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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

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Physio Stéphane Vivier Leaves Roger Federer To Join Grigor Dimitrov’s Team

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer announced on his official website that he and French physio Stéphane Vivier have decided to go separate ways. (1:55 am)

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after defeating Sam Querrey of the U.S. at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine
Novak Djokovic Retains No. 1 Rank In ATP World Rankings

By IBTimes AU

Novak Djokovic held the top spot in the latest world rankings. (Sep 30)

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Sophie Monk Stranded in Dubai with Swollen Foot

By IBTimes AU

Sophie Monk is suffering from a mysterious illness that caused her foot to swell. (Sep 30)

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BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen Holds Up The Unreleased Blackberry Passport Device During The Company's Annual General Meeting For Shareholders In Waterloo
BlackBerry Passport Launched: Price (US, UK, EU, CAN), Release Date, Availability, Place Of Purchase, Comparison Listed

By IBTimes AU

The one-of-a-kind BlackBerry Passport phablet has been launched. Here is a list of everything you might want to know about the device. (Sep 26)

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Model Irina Shayk arrives for the Barbie Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party in New York, February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Irina Shayk And Alessandra Ambrosio To Fly To Dubai For The Opening Of Australian Chef Greg Malouf’s Restaurant

By IBTimes AU

Irina Shayk and Alessandra Ambrosio will make an appearance at the launch event of Greg Malouf's restaurant. (Sep 25)

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Kei Nishikori of Japan serves to Marin Cilic of Croatia
Asian Tennis Federation Proposes 5th Grand Slam Event For Tennis

By IBTimes AU

Tradition states that there are four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in the sport. Is there room for another one to be held in a continent that has a large following in the sport? The Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) certainly thinks so and believes a fif... (Sep 24)

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Serena Williams Suffers Another Viral Illness, Ousted At 2014 Wuhan Open [VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

Serena Williams of the United States of America (USA) suffered a second round defeat at the 2014 Wuhan Open after suffering from a viral illness and withdrawing from the match in just the first set of her match against Alize Cornet of France on Tuesday. (Sep 24)

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BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen Holds Up The Unreleased Blackberry Passport Device During The Company's Annual General Meeting For Shareholders In Waterloo
BlackBerry Passport To Be Released On Sept 24, Priced At $599 In The US

By IBTimes AU

On Wednesday, the BlackBerry Passport will be available for purchase. In the US, the unlocked version will be sold for $599. (Sep 23)

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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)

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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)

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