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Which country is Dubai in?

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Dubai is a port city in the United Arab Emirates. It has been part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 1971 and is the largest city in that federation.

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As one of the seven political territories, called "emirates," within the UAE, Dubai is the most populous and economically vibrant. Its $37-billion economy is based on trade, real estate deals and large-scale construction projects. Petroleum and oil sales account for surprisingly little of the overall economy, only about 6 percent. Dubai's location on the Persian Gulf and its proximity to India make the city an important port of call for global traders.

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