airways. (Sep 03)

MORE TOPICS: QANTAS, INVESTMENT