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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When Shaikh Zayed, Father of the UAE, met the Apollo astronauts in Abu Dhabi

Gulf News 17 Jul 2019
In May 2015, Dr Al-Baz congratulated the country’s current Rulers by video link at the official launch of the UAE Space Agency.  ... The UAE was federated on December 2, 1971 ... Today, the UAE’s space programme is already a reality ... The UAE Space Agency has already set up six space research centres at universities and institutes across the UAE....
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One manned flight to go before the first Emirati astronaut lifts off

The National 17 Jul 2019
Military pilot Hazza Al Mansouri is set to become the first UAE astronaut this September, while scientist Sultan Al Neyadi has been selected as backup for the mission ... UAE astronauts are fitted for seats on board Soyuz rocket ... Last year, the UAE Space Agency signed an agreement to co-operate with Nasa for space exploration and human space flight....
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40kg baggage allowance to UAE: Air India issues clarification

Khaleej Times 17 Jul 2019
Refuting report by news agency Press Trust of India that passengers traveling to the UAE by Air India can carry 40 kg of check-in luggage, the airline's spokesperson said the offer is valid only on recently launched service from Dubai to Indore in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh....
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NIA arrests unearth ISIS plan to foment trouble across TN

The Times of India 17 Jul 2019
A day after 14 Islamic radicals were deported from the UAE, statements recorded by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Tamil Nadu police revealed plans to foment trouble in Tamil Nadu through terror modules/activities ... One of the arrested had been employed in a UAE firm for 32 years,” an official told TOI....
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Sharjah school pupils to be trained to spot 'fake news'

The National 17 Jul 2019
“A number of schools have expressed keen interest in the SPC-CNN training initiative and sent in requests for training their students,” said Asma Al Juwaid, manager of the SPC, according to a report issued by UAE state news agency Wam ... Facebook takes action after 'thousands tricked' by scam targeting UAE....
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The Debt Panel: 'A UAE bank is chasing me for a liability from 1997. Do debts expire?'

The National 16 Jul 2019
I was recently contacted by a debt collection agency by phone on behalf of a bank in the UAE ... I left the UAE in November 1997 after a stint there working for a trading company ... When the call came through from the collection agency, I felt the caller was not representing the bank and was just attempting to extract money....
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UAE contribution helps assist nearly 133,000 Rohingya refugees in emergency nutrition programme

Gulf News 16 Jul 2019
UAE’s contribution to assist more than 133,000 Rohingya refugees hailed by the UN Refugees Agency as the UNHCR concluded its emergency nutrition project in Bangladesh ... disasters, whether through direct response or in partnership with international organizations and UN agencies....
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14 deported from UAE for terror links were under watch

The Hindu 16 Jul 2019
The 14 persons deported from the UAE for alleged terror links were under the watch of the central security agencies for the last few months, a senior government official said ... They were apprehended by the UAE authorities on the request ......
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Missing oil tanker in Hormuz Strait not belong to UAE: official

China.dot.org 16 Jul 2019
... tanker MT RIAH, which was reported to have disappeared, does not belong to the UAE, the official WAM news agency reported....
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Sheikh Khalifa confers Order of Independence on two ambassadors

The National 16 Jul 2019
respective countries and the UAE, in a variety of fields, during their tenures ... Mr Husain and Mr Polemitis thanked the UAE government departments for supporting them in their missions, reported state news agency Wam....
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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, July 16

China.dot.org 16 Jul 2019
(Turkey-EU-Cyprus). - - - - ... (Israel-Gaza-Helicopter). - - - - ... DUBAI -- A United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Tuesday that the oil tanker MT RIAH, which was reported to have disappeared, does not belong to the UAE, the official WAM news agency reported. "The tanker in question is neither owned nor operated by the UAE ... (UAE-Tanker) Enditem. ....
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Dubai community bans plastic bottles from restaurants and cafes

The National 16 Jul 2019
A survey carried out by the Ministry of Climate Change and the Environmental Agency this year found that 98 per cent of the population believed urgent action was required to tackle single-use plastic consumption. The average UAE resident uses 1,182 plastic bags alone per year, according to the Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi....
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Dubai Tourism exempts visa fees for visitors under 18

The Siasat Daily 16 Jul 2019
Dubai [UAE] ... “This UAE-wide initiative offers great savings for families looking to enjoy Dubai’s host of ... The initiative is applicable to the tourists of all nationalities, albeit it must be applied for in advance via UAE National Carriers or licensed Travel Agencies....

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