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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UAE wins bid to host World Conservation Congress of International Union for Conservation of Nature ...

Beijing News 03 Jun 2023
The UAE has won the bid to host the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2025 in Abu Dhabi. The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) submitted the bid on behalf of Abu Dhabi and the UAE government ... The agency's Managing ......

UAE launches Emirates Mission to the Asteroid Belt

The Jerusalem Post 03 Jun 2023
“It’s one of the two reddest objects in the asteroid belt, and scientists don’t really understand why it’s so red,” said Hoor Al-Maazmi, a space science researcher at the UAE space agency to Al-Arabiya ... revealed,” the UAE Space Agency tweeted....

UAE private companies invited to take part in Emirates Mission to the Asteroid Belt

Khaleejtimes 02 Jun 2023
The UAE Space Agency made the invitation at the recently-concluded ‘Make it in the Emirates’ Forum in Abu Dhabi ... part in the UAE's space sector and missions, and help drive the growth of this sector,” said Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi, director general of the UAE Space Agency....

Abu Dhabi wins bid to host global conservation congress

The National 02 Jun 2023
The UAE's bid was submitted by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi and the event will be held in October 2025, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ... environment agency said on Friday.Read More. UAE's Razan Al Mubarak says nature can be key ally in climate change fight....

Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi to use protein samples shipped from UAE in major space experiment

Gulf News 02 Jun 2023
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, the space agency behind the UAE Astronaut Programme, has shared an image of Al Neyadi setting up the hardware for the Monoclonal Antibodies Protein Crystal Growth-2 experiment on the ISS ... The experiment on the ISS will be conducted in cooperation with the Japanese Space Agency, JAXA....

Qatar launches media bureau to promote its vision

The New Arab 02 Jun 2023
Part of its role was to "prepare, evaluate and review the UAE's media narrative at home and abroad" and to "preserve and enhance the UAE's reputation", as well as "representing the UAE in the regional and international media", the official Emirati news agency WAM said at the time....

UAE targets $160 billion investment in new economy

The Eastern Herald 02 Jun 2023
He explained, in a statement to the Emirates News Agency during the “Make in the UAE” forum, that the UAE was able to register record growth rates in the year 2022, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) having increased by 7.6%, which is one of the highest economic growth rates in the world....

Abu Dhabi's FAB to provide financing solutions worth $1.36 billion to investors

Reuters 02 Jun 2023
... Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) will provide financing solutions worth five billion dirhams ($1.36 billion) to local and foreign investors in the industrial and advanced technology sector, UAE state News agency WAM said on Thursday....

UAE Space Agency Invites Local Startups And Research Centres To Join Historic Asteroid Exploration Mission

MENA FN 02 Jun 2023
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 2nd June, 2023 (WAM) -- The UAE Space Agency announced the first batch of opportunities for startups, private companies, and research centres in the ... ....

UAE Leaves US-Led Maritime Coalition Due to Inefficiency - Foreign Ministry

Urdu Point 01 Jun 2023
"As a result of our ongoing evaluation of effective security cooperation with all partners, two months ago, the UAE withdrew its participation in the Combined Maritime Forces," the UAE Foreign Ministry was quoted as saying by Emirates state news agency WAM....

UAE begins corporate tax roll-out amid diversification push

Reuters 01 Jun 2023
The UAE does not levy personal income taxes ... S&P ratings agency estimates the tax could add 1.5%-1.8% of gross domestic product from 2025 to the annual revenues of the UAE's seven emirates based on the VAT model, which gives 70% of receipts to the collecting emirate and the rest to the federal government....

ADGM launches report to help mitigate money laundering and terrorism financing risks

The National 01 Jun 2023
The findings of the inaugural Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment of ADGM Legal Persons and Arrangements report also help align the onshore financial centre with the UAE's national risk assessment endeavours, the ADGM said in a statement on Thursday....

Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy organises ‘Innovate for Sustainable World’ hackathon

Urdu Point 01 Jun 2023
This project supports the UAE Government's endeavour to accelerate the achievements of the supportive force for the global environmental ... The hackathon was organised by the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy in collaboration with Bolt Consultancy a UAE-based event management agency....

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