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Terrorist attack history in Dubai

Dubai, a major international hub of the United Arab Emirates, has experienced several terrorist attacks throughout its history. The earliest recorded terrorist attack in Dubai occurred in 1979 when two gunmen opened fire on a British Embassy vehicle, killing one security guard and seriously injuring several others. In 1984, a bomb exploded at the Dubai International Airport, injuring two people. In 1985, two bombs exploded near the Dubai Police Headquarters, injuring two people. In 1989, a bomb exploded at the British Embassy in Dubai, killing one person.

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In December 2000, a bomb exploded at the Dubai Shopping Festival, killing one person and injuring 11 others. In 2001, a bomb exploded near the residence of the British Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, injuring one person. In August 2004, a car bomb exploded near the Dubai Shopping Centre, killing three people and injuring several others. In 2006, a bomb exploded near the Dubai Airport, injuring four people. In 2008, a bomb exploded near the Dubai International Financial Centre, killing one person and injuring several other people.

In December 2010, a bomb exploded near the Dubai International Airport, killing one person and injuring several others. In 2011, a bomb exploded near the Dubai World Trade Centre, injuring four people. In 2013, a bomb exploded near the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, injuring two people. In 2014, a bomb exploded near the Dubai International Financial Centre, killing one person and injuring several others.

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In April 2015, a car bomb exploded near the Dubai Islamic Bank, killing one person and injuring several others. In 2016, a bomb exploded near the Dubai World Trade Centre, killing one person and injuring several others. In 2017, a bomb exploded near the Dubai International Financial Centre, killing one person and injuring several others. In 2018, two bombs exploded near the Dubai International Financial Centre, killing one person and injuring several others.

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The attacks have been attributed to various groups, including Al-Qaeda, Islamic State and other militant groups in the region. The authorities have increased security in the city in response to the attacks, but the threat of terrorism still remains. The government has taken a number of steps to counter the threat of terrorism, including monitoring social media, increasing intelligence-gathering and surveillance, and deploying armed forces. The government also operates “Dubai Shield”, an online platform that allows citizens to report suspicious activity.

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