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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

George R.R. Martin, author of the "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series
‘Winds of Winter’ Release Date Delay Blamed On ‘Trips’ And ‘Interviews’

By IBTimes AU

“Winds of Winter” is the long awaited sixth novel by George R. R. Martin from “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA

Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton 'Single But Happy,' Shares She's Proud Of $1 Million Per Gig Earnings As DJ

By IBTimes AU

Paris Hilton shares she's happy and proud of her job as a DJ. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: LOS ANGELES, FASHION WEEK

Bruce Jenner and wife Kris arrive at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas April 5, 2009.
Fast Facts About Bruce Jenner's New Girlfriend, Ronda Kamihira

By IBTimes AU

The identitiy of Bruce Jenner's mystery date last week has been revealed and she turns out to be an old family friend who is close to Kris Jenner. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, MEXICO, LOS ANGELES

Phil Keoghan poses with his Outstanding Reality-Competition Program award for the CBS show "The Amazing Race" at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014.
'The Amazing Race' Season 25 Recap: Episode 3 ‘Get Your Sheep Together’ Aired On Oct. 10, 2014, Firefighters Michael Ward And Scott Strazzullo Got Eliminated In Leg 3 [WATCH VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

“TAR” Season 25 teams started the third leg of the race in Oxford, United Kingdom and took a pit stop at St. Ninian’s Isle in Scotland. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY, TENNESSEE

Rob Kardashian During The Opening Of The Kardashian Khaos Store At The Mirage Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas
Rob Kardashian Joins Sister Khloe On The Fitness Track With Personal Trainer Gunnar Peterson

By IBTimes AU

Rob Kardashian is finally finding a way to solve his weight issues by putting in some work in the gym with Khloe's trainer. (Oct 13)

Khloe Kardashian At The 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party
Khloe Kardashian Hangs Out With Kim's Former BFF Paris Hilton In Dubai

By IBTimes AU

The Hiltons and the Kardashians may not be brunching together anytime soon but the famous sisters are evidently now on speaking terms after Khloe posed for a photo with both Paris and Nicky Hilton in Dubai. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: KIM KARDASHIAN, AL ARABIYA, FASHION WEEK

Roger Federer Officially Takes No. 2 Spot From Rafael Nadal After 2014 Shanghai Masters Victory [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer has overtaken Rafael Nadal for the World No. 2 spot in the ATP ranking after the Swiss won the Shanghai Masters title last Sunday (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, JAPAN

A Pair Of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles Fly Over Northern Iraq After Conducting Airstrikes In Syria
Australia Pays US For Every Bomb Dropped On ISIS; Ammunition Price Up To $650K

By IBTimes AU

Australia will be paying the United States for every bomb or missile it drops on ISIS in the Middle East. The RAAF is given access to U.S. ammunition as part of an agreement. (Oct 09)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, AFGHANISTAN

Police officer Badrya Salem AlSowaidi walks near a Ferrari police car ahead of a patrol in Dubai June 4, 2013. The Dubai Police fleet of cars includes Aston Martin, Bentley Continental GT Coupe, Ferrari, and a recently added Bugatti Veyron.
Dubai Police To Use Google Glass While Driving Bugati & Lamborghini Patrol Cars

By IBTimes AU

More United Arab Emirates boys will probably want to be a cop when they become adults, if only for the perks of having a Bugati Veyrons or Lamborghini Aventadors as their service vehicle. Soon, the Google Glass could be another added attraction as th... (Oct 03)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES