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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Five things to do at Expo's Space Week, from meeting astronauts to touching a Moon rock

The National 16 Oct 2021
From Sunday, October 17 to Saturday, October 23, astronauts from Nasa, the UAE, Italy and Japan will meet visitors and field questions about life in space ... On October 19, Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency, will address the Space Business Forum....

UAE strengthens its partnership with FAO at Expo 2020 Dubai on World Food Day

MENA FN 16 Oct 2021
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 16th October, 2021 (WAM) -- The UAE has strengthened its strategic partnership with the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through ... ....

Explore Earth and beyond during Expo 2020 Dubai’s Space Week

Gulf News 15 Oct 2021
Sarah Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Chair of the UAE Space Agency said ... Also on 23 October, space travel and sustainability of the space environment will be discussed at Protecting the Great Unknown, to held at The Nexus for People & Planet in association with the UAE Space Agency and co-curated with Slovenia....

UAE wins membership on UN Human Rights Council for third time

Gulf Daily News 15 Oct 2021
This victory is the culmination of the UAE's tireless efforts to strengthen human rights and freedoms and affirms the importance it places on human rights in achieving sustainable development on the regional and international levels, UAE news agency WAM reports....

Brazil’s Paraná state emulates UAE to be a logistics hub: Governor

Urdu Point 15 Oct 2021
By Binsal Abdulkader ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 15th Oct, 2021) Paraná state of Brazil, the fourth largest economy in the country with over a million population, is emulating the United Arab Emirates to become a logistics hub, the state’s governor told Emirates news Agency (WAM) ... "This is my second visit to the UAE....

Asteroid outpost seen as first step to being “a better space-faring species”

Daily Camera 15 Oct 2021
Previously, a UAE team of 200 along with 150 U.S. researchers, based at CU-Boulder labs, built and designed UAE’s ... UAE hopes the project with CU will help their push to create a vibrant private sector around space science, Sarah Al-Amiri, chair of the UAE Space Agency, said....

Local Press: For Arab youth, the UAE embodies hope

MENA FN 15 Oct 2021
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 15th October, 2021 (WAM) -- A UAE daily has said that a key finding of the 13th edition of the Arab Youth Survey is the optimism in the future ... ....

Goal of new UAE-based creative agency to prove role, value of empathy to balance humanism ...

Arab News 15 Oct 2021
FREEDM is a new UAE-based creative agency that was launched last month ... The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has made many mental health issues worse inspiring Nicklin to combine the learnings of the global health crisis, her past work experiences, and research on empathy, to create a new kind of agency....

Expo 2020 Dubai to host 'Space Week' from Oct 17

Khaleej Times 14 Oct 2021
Being held in association with the UAE Space Agency and Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), the event will run from October 17 to 23 ... Sarah Al Amiri, UAE's Minister of ... On October 23, space travel and sustainability will be discussed in association with the UAE Space Agency....

Want to visit the Expo 2020 Dubai? Here are all your visa options

Gulf News 14 Oct 2021
While citizens of some countries have the option for a visa on arrival, you may need to apply for a visa before you enter the UAE in some other situations ... Tourist visas through agencies and hotels ... You can also contact travel agencies in your country for any tourist packages available to the UAE in collaboration with a local tour operator....

As UAE economic recovery speeds up, how will my money stack up?

Gulf News 14 Oct 2021
These latest official projections from government agencies and also independent sources such as the IHS Markit and the Institute of International Finance (IIF), which is a grouping of banks and financial institutions worldwide, show that the UAE has rapidly made its return to a resurgent growth trajectory....

Investments in space industries witness renewed momentum with announcement of the UAE's new space project

Urdu Point 14 Oct 2021
Sarah bint Youssef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology and President of the UAE Space Agency, said that the UAE mission to explore Venus and the Asteroid Belt is a milestone in the UAE space sector ... This will consolidate the UAE’s position as a destination for promising emerging projects in space technologies....