from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Dubayy.

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  • proper n. One of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates
  • proper n. Capital city of the emirate.

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  • n. port city in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf


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  • DUBAI — DP World said Wednesday adjusted full-year profit slumped 46% as falling cargo traffic cut into earnings, but the Dubai government-controlled ports operator flagged signs of a recovery for 2010.

    DP World's Profit Slides 46%

  • DUBAI — At least two of the 26 suspects sought by Dubai police for the alleged killing of a top Hamas leader appear to have entered the U.S. shortly after his death, according to people familiar with the situation.

    Two Dubai Suspects Traveled to U.S.

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Tiger Woods 'business partners in Dubai on Wednesday wouldn't comment on the golfer's personal woes, but say despite the emirate's ... var news_amount = 1;

    Jose Antonio Vargas: With The Rise of Social Media, No Privacy for Tiger Woods

  • DUBAI — Dubai stocks retreated and the price of insuring against a default in the city-state rose on Monday, on the second day of market upheaval following news that flagship corporation Dubai World may offer creditors just 60% of the money they are owed as part of a deal to reschedule $22 billion in debt.

    Dubai Debt Talks Hit Markets

  • DUBAI — The killing of Hamas military commander Mahmoud Al Mabhouh in Dubai on Jan. 20 is a reminder that the sheikdom, which prides itself on being a regional business hub, also serves as a center for more nefarious activities.

    Hamas Killing Exposes Dubai's Dark Side

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A British couple is appealing a jail sentence after being accused of sharing a passionate kiss in a Dubai restaurant.

    Tourist Couple Jailed For Kissing In Dubai

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Dubai appeals court on Sunday upheld a one-month prison sentence for a British couple convicted of kissing in a restaurant.

    Dubai Kissing Couple: Jail Sentence Upheld For U.K. Couple Arrested For Kissing

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A string of steamy text messages has resulted in a jail sentence for an Indian couple, local media announced Wednesday, in the latest case of passions clashing with the law in the cosmopolitan, yet occasionally conservative, Gulf city of Dubai.

    Steamy Text Messages Lands Couple In Dubai JAIL

  • DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai made nearly $1 million on a Dubai property deal financed with money from Kabul Bank, according to a person familiar with the transaction and a property sales registry.

    Karzai's brother financed Dubai property purchases through embattled Kabul Bank

  • DUBAI — The chairman of the Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee said Sunday he was confident the emirate would achieve similar results in the restructuring of Dubai Holding, the conglomerate owned by Dubai ' s ruler, as it did with Dubai World, and would continue to diversify its funding sources.

    Emirate Confident on Dubai Holding Debt Restructure


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