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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

Roger Federer's wife, Mirka Vavrinec, with their twins, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva.
Roger Federer Could Miss French Open for Birth of Third Child

By IBTimes IN

Roger Federer has hinted he could miss the French Open next month to be with his wife Mirka Vavrinec, who is pregnant with the couple's third child. (10:12 pm)

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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli’s Swayamvar: Cricketer Chooses Anushka Sharma as Bride

By IBTimes IN

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has made cricketer Virat Kohli acknowledge his relationship with actress Anushka Sharma. (8:09 pm)

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Rannvijay Singha
MTV Roadies Host Rannvijay Singha Marries Girlfriend Priyanka in Dubai [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

By IBTimes IN

MTV Roadies host Rannvijay Singha tied the knot with girlfriend Priyanka Vohra in a glittering ceremony in Dubai this week. Vohra is based in London (3:09 pm)

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Rohit Sharma Gautam Gambhir Mumbai Indians KKR
IPL 7 Schedule: Timings, Venues and Dates of Premier T20 Extravaganza

By IBTimes IN

IPL 7 Schedule, timings, venues and dates with the first leg kicking off in the UAE from Wednesday. (Apr 15)

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Serena Williams
Serena Williams Shows Off Killer Curves in a Red Monokini for Fitness Magazine

By IBTimes AU

Top-ranked tennis athlete Serena Williams graced the cover of Fitness magazine’s May issue, wearing a red bikini and looking more toned as ever. (Apr 15)

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HTC One M8: New HTC Smartphone Offered via Amazon at $150 Price

By IBTimes AU

HTC officially launched the HTC One M8 last March at the same time in London and New York City with Verizon as the only US carrier selling the new device via its brick-and-mortar store chain. Now, consumers can get their hands on the HTC One M8 throu... (Apr 11)

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2014 Tennis News: Juan Del Potro on the Road to Recovery but No Return Date Yet

By IBTimes AU

Juan Martin Del Potro had some good news for his fans after initial reports that he’s going to miss the entire ATP season. (Apr 10)

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Get Dubai Villa in 4th Quarter of 2014

By IBTimes IN

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will finally get the possession of her bungalow in Sanctuary Falls in the last quarter of the year. (Apr 09)

Nokia Lumia 630: Windows Phone 8.1 Handset Pre-Orders Available in Russia at €163 Price

By IBTimes AU

The recently announced Nokia Lumia 630 is one of the Finnish manufacturer’s smartphones running on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS. The new Nokia device, considered to be a successor to the Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone, is now available for pre-order ... (Apr 09)

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Kevin Pietersen Delhi Daredevils
IPL 7 News: Delhi Daredevils Skipper Kevin Pietersen Ready to Put Past Behind Him

By IBTimes IN

IPL and Kevin Pietersen share a lot in common than what meets the eye - swashbuckling cricket siding with unorthodoxy, money's worth entertainment, self-belief, incomprehensible issues with the mother board, unending controversies on and off the... (Apr 09)

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