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Former good articleDubai was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
March 27, 2006Good article nomineeNot listed
May 31, 2006Good article nomineeNot listed
April 23, 2010Good article nomineeListed
April 26, 2010Featured article candidateNot promoted
May 7, 2010Good article reassessmentKept
November 25, 2016Peer reviewReviewed
January 8, 2017Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article
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The pronounciation part in the first sentence says "doo-BY". I think it should be changed to "doo-BYE" because with the current one people may pronounce it as "doobie". I tried changing it but it just changed back automatically. Aitch & Aitch Aitch (talk) 18:01, 21 January 2018 (UTC)


I notice there is only one pronunciation listed on this article but I hear the first letter pronounced as a J sound a lot more than a D sound. I imagine that a D sound is a lot more common in North America, but the J sound is a very common, if not the most common pronunciation in the British Isles, Australia and New Zealand and I believe it should be listed. lists the pronunciation as /d(j)uːˈbʌɪ/ Bobbbcat (talk) 07:32, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 May 2018[edit]

Please change the description of the Picture "Typical Bastakiya street in Deira" - to "Typical Bastakiya street in Bur Dubai" as Bastakiya is in Bur Dubai.

[[File:Typical Bastakiya buildings - panoramio.jpg|thumb|Typical Bastakiya street in [[Deira, Dubai|Deira]]]] should be: [[File:Typical Bastakiya buildings - panoramio.jpg|thumb|Typical Bastakiya street in [[Bur Duabi|Bur Dubai]]]]

Proof: Meta-Tags of the Image show that is was taken in Bur Dubai. Shine (talk) 19:12, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: The location data is not consistent. One metatag gives a set of coordinates that Google Maps locates in Bur Dubai and the other says and another gives a set of coordinates that Google Maps locates in Al Souq Al Kabeer. Since the original file is no longer available, the location given in teh original description will have to suffice for now. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 16:00, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

It's definitely in Bur Dubai. Souq al Kabeer is on the Bur Dubai side as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:08, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 June 2018[edit]

Dubai is not the largest city. Sharjah is the largest emirate in the UAE. (talk) 05:36, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Largest in what? Population? Area? Please clarify.  spintendo  06:29, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Unreliable Sources[edit]

What sources are unreliable on the page? The tag's hardly helpful... Alexandermcnabb (talk) 08:46, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

It was added by Saqib it looks like. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 16:53, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

I can't see a reason for the tag and the editor didn't explain it here as per WP:TC, so I'm removing it. If there's a reason for it, feel free to explain/replace though! Alexandermcnabb (talk) 07:01, 18 July 2018 (UTC)