[186][187], Dubai is trying to build an inclusive, barrier-free and a disabled-friendly city by the time it hosts Expo 2020. The Towie couple – who got back together last October after splitting in 2019 \b… Besides, INTERPOL was also being approached for extradition of the two accused, who were operating from the UAE. [273], The most well-known universities in Dubai are American University in Dubai, Hult International Business School, Al Ghurair University, The American College of Dubai, University of Wollongong in Dubai, British University in Dubai offering courses in Business Administration, Engineering, Architecture and Interior Design. The AED 4 billion first phase of the project will be complete by January 2015. Suivez toute l'actualité française et internationale avec les News 24/7 The population density is 408.18/km2 – more than eight times that of the entire country. [218], The development of Al Maktoum International Airport (IATA: DWC) was announced in 2004. [51] The two agreed to work towards bringing the other emirates, including Qatar and Bahrain, into the union. [190], The completion of the Khalifa Tower, following the construction boom that began in the 1980s, accelerated in the 1990s, and took on a rapid pace of construction during the decade of the 2000s, leaves Dubai with the world's tallest skyline as of 4 January 2010[update]. Dubai is also known as the City of Gold because a major part of the economy is based on gold trades, with Dubai's total gold trading volumes in H1 2011 reaching 580 tonnes, with an average price of US$1,455 per troy ounce. Dubai also has multiple gorges and waterholes, which dot the base of the Western Al Hajar mountains. Each chapter opens by identifying a specific management skill on which the chapter focuses. Adult non-Muslims are allowed to consume alcohol in licensed venues, typically within hotels, or at home with the possession of an alcohol licence. [278] In 2015, Dubai phased in mandatory health insurance for all inhabitants, thereby leading to increased demand for medical services. [267], While there are more UK curriculum based schools in Dubai than any other, more students attend an Indian curriculum school, which tend to be considerably larger, and lower cost. Dubai also hosts the traditional rugby union tournament Dubai Sevens, part of the Sevens World Series Event pictures of Rugby 7 Dubai 2015. Port Jebel Ali is the world's largest man-made harbour, the biggest port in the Middle East,[227] and the 7th-busiest port in the world. [58] Dubai provided refuelling bases to allied forces at the Jebel Ali Free Zone during the Gulf War, and again during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. [43], Throughout the 1960s Dubai was the centre of a lively gold trade, with 1968 imports of gold at some £56 million. [84][85][86][87] The mistreatment of foreign workers was a subject of the difficult-to-make documentary, Slaves in Dubai (2009). Egypt's Eastern Co to sell treasury shares. Water bus is a fully air conditioned boat service across selected destinations across the creek. Outlook for kingdom's voluntary oil output cut unclear. [265] Currently, 15 schools[266] have introduced the IB Career-related Programme that can be combined with a vocational qualification such as a BTEC. [149], A City Mayors survey ranked Dubai 44th among the world's best financial cities in 2007,[150] while another report by City Mayors indicated that Dubai was the world's 27th richest city in 2012, in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). [254] Censorship is common in Dubai and used by the government to control content that it believes violates the cultural and political sensitivities of Emirates. [113], As of 2013[update], only about 15% of the population of the emirate was made up of UAE nationals,[114] with the rest comprising expatriates, many of whom either have been in the country for generations or were born in the UAE. There are now 28 hospitals in Dubai, 6 public and 22 private, with 3 more major hospitals scheduled to be built by 2025. These policies saw a movement of merchants not only directly from Lingeh,[30] but also those who had settled in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah (which had historical links with Lingeh through the Al Qawasim tribe) to Dubai. A female slave was caught in the act of starting one such blaze and was subsequently put to death. The 26-year-old has turned her back on the reality show for a … The Western Hajar chain has an arid, jagged and shattered landscape, whose mountains rise to about 1,300 metres (4,265 feet) in some places. ), Cost Structures, etc., in micro economics and national … Oil accounted for 24% of GDP in 1990, but had reduced to 7% of GDP by 2004. Some of the most popular beaches in Dubai are Umm Suqeim Beach, Al Mamzar Beach Park, JBR Open Beach, Kite Beach, Black Palace Beach and Royal Island Beach Club. Elsewhere, the Qatari index fell 0.4%, dragged down by a 5.6% drop in telecoms firm Ooredoo and a 3.6% decrease in United Development Company as they traded ex-dividend. Trade with Germany in 2014 totalled $12.3, Switzerland and Japan both at $11.72 billion and UK trade totalled $10.9 billion. [41], On 7 April 1961, the Dubai-based MV Dara, a five thousand ton British flagged vessel that plied the route between Basra (Iraq), Kuwait and Bombay (India), was caught in unusually high winds off Dubai. In 2014, there were estimated to be 15.54 births and 1.99 deaths per 1,000 people. [124] English is used as a second language. Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance, for competition. Previously, alcohol was only accessible for the locals with special licences. [253] Dubai houses two of four Domain Name System (DNS) data centres in the country (DXBNIC1, DXBNIC2). [137] Real estate and construction (22.6%),[13] trade (16%), entrepôt (15%) and financial services (11%) are the largest contributors to Dubai's economy. It is the world's largest flower garden. Large increases in oil prices after the Gulf War encouraged Dubai to continue to focus on free trade and tourism. [129], Dubai has large Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Baháʼí, Buddhist and other religious communities residing in the city, as well as a small but growing Jewish community. [157], In September 2019, Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered to establish the Higher Committee for Real Estate Planning to study and evaluate future real estate construction projects, in ordered to achieve a balance between supply and demand,[158] which is seen as a move to curb the pace of construction projects following property prices fall. Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum family since 1833; the emirate is a constitutional monarchy. Nine new jurors have been announced for next month’s online Berlin International Film Festival (March 1-5), with three each for the Encounters, Generation and Shorts sections. [127] All mosques in Dubai are managed by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department also known as "Awqaf" under the Government of Dubai and all Imams are appointed by the Government. [159], Since the economy of Dubai relies majorly on real estate, transportation and tourism, it was highly exposed to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. [205] The public transport network has in the past faced congestion and reliability issues which a large investment programme has addressed, including over AED 70 billion of improvements planned for completion by 2020, when the population of the city is projected to exceed 3.5 million. Various types of turtles can also be found in the area including the hawksbill turtle and green turtle, which are listed as endangered species.[62][63]. Non-Muslims do not appear before the Sharia Court.