UAE Risk Management Report - Emirates: Dubai seeks to restore its confident image

Issue 938 - 10 Jan 2013
At the top of each emirate are the courts of the rulers, and of the crown princes. In practice, only the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai make unilateral decisions and put out emiri decrees, with most of the smaller emirates using legislation crafted at federation level. Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah all have executive councils, although Dubai’s is relatively informal. Abu Dhabi and Sharjah also have national consultative councils, whose usefulness (like the federal consultative council) has been questioned.

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