Since 2008, the leading contemporary art galleries such as Carbon 12 Dubai,[247] Green Art, gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, and The Third Line have brought the city onto the international art map. The Court of First Instance consists of the Civil Court, which hears all civil claims; the Criminal Court, which hears claims originating from police complaints; and Sharia Court, which is responsible for matters between Muslims. Dubai Metro consists of two lines (Red line and Green line) which run through the financial and residential areas of the city. Any person held preaching religious hatred or promoting religious extremism is usually jailed and deported. However, by the time the asphalt runway of Dubai Airport was constructed in 1965, opening Dubai to both regional and long haul traffic, a number of foreign airlines were competing for landing rights. [150] Dubai is also an international financial centre (IFC) and has been ranked 37th within the top 50 global financial cities as surveyed by the MasterCard Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index (2007),[151] and 1st within the Middle East. The satellite view shows Dubai (City), a major port and the largest city of the United Arab Emirates.The city is situated within the Arabian Desert at the coast of the Persian Gulf about 120 km north-east of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.Dubai city is the capital of Dubai Emirate, an absolute monarchy and one of the seven emirates which constitute the UAE. [127] The Constitution of the United Arab Emirates provides for freedom of religion. Free Wifi. Like Dubai, Abu Dhabi also has a multicultural and diverse society. [130] Non-Muslim religious groups are also permitted to advertise group functions openly and distribute various religious literature. [46], As part of the infrastructure for pumping and transporting oil from the Fateh field, located offshore of the Jebel Ali area of Dubai, two 500,000 gallon storage tanks were built, known locally as 'Kazzans',[47] by welding them together on the beach and then digging them out and floating them to drop onto the seabed at the Fateh field. United Arab Emirates - 10 Largest Cities. With the collapse of the pearling industry, Dubai fell into a deep depression and many residents lived in poverty or migrated to other parts of the Persian Gulf. [139] Dubai is also a hub for service industries such as information technology and finance, with industry-specific free zones throughout the city. [20] Archaeological finds in the emirate of Dubai, particularly at Al-Ashoosh, Al Sufouh and the notably rich trove from Saruq Al Hadid[21] show settlement through the Ubaid and Hafit periods, the Umm Al Nar and Wadi Suq periods and the three Iron Ages in the UAE. [15][16], Many theories have been proposed as to origin of the word "Dubai". He was also involved in the 2015 Nedumbassery gold smuggling case, where 1,500 kg of gold was smuggled in two years. Dubai the name of both a city and an emirate. Trade with Germany in 2014 totalled $12.3, Switzerland and Japan both at $11.72 billion and UK trade totalled $10.9 billion. [244] The next food festival was held between 23 February 2017 to 11 March 2017.[245]. Many were trapped in desperate situations in crowded labor camps with no salary or any other financial source. Each park is uniquely distinct from the other. The Gulf War of 1990 had a negative financial effect on the city, as depositors withdrew their money and traders withdrew their trade, but subsequently, the city recovered in a changing political climate and thrived. [9], Critically, one of the first major projects Sheikh Rashid embarked upon when oil revenue started to flow was the construction of Port Rashid, a deep water free port constructed by British company Halcrow. The Dubai IFC model is an independent risk-based regulator with a legislative system consistent with English common law. Dubai also hosts the traditional rugby union tournament Dubai Sevens, part of the Sevens World Series Event pictures of Rugby 7 Dubai 2015. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai. Dubai licensed taxis are easily identifiable by their cream bodywork colour and varied roof colours identifying the operator. 2. 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[136] Real estate and construction (22.6%),[13] trade (16%), entrepôt (15%) and financial services (11%) are the largest contributors to Dubai's economy. The import of gold to India had been banned and so the trade was characterised as smuggling, although Dubai's merchants were quick to point out that they were making legal deliveries of gold and that it was up to the customer where they took it. Winters are comparatively cool, though mild to warm, with an average high of 24 °C (75 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F) in January, the coolest month. The sale and consumption of pork is regulated and is sold only to non-Muslims, in designated areas of supermarkets and airports. UAE labour minister Ali al-Kaabi said: "Labourers will be allowed to form unions. [45], After years of exploration following large finds in neighbouring Abu Dhabi, oil was eventually discovered in territorial waters off Dubai in 1966, albeit in far smaller quantities. Dubai has a free trade in gold and, until the 1990s, was the hub of a "brisk smuggling trade"[35] of gold ingots to India, where gold import was restricted. i think something is missing in the map please do updated map of chapati hindustani gamer dubai city. In many ways, there are really no distinctions between Dubai Internet City (DIC) and Dubai Media City (DMC). Estimates at the time put the volume of gold imports from Dubai to India at around 75% of the total market. A female slave was caught in the act of starting one such blaze and was subsequently put to death. Pool. [265], 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. It also features a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor Kartdrome, popular among racing enthusiasts and recreational riders. [174], Dubai Creek Park in Dubai Creek also plays a vital role in Dubai tourism as it showcase some of the most famous tourist attractions in Dubai such as Dolphinarium, Cable Car, Camel Ride, Horse Carriage and Exotic Birds Shows.[175]. 40 with a total score of 55.9. These losses came at a time when the tribes of the interior were also experiencing poverty. However, time and again, huma… Later in the 1990s, many foreign trading communities—first from Kuwait, during the Gulf War, and later from Bahrain, during the Shia unrest—moved their businesses to Dubai. [204] In 2009, according to Dubai Municipality statistics, there were an estimated 1,021,880 cars in Dubai. The venue is a 2000-seat, multifunctional performing arts centre able to host not only theatrical shows, concerts and operas but also weddings, gala dinners, banquets and conferences. [citation needed], A total of 18 schools offer British primary education up to the age of eleven. This is now in your Top Picks! The seventh emirate, Ras Al Khaimah, joined the UAE on 10 February 1972, following Iran's annexation of the RAK-claimed Tunbs islands. For the emirate, see, The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. 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. [261] Most private schools cater to one or more expatriate communities. [128], 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. [citation needed], The above dress code is never compulsory and many people wear western or other eastern clothing without any problems; but prohibitions on wearing "indecent clothing" or revealing too much skin are aspects of the UAE to which Dubai's visitors are expected to conform, and are encoded in Dubai's criminal law. Robberies went from 3.8 in 2013 to 2.1 by the end of last year, while kidnapping cases also dropped from 0.2 in 2013 to 0.1 in 2017. DIC is supposedly a place for technology companies and DMC is a place for media companies, but in reality you can find either type of company in either of the two places. [188], 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]. 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[237][238] Large shopping malls in the city, such as Deira City Centre, Mirdiff City Centre, BurJuman, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall (the world's largest) and Ibn Battuta Mall as well as traditional Dubai Gold Souk and other souks attract shoppers from the region. The port was not initially a success, so Sheikh Mohammed established the JAFZA (Jebel Ali Free Zone) around the port in 1985 to provide foreign companies unrestricted import of labour and export capital. [170], Dubai has been called the "shopping capital of the Middle East". [163], In July 2020, a report released by an NGO, Swissaid, denounced the gold trade between Dubai and Switzerland. [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. Dubai's Jebel Ali port, constructed in the 1970s, has the largest man-made harbour in the world and was ranked seventh globally for the volume of container traffic it supports. A liquor permit is required to purchase alcohol; however, alcohol is available in bars and restaurants within hotels. Level 40: Master Architect. “Really it is a nice hotel, it is smart and in the city center,, we really liked the hotel, and itis accessibility. Most days are sunny throughout the year. [260] The medium of instruction in public schools is Arabic with emphasis on English as a second language, while most of the private schools use English as their medium of instruction. [180] The event will bring huge economic benefits by generating activities worth billions of dirhams and may create over 270,000 jobs. World's largest refinery in Switzerland, Valcambi, was denounced by Swissaid for importing extensive gold from these Dubai firms. The typical marine life off the Dubai coast includes tropical fish, jellyfish, coral, dugong, dolphins, whales and sharks. [121] The median age in the emirate was about 27 years. [53], In 1973, Dubai joined the other emirates to adopt a uniform currency: the UAE dirham. The closest cities, towns, suburbs/localities and places to Dubai, United Arab Emirates are listed below in order of increasing distance. [25], An early mention of Dubai is in 1095 in the Book of Geography by the Andalusian-Arab geographer Abu Abdullah al-Bakri. Large increases in oil prices after the Gulf War encouraged Dubai to continue to focus on free trade and tourism. There are more than 3000 taxis operating within the emirate making an average of 192,000 trips every day, carrying about 385,000 persons. [209] In 2006, the Transport authority announced the construction of 500 air-conditioned (A/C ) Passenger Bus Shelters, and planned for 1,000 more across the emirates in a move to encourage the use of public buses. [173] Many boutiques and jewellery stores are also found in the city. It prohibits Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from disclosing information gathered in providing services. [256] The penal code contains official provisions that prohibit digital access to pornography; however, it does not address cyber crime or data protection.[257]. [29], In 1901, Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum established Dubai as a free port with no taxation on imports or exports and also gave merchants parcels of land and guarantees of protection and tolerance. [222], A tramway located in Al Sufouh, will run for 14.5 km (9.0 mi) along Al Sufouh Road from Dubai Marina to the Burj Al Arab and the Mall of the Emirates with two interchanges with Dubai Metro's Red Line. [131] 2. 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