- an emirate in the NE United Arab Emirates, on the Persian Gulf.
- a seaport in and the capital of the emirate of Dubai.
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Examples from the Web for dubai
He started out with solo flights, but in this session over the desert outside Dubai he really pushes the envelope.Daredevil in a Jetpack Flies Alongside A Plane
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Shadman transferred millions to banks outside Afghanistan in 2013 to buy property to open a business in Dubai, according to Banes.Special Forces’ $77M ‘Hustler’ Hits Back
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Al Ghabban compared one of these sites, Tayma, in the northwest, to New York City, and another one, Thaj, to Dubai.When Saudi Arabia Ruled the World
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For example, Australian airline Quantas has teamed with Emirates to provide 14 daily nonstops between Australia and Dubai.
Another threat comes from the Gulf states, particularly Emirates based in Dubai.
- a sheikhdom in the NE United Arab Emirates, consisting principally of the port of Dubai, on the Persian Gulf: oilfields. Pop: 1 026 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for dubai
Gulf coast emirate, of uncertain origin.
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