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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Abu Dhabi creates tourism company to promote the emirate

Arab News 22 Jun 2021
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has launched a new company to develop the UAE capital’s tourism sector, state news agency WAM has reported ... Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE's ... It comes as the UAE gradually eases travel restrictions for both incoming and outgoing travelers....

Took Covaxin shot? Can’t travel to UAE

The Times of India 22 Jun 2021
Almost two months after banning entry of passengers from India, the UAE on Saturday announced that it will allow Indians with residence visa to travel ... Rakesh Sharma, head of a travel agency, said, “Entry of Indians holding a valid resident card of the UAE is allowed subject to fulfilment of some conditions....

UAE sends 20 ambulances to support Palestinians in Gaza

The Siasat Daily 22 Jun 2021
“The UAE always seeks to support the humanitarian efforts to assist the Palestinian people under the current circumstances, which require everyone’s solidarity to enable them to overcome their harsh social conditions, through providing for their needs, especially for women and children,” state news agency Wam reported....

Dubai government agency first to approve job titles for remote work

Arab News 22 Jun 2021
Dubai Municipality has become the first government agency in the UAE to approve job titles for remote work, state news agency WAM has reported....

Du, DAFZA to launch UAE’s first blockchain-based NoC

Gulf News 22 Jun 2021
the telecom major du has partnered Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA) to bring together licensing processes for activities that require a no-objection certificate from other government agencies on a single blockchain-based platform. The partnership will use UAE's first ......

Moody's assigns debut rating to Abu Dhabi's ADQ

The National 22 Jun 2021
ADQ "consolidates some of Abu Dhabi's national champions" and is one of the primary public vehicles to implement the government's vision to reduce the local economy's reliance on oil revenues, as well as creating jobs for UAE nationals, the ratings agency said....

UAE, UK conclude initial programme to identify, tackle money laundering and terrorist financing

Urdu Point 21 Jun 2021
Representatives from UAE and UK law enforcement and supervisory agencies attended the meetings which were hosted by the UAE’s Executive Office of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing and included UK representatives from HMRC and The Special Operations Community Network (SOCNet)....

Qatar receives new Saudi ambassador as both states mend relations

Gulf News 21 Jun 2021
... state news agency QNA said. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain resolved in January to lift the boycott imposed in mid-2017 and restore political, trade and travel ties with Doha....

Saudi Arabia was Abu Dhabi’s biggest trading partner in 2020, data shows

Arab News 21 Jun 2021
Imports hit 11.47 billion dirhams, while exports and re-exports stood at around 33 billion dirhams between the pair, state news agency WAM reported, citing customs data. The UAE ......

Due to COVID, MidEast conflict-prone reputation hits construction sector

The Jerusalem Post 21 Jun 2021
The Emirati state-sponsored news agency WAM reports that the UAE has started its second round of coronavirus inoculations for 12,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan using the Sinopharm vaccine ... commercial travel with Istanbul, according to the state-sponsored news agency TASS....

Innovation & Expansion - Key for Healthcare Sector

Algeria Times 20 Jun 2021
Forte Healthcare is a leading healthcare consultancy agency based in the UAE, offering services such as strategic business consultancy, resource planning, operations management, and healthcare investment to name a few. The agency prioritises the wellbeing and health of the people ......

UAE merchants slip in extra charges for credit card deals

The National 19 Jun 2021
This is a common complaint voiced by many consumers in the UAE. While various regulatory agencies have cracked down on commercial establishments charging additional fees on credit card transactions, a definitive law banning all such establishments from doing so is yet to be introduced....