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How does Dubai get its money?

I have seen many claims that Dubai has no income tax. Yet, since the Government of Dubai clearly does spend lots of money, how does money flow to the Government of Dubai?
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Why do KSA and UAE put billions of reserve money into Pakistan's bank but China doesn't?

Recently, the KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) agreed to inject $3 billion into Pakistan's state bank. This is the second time KSA is doing so. In the past, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) also did the ...
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Why was the Israeli peace delegation to the UAE flown on an aircraft named after the site of a village from which Palestinians were evicted?

On August 31st, 2020, El Al flight 971 took off from Tel Aviv bound for Abu Dhabi. This picture of the aircraft used for the flight was widely circulated on social media: What struck me as odd is the ...
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What has Israel gained with the official diplomatic relations with UAE in the strategic defense area?

I know that politically and diplomatically Israel gained a lot with the UAE's new move toward normalizing the relations. What has Israel gained in the strategic defense area?
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Why has President Erdoğan threatened UAE when Turkey itself has diplomatic relations with Israel?

Turkey may recall ambassador in UAE, suspend diplomatic ties, Erdoğan says Why has President Erdoğan threatened the UAE when Turkey itself has diplomatic relations with Israel?
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Are GCC countries dependent on India in any way?

In the past, India was the largest source of revenue in Gulf countries in the form of pilgrimage. When oil was discovered, they turned the table. Millions of Indians migrated to GCC countries, and ...
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Why has the UAE chosen Japan for launching its Mars space probe?

The UAE's Mars space probe was launched from Japan in July 2020. Why has the UAE chosen, specifically, Japan for launching its Mars space probe? There are many governments and private companies around ...
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How can an UK judge rule over Dubai's Chief of State?

As I understand it, Princess Haya is moving legal action in the UK against her husband, the vice-president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. As he is a chief of ...
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Who pays for treatment and living expenses of former Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf?

Politics aside, I see news that former Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is in Dubai for few years, I am wondering who pays for his hospital and his family stay?
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Does Al Arabiya have a presence in the US? And if so, was there any effort to list them a a foreign agent?

Related to my question on Al Jazeera, does its UAE-based competitor Al Arabiya have a presence in the US? And if it does, have there been any efforts, e.g. Congressional opinions on having them ...
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What is the motivation behind Saudi and the UAE's spending on arms?

In terms of money spent, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the world's 2nd and 3rd top buyers of weapons, respectively. The top buyer India's spending seems justified given India's size and rivalry with ...
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Why was the Burj Khalifa lit up in the colors of the Indian Flag on India Republic Day

I want to know the political reason why was it done so? Indians, especially the government in power, follow Hindu ideology. Why would a Muslim country do that? Does it have anything to do with the ...
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