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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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Articles About Dubai

Manny Pacquiao (L) from the Philippines and Chris Algieri of the U.S. give thumbs up during a news conference at Venetian Macao
Boxing News 2014: Who’s That? - Pacquiao Quips When Asked About Mayweather

By IBTimes AU

While the focus of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather now are the promotion of their bouts against Chris Algieri and Marcos Maidana on Nov 23 and Sept 13, respectively, the Filipino champ's joke about Money May would surely ignite some fire from their respective camps. (Aug 27)

Roger Federer of Switzerland
Roger Federer Tops Forbes’ List Highest-Paid Tennis Players Of 2014

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer continues to reign at the 2014 Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Tennis Athletes. (Aug 26)


People Dressed As 'Star Wars' Characters Boba Fett, Left, And A Stormtrooper.
Alaska: 'Star Wars' Lightsaber Toy Sparks Bomb Scare

By IBTimes AU

A motorist called police officers to investigate a suspected object believed to have been a bomb. (Aug 26)

Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines attends a news conference at Venetian Macao in Macau August 25, 2014.
Manny Pacquiao Recovers $585,000 Gold Rolex Watch Left in a Hotel Restroom

By IBTimes AU

Eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao posted on Monday night that a very expensive gold Rolex watch that he left behind in a five-star hotel in Manila was found. He made the post on his Facebook page from the Venetian Hotel and Casino Macau wher... (Aug 26)


Roger Federer of Switzerland
Roger Federer Charging Towards Becoming World’s No.1 By End Of Year

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer could be on his way back to the top of the world rankings, thanks to his superb form on the hard court as of late. ATP World Tour analyst Josh Meiseles discussed in his latest article the Swiss Maestro's resurgence and his charge towards becoming men's tennis top player. (Aug 22)


The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Shares Reach $100 Mark Since Stock Split; First Flagship Store in Middle East May Open Soon

By IBTimes AU

Apple stock has finally reached the $100 mark since the CEO Tim Cook announced a stock split last June. Morgan Stanley remains bullish on AAPL shares as analysts advise investors that now is a good time to buy shares. (Aug 22)


Roger Federer of Switzerland
Roger Federer Dedicates 80th Career Title For His Kids

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer bagged his 80th career title and proceeds as the second seed at the US Open. (Aug 21)

People Dressed As "Star Wars" Characters Boba Fett, Left, And A Stormtrooper.
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’: Tatooine Set Leaked, Reveals Tusken Raiders Huts

By IBTimes AU

Reports claim some scenes of the Jedi Master's desert planet will also be filmed at the Pinewood Studios. (Aug 20)


Argentina's former soccer player Diego Maradona (R) embraces Argentina Football Association (AFA) President Julio Grondona at AFA's headquarters in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, in this August 20, 2009 file photo. Grondona, who was F
Diego Maradona Shows the Hand of God, Slaps Reporter in the Face for Allegedly Insulting Ex-Wife [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

The 1986 Argentina soccer national team captain is thrust to the spotlight once again as he was filmed slapping a reporter in the face whilst attending an event together with his family during the weekend. (Aug 13)


Serena Williams
Serena Williams and Andre Agassi to Play at the IPTL Singapore Slammers Franchise

By IBTimes AU

The 17-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and the former world no. 1 Andre Agassi will turn up for their International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) franchise Singapore Slammers in December 2- 4. (Aug 07)