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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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A Boeing 777-F aircraft of German Lufthansa Cargo air carrier stands on the tarmac during loading at Fraport airport in Frankfurt July 28, 2014. Today Lufthansa transports 66 horses to Tehran airport.  REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY - Tags: ANIMALS TRANS
Travel at Risk; Emirates, Qantas Differ on Flying over Iraq Warzone; Emirates Reroutes, Qantas Pushes On

By IBTimes AU

Alliance partner Emirates and Qantas Airways have issued differing pronouncements on flying to warzones, most specially Iraq. (2:04 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, UKRAINE, QANTAS, LONDON

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo holds his Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball) trophy after winning the FIFA World Player of the Year 2013 award, before their Spanish first division soccer match against Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 25,
Boxing News 2014: Sports Icons Ronaldo Cristiano & Floyd Mayweather Together in Instagram Pix

By IBTimes AU

Two superstars from different sports had a photo together when they met on Saturday. The best footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid, and the unbeaten American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr, joined a historic moment which Ronaldo posted on Instagram. (Jul 27)

MORE TOPICS: BARCLAYS, NEW YORK, MANCHESTER UNITED, REAL MADRID

White Collar Season 6: Matt Bomer Reveals it's ‘The Pink Panthers’ Storyline in Final Season

By IBTimes AU

Matt Bomer, who plays con-man Neal Caffrey in "White Collar," has been spilling details about the show's final season. He recently revealed that the storyline of the final season will feature the legendary diamond-thieving gang, The Pink Panthers. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FBI, LONDON

Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana
Boxing News 2014: Another Diss from the Mayweathers as Boxer’s Father Accuses Pacquiao of Agreeing to the Dream Match Only for Money

By IBTimes AU

Many signs point to the dream match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather taking place in May 2015 despite both boxers focus is on promoting their Nov 22 and Sept 14 ring bouts versus Chris Algieri and Marcos Maidana, respectively. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK

Rafael Nadal triumphs over Lukas Nosol
Djokovic, Nadal Confirmed for 2015 Abu Dhabi Mubadala Championship

By IBTimes AU

Top-ranked tennis players Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal confirmed participation for the 2015 Abu Dhabi Mubadala Tennis Championship. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK

Manny Pacquiao Ruled The MGM Grand Arena
Boxing New 2014: Ambitious Chris Algieri Eyes Battling Mayweather After Pacquiao Nov 22 Bout; Thinks He Can KO Pacman

By IBTimes AU

Being picked by eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao to be his opponent on Nov 22 has apparently gone into the head of WBO junior lightweight title holder Chris Algieri. With the prospect of earning 15 times bigger than the $100,000 he got duri... (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: BARCLAYS, NEW YORK

People are pictured at the Dubai International Financial Centre in this November 10, 2013 file photo
Water Slide Taller Than Niagara Falls and Dubai's Mall of The World - Technology's Next Step In Promoting Tourism

By IBTimes AU

Schlitterbahn Kansas City water park opened the largest water slide on July 10 and Dubai's "city within a city" inspired mall is said to open on 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Road. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, TNT

The International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2, grapples the Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo craft, as seen in this still image taken from NASA TV July 16, 2014. The Orbital Sciences Corp cargo ship reached the International Space Stati
Space Race On in Middle East, UAE Plans Planet Mars Mission in 2021

By IBTimes AU

A new player has joined the worldwide list of nations hurtling space missions to Mars. The United Arab Emirates recently announced plans to send a mission to the red planet by 2021. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Qantas
Parliament Passes Changes to Qantas Sale Act, Flag Carrier Will Remain Majority Australian Owned

By IBTimes AU

The two houses of Australia's Parliament have passed on Friday legislation that would ease foreign ownership restrictions on flag carrier Qantas. However, the airline would still remain 51 per cent or majority owned by Australia. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, QANTAS, INVESTMENT, LONDON

Boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines waves to fans from a ring in the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada April 8, 2014. Pacquiao will challenge undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley of the U.S. at the MGM Grand
Boxing News 2014: Mayweather Calls Pacquiao a ‘Bitch’ in Maidana Rematch Presscon

By IBTimes AU

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao may be separately promoting their forthcoming bouts against different sets of boxers slated for Sept 13 and Nov 22, respectively, but obviously their camps are setting their eyes on the dream match believed to take place in May 2015, possibly in Dubai. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: BARCLAYS, NEW YORK