United Arab Emirates

Coordinates: 24°N 54°E / 24°N 54°E / 24; 54

The United Arab Emirates i/juːˌntd ˌærəb ˈɛmɪrts/ (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. In 2013, the UAE's total population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.

Established in December 1971, the country is a federation of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. Islam is the official religion of the UAE, and Arabic is the official language, although English is widely used.

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Etihad continues to operate special passenger flights

Gulf Daily News 05 Apr 2020
... UAE due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the opportunity to fly home ... Once approved, these flights will be available for booking through etihad.com, the mobile app, by calling the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666 (UAE), or through a local or online travel agency....
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UAE altering demographics of Yemen’s Tai’zz to dislodge fmr. pro-Saudi govt.: Former official

Press TV 04 Apr 2020
“Forces affiliated to the UAE have rented certain homes in the coastal areas of Tai’zz and are financially supporting certain individuals who seek to overthrow the [Saudi-installed] government,” Ali al-Moamari was cited by Al-Jazeera as saying on Friday ... UAE sends 100 separatists to strategic Socotra Island....
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LIVE: Mideast reports growing cases of coronavirus as more containment measures announced

Arab News 04 Apr 2020
DUBAI. Countries in the Middle East continue to report more infections of COVID-19, as governments launch different programs to curb its spread ... 08.45 – The UAE’s National Sterilization Program will be extended across the UAE, state news agency WAM reported on Friday citing the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior .......
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UAE playing key role in supporting global, regional demining efforts

MENA FN 04 Apr 2020
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 3rd April, 2020 (WAM) -- The UAE has played a key role in supporting global and regional demining eff... ....
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Coronavirus: Philippine Embassy to send stranded Filipino seafarers back

Gulf News 03 Apr 2020
This comes after authorities announced the opening of temporary flights to evacuate people to their home countries from the UAE ... We are coordinating with UAE authorities for them to be allowed to disembark and take chartered flights being arranged for them by their employers through local manning agencies,” he added....
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UAE passenger, transit flights suspension still in effect: General Civil Aviation Authority

Arab News 03 Apr 2020
The suspension of all passenger and transit flights in the UAE are still in effect, as part of the country’s efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus, state news agency WAM reported on Thursday citing the General Civil Aviation Authority....
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LIVE: Middle East remains on high alert as coronavirus cases top a million worldwide

Arab News 03 Apr 2020
UAE nationals currently stranded overseas can contact their closest UAE embassy for assistance ... 06.01 – The suspension of all passenger and transit flights in the UAE are still in effect, as part of the country’s efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus, state news agency WAM reported citing the General Civil Aviation Authority....
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UAE bans private tutoring amid covid-19 restrictiions

Arabian Business 02 Apr 2020
The UAE’s ... In a statement carried by the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency, the MoE said that it has banned “all forms of remedial tutoring offered to students at private entities, residences and educational institutions.”....
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Emirates plans to resume flights in phases from May 1 - sources

Canada Dot Com 02 Apr 2020
The country’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said specific flights were being granted permission so foreigners could leave the UAE but that the suspension on regular passenger services, such as transit, remained in place, state news agency WAM reported....
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Nakheel launches disinfection programme across 647 properties

Arabian Business 02 Apr 2020
In a statement carried by the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency, Nakheel said that the programme – which will continue through April 12 – will cover all buildings covered by Nakheel Strata and all apartment blocks under Nakheel’s residential leasing division ... Digital magazine ... ....
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Coronavirus: Emirates airline to resume 'limited' passenger flights

Arabian Business 02 Apr 2020
From 06 April, these flights will initially carry travellers outbound from the UAE ... According to the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency, the move to inject liquidity to the company is a reflection of “its strategic importance to the Dubai and UAE economy, and the airline’s key role in positioning the emirate as a major international aviation hub”....
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Survey reveals UAE thoughts on coronavirus

Arabian Business 01 Apr 2020
Ten percent of people who took part in a recent study in the UAE by research agency Kantar, believed that eating excessive non-vegetarian food could cause Covid-19 ...It’s quite encouraging to see that UAE residents are well-aware of the dos and don’ts of Covid-19....
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UAE registers 53 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death: MoHAP

MENA FN 01 Apr 2020
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 31st March, 2020 (WAM) - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced on Tuesday, 53 n... ....
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