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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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Dec 11, 2013 - The Times of India

DIC puts European assets up for sale

Dec 10, 2013 - Financial Times

Emirates: In a sweet spot

Dec 09, 2013 - Financial Times

No joke: American jailed for video

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Bombardier bullish about C-series orders

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How the Airbus A380 Got a New Lease on Life

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Articles About Dubai

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts
Roger Federer: 'I'm One Of The Fittest Guys On Tour'

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer said he is still one of the fittest players on tour. (Dec 16)


Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic attends the opening ceremony of the 9th Dubai International Film Festival, as well as the gala screening of "Life of PI", at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh
Ana Ivanovic Dazzles At Dubai International Film Festival

By IBTimes AU

Ana Ivanovic took a break from the International Premier Tennis League when she graced the red carpet of the 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival. (Dec 12)


Rafael Nadal of Spain (R) is congratulated by Novak Djokovic of Serbia after winning their men's singles final match to win the French Open Tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 8, 2014.
Novak Djokovic To Keep Trying Each Year To Win French Open Trophy

By IBTimes AU

Novak Djokovic has vowed to keep trying until he wins the French Open trophy, the only title that he is yet to win. (Dec 11)


Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Fighters
Airport Blunder Exposes Sydney Teen Joining ISIS

By IBTimes AU

Sydney teen joining ISIS was caught using his brother’s passport (Dec 10)


(L-R) Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Gael Monfils and Cedric Pioline of the Micromax Indian Aces share a moment during their match against the Singapore Slammers at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in New Delhi, December 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan
IPTL: Roger Federer Entertains Crowd And Challenges Gael Monfils To A Dance-Off

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer celebrated his victory in his debut at the IPTL by busting his dance moves. (Dec 10)


Russian President Putin Delivers a Speech during a Meeting at Kremlin in Moscow
Malaysia Airlines MH17 Shot Down by Ukrainian Jet Fighter to Assassinate Russian Leader Vladimir Putin – Reports

By IBTimes AU

The ill-fated Malaysia Airlines MH17 was accidentally shot down July this year by the Ukrainian air force and the tragedy according to new reports was the direct result of Kiev’s failed bid to assassinate Russian president Vladimir Putin. (Dec 07)


Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines punches Chris Algieri of the U.S. during their World Boxing Organisation (WBO) 12-round welterweight title fight at the Venetian Macao hotel in Macau November 23, 2014.
Pacquiao Earns A Shot At Floyd Jr, Says Undefeated Boxer’s Uncle Roger; Bout Can Take Place In Dubai, With $200 Million Fight Purse At Stake

By IBTimes AU

Roger Mayweather said that Manny Pacquiao has had good wins and deserves to fight his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Dec 05)


Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts
Roger Federer’s Million-Dollar Swiss Villa Construction Now Finished

By IBTimes AU

The construction of Roger Federer's million-dollar villa in his native Switzerland is reportedly finished. (Dec 04)


Andy Murray of the Manila Maverics return a shot to Nick Kyrgios of the Singapore Slammers during their men's single match at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in Manila November 30, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Andy Murray Plans To Marry Kim Sears In 2015

By IBTimes AU

Andy Murray has revealed his marriage plans after proposing to his girlfriend of nine years, Kim Sears. (Dec 02)


Maria Sharapova of the Manila Mavericks team hits the ball during the women's single match against Ana Ivanovic of the Indian Aces at the International Premier Tennis League in Manila November 29, 2014. Ivanovic won over Sharapova. REUTERS/Romeo Rano
Maria Sharapova Says She Enjoys The Team Atmosphere In The IPTL

By IBTimes AU

Maria Sharapova is reportedly enjoying her experience in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League team tournament. (Dec 02)