There are 34 Indian curriculum schools in the emirate,[268] most of which offer the CBSE, and just a handful the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Indian syllabus. Dubai's oil reserves have diminished significantly and are expected to be exhausted in 20 years. The idea that Dubai is an oasis of freedom on the Arabian peninsular is one of the great lies of our time. "[88] As of 2020, the federal public prosecution has clarified that "it is an offense when at least three public employees collectively leave work or one of the duties to achieve an unlawful purpose. I wish I'd listened to my own advice. [130] Non-Muslim religious groups are also permitted to advertise group functions openly and distribute various religious literature. [citation needed], The above dress code is never compulsory and many people wear western or other eastern clothing without any problems; but prohibitions on wearing "indecent clothing" or revealing too much skin are aspects of the UAE to which Dubai's visitors are expected to conform, and are encoded in Dubai's criminal law. [93], On 3 September 2020, The Guardian reported that hundreds of thousands of migrant workers lost their jobs and were left stranded in Dubai, due to oil price crash and COVID-19. A flotilla of small boats from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Umm al-Quwain picked up survivors, but 238 of the 819 persons on board were lost in the disaster. There are no ifs, ands and buts. He was also involved in the 2015 Nedumbassery gold smuggling case, where 1,500 kg of gold was smuggled in two years. Many were trapped in desperate situations in crowded labour camps with no salary or any other financial source. [99], As per Gulf News, Dubai Police stated that the crime in Dubai is reduced by fifteen percent during 2017. Ethiopia’s Road to Dictatorship. [150] Dubai is also an international financial centre (IFC) and has been ranked 37th within the top 50 global financial cities as surveyed by the MasterCard Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index (2007),[151] and 1st within the Middle East. [216] In addition to being an important passenger traffic hub, the airport is the sixth-busiest cargo airport in world, handling 2.37 million tons of cargo in 2014. [231][232][233] Annual entertainment events such as the Dubai Shopping Festival[234] (DSF) and Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) attract over 4 million visitors from across the region and generate revenues in excess of $2.7 billion. 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