United Arab Emirates

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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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Coronavirus in UAE: Health Minister says medicine stockpiles 'sufficient' in case of virus outbreak

Gulf News 12 Feb 2020
The UAE Health Minister has said the country has stocked sufficient medicines to deal with any outbreak of the virus ... UAE Health Minister says the country has enough medical supplies to deal with the Coronavirus Image Credit ... Agencies ... "All the cases detected in the UAE are so far stable ... Agencies ... Agencies....

Sao Paulo’s office in Dubai a ‘strategic decision’: Governor

Gulf News 12 Feb 2020
“It is our strategic position and a strategic decision,” Joao Doria told Emirates News Agency (WAM). “The reason we chose Dubai to open this office is because of the UAE’s importance in the Middle East and Africa region,” he said in an exclusive interview in Abu Dhabi....

UAE Press: MoE's plan to scrap homework to free up young minds to discover the world

MENA FN 12 Feb 2020
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 12th February, 2020 (WAM) -- A UAE newspaper has said that the Ministry of Education's plan to scrap ... ....

UAE reopens mail link with rival Qatar

The News International 11 Feb 2020
The United Arab Emirates has restored mail services with Qatar, the UN postal agency said, after severing them in 2017 as part of a regional campaign to isolate Doha. The UAE, along with its allies Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, cut all diplomatic, trade and transport ties with Qatar in June 2017 ... Only the UAE has so far agreed....

UAE's response to Australian bushfires disaster 'breathtaking', says ambassadoor

Arabian Business 11 Feb 2020
The Australian Ambassador to the UAE, Heidi Venamore, has described the UAE's response to the country's bushfires as "breathtaking" ... In comments published by state news agency WAM, she said. "The UAE has shown us the kind of help that is effective in helping many communities deal with the onslaught of the fires"....

UAE and UK ministers discuss co-operation on trade and security

The National 11 Feb 2020
The two met as part of the 19th UAE-UK Taskforce, reported state news agency Wam ... "Today’s 19th UAE-UK Taskforce meeting provided a forum to address a number of issues central to the enduring partnership shared by the UAE and UK,” Dr Gargash said in a statement ... UAE trade is a national security priority for US, says new envoy....

Dubai, São Paulo businesses to develop trade opportunities

Gulf Daily News 11 Feb 2020
He added that the UAE has surpassed Italy to become one of Sao Paulo’s top trading partners ... Al Ghurair described the Dubai Chamber-Invest São Paulo agreement and the inauguration of investment promotion agency’s new representative office in Dubai as important developments that will take UAE-Brazil economic ties to the next level....

UAE digital plans need local tech support

Gulf News 11 Feb 2020
A flurry of recent announcements has ushered the Middle East – and the UAE in particular – into the leading ranks of nations embracing industrial digitalization ... The UAE has various policies, together creating a framework for industrial modernization ... The UAE has various start-up ......

UAE condemns attack on Algerian army

MENA FN 11 Feb 2020
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 10th February, 2020 (WAM) -- The UAE has strongly condemned an attack on a unit of the Algerian People's National Army in an assaul... ....

8th case of coronavirus confirmed in UAE

Middle East Monitor 10 Feb 2020
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday announced another case of coronavirus, raising the number of confirmed cases to eight, according to the official Emirates News Agency (WAM)....

Indian expat found infected as UAE reports fresh coronavirus case

Gulf News 10 Feb 2020
An Indian national has been found to be infected with coronavirus in the latest case of virus infection in the UAE, Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced, tweeted official news agency WAM ... Of the reported cases of coronavirus in the UAE, one is in intensive care, all other cases are stable, it added....

Indian expat infected as UAE reports fresh coronavirus case

Gulf News 10 Feb 2020
... coronavirus in the latest case of virus infection in the UAE, official news agency WAM has tweeted....

DP World to finalise plans for new port, economic zone in Senegal

Arabian Business 10 Feb 2020
According to the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency, the project is designed to transform Dakar into a major logistics hub and gateway to west and north-west Africa ... For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily. ....