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How does Dubai get its money?

The other answers discuss taxation in the UAE but omit the elephant in the room. The UAE is a collection of monarchies (that's what "United Arab Emirates" literally means). The monarchs ...
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How does Dubai get its money?

Dubai isn't a country but I am guessing that you are talking about the UAE. The UAE has a couple of taxes which generally tax Companies. It also uses a fee system, which means whenever you want ...
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How does Dubai get its money?

I have seen many claims that Dubai has no income tax ... This is not quite true (emboldening added). See, Taxation in the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven ...
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How can an UK judge rule over Dubai's Chief of State?

Sheikh Mohammed sued his wife for custody of his children, while both she and the children were in the UK. Naturally, the UK has jurisdiction. Princess Haya made various allegations in response (...
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Why was the Burj Khalifa lit up in the colors of the Indian Flag on India Republic Day

India and the UAE have close political and economic ties. According to this, wiki, the UAE was responsible for 11.5% of India's exports in 2015. Due to their close ties displays of friendship like ...
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What has the UAE gained by establishing diplomatic relations with Israel?

Apparently UAE and Israel have signed a free trade agreement. Don't ask me how much this is worth, but it definitely would not have been possible without establishing diplomatic relations first. ...
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How can an UK judge rule over Dubai's Chief of State?

The recent High Court judgement on the case in question can be found here, where it has decided that the fact finding judgement decided upon in December 2019 should be made public. In particular, it ...
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How does the UAE manage the Western cultural influence?

The video is basically an advert, both for the author's own business partners and for the United Arab Emirates. The UAE, and especially Dubai, welcome western foreigners both as tourists and to settle ...
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Why has President Erdoğan threatened UAE when Turkey itself has diplomatic relations with Israel?

As the article you link to in the question alludes to, Turkey's conflict with the UAE runs deep. Particularly notable is this bit: "Turkish officials have accused them of offering financial and ...
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Why was the Burj Khalifa lit up in the colors of the Indian Flag on India Republic Day

Other than what David has mentioned, there is also another reason which is responsible for increased efforts at strengthening bilateral relations between UAE and India. That reason is to annoy India'...
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What is the motivation behind Saudi and the UAE's spending on arms?

Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a proxy/cold war with Iran for decades. This Wikipedia article is a reasonable summary of an extremely complex situation, but the short version is that the anti-...
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Why has the UAE chosen Japan for launching its Mars space probe?

UAE's space policy is interesting. Since they are a nascent player in the space industry, they have decided on acquiring knowledge through economic and scientific collaboration. Towards this goal, ...
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Are GCC countries dependent on India in any way?

The Wikipedia article on "India–Saudi Arabia relations" describes the relationship as a fairly strong one. Relations between the two countries have strengthened considerably owing to ...
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Has the US said anything about the alleged UAE support for the RSF?

The issue has been brought up in White House press briefings, as well as State Department briefings. In all these occasions, the respondent has avoided specifically calling out the UAE, instead ...
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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?

I have no reason to believe it is anything but a coincidence. No one in Israel remembers what Arab village there was where Kiryat Gat is, or even that there was an Arab village there. That's ancient ...
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What has Israel gained with the official diplomatic relations with UAE in the strategic defense area?

As mentioned by "inappropriateCode" Israel-UAE relations have been going on under the table for quite some time. But what happened now? All of the US Allies in the Middle East consider the ...
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Why has the UAE chosen Japan for launching its Mars space probe?

Cooperation with Japan on this is not entirely coincidental (especially given their past history of launches from Japan--as detailed in another answer), but their space program, in particular the Mars ...
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Why has the UAE chosen Japan for launching its Mars space probe?

The UAE's relationship with Japan is mainly for exporting crude oil and natural gas and importing Cars and heavy mechanical parts, electronics and equipment. Not much apart from that. Maybe because of ...
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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?

(partial answer) Does Al Arabiya have a presence in the US? Yes, they appear to have a Washington bureau chief and they interviewed (short clip by the AP) the then just elected President Barrack ...
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What is the motivation behind Saudi and the UAE's spending on arms?

At least four factors seem worth mentioning here: Conflict with Iran, as explained by @pjc50. Close relationship with the United States, as explained by @user2501323 Oil money. Not that many ...
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