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 safest country in the world to live in amid Omicron threat

The Siasat Daily 01 Dec 2021
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranked number 1 in Bloomberg’s COVID Resilience Ranking, proving once more its mettle in ensuring the safety of its residents and managing crises, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Tuesday ... UAE has emerged as ... What are the UAE travel rules?....
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50th National Day celebrates five decades of achievements: WAM Director-General

Urdu Point 01 Dec 2021
ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 01st Dec, 2021) Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director-General of the Emirates news Agency (WAM), said the 50th National Day of the UAE has profound significance, in light of the vision of the country’s leadership to build the Union under one flag....
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Human rights study shows increasing violations of freedom of online expression in Gulf Nations

The Daily Californian 01 Dec 2021
These countries include Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the United Arab Emirates, or UAE ... For example, Steele detailed how a former National Security Agency employee aided in setting up the surveillance used to target HRDs in the UAE....
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UAE - Challenges never deterred us from pursuing our path, says Mohammed bin Rashid

MENA FN 01 Dec 2021
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 1st December 2021 (WAM) - Challenges never deterred the people of the UAE from pursuing their own path, said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ... ....
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The UAE's adaptive relationship with the Taliban

The New Arab 30 Nov 2021
In recent weeks, UAE officials have held a series of discussions with the group to discuss operating Kabul’s airport, which connects the country to the world, foreign Gulf-based diplomats told Reuters ... The UAE has played a largely ambiguous role in Afghanistan ... The UAE has largely taken a shrewd approach to relations with the Taliban....
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Sheikh Mohamed, Erdogan meeting marks ‘new dawn’ for UAE-Turkey future: envoy

Urdu Point 29 Nov 2021
... the bilateral relations, a top Turkish diplomat told Emirates news Agency (WAM) ... The visits of the Turkish Investment Agency and the Finance Office of the Turkish Presidency to the UAE, which preceded the abovementioned meetings, have also been fruitful," the ambassador explained....
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UAE general accused of torture elected Interpol president

Business Ghana 29 Nov 2021
A general from the United Arab Emirates who has been accused of complicity in torture has been elected as president of the global police agency Interpol. Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi, inspector general of the UAE's interior ministry, will serve a four-year term in the part-time and unpaid role....
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Etihad Credit Insurance inks agreement with Greece’s Export Credit Insurance Organisation

Urdu Point 29 Nov 2021
This agreement follows the recent UAE-Greece high-level diplomatic meetings between H.H ... "We are pleased to forge this new alliance with the export credit agency of Greece, which will be instrumental for the growth and increased competitiveness of UAE exporters....
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Turkey’s Erdogan says he will visit UAE in February

The Associated Press 29 Nov 2021
Erdogan and the crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who’s seen as the facto leader and the force behind the UAE’s foreign policy posture, oversaw the signing of nearly a dozen cooperation deals during the visit, while a top Emirati official said the UAE has earmarked $10 billion for investment in Turkey....
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Turkey's Erdogan says he will visit UAE in February

Seattle PI 29 Nov 2021
Erdogan and the crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who’s seen as the facto leader and the force behind the UAE’s foreign policy posture, oversaw the signing of nearly a dozen cooperation deals during the visit, while a top Emirati official said the UAE has earmarked $10 billion for investment in Turkey....
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Turkish President to pay return visit to UAE in February

Middle East Monitor 29 Nov 2021
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he will pay a return visit to the UAE in February with a large delegation, Anadolu News Agency reports....
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Omicron: WHO unsure about transmissibility of new variant; Global Covid caseload tops 261.46 mn;

International Business Times 29 Nov 2021
It's also not yet clear whether Omicron causes more severe disease, but preliminary data suggests that there are increasing rates of hospitalisation in South Africa, which however may be due to the increasing overall number of people becoming infected, Xinhua news agency reported....
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WAM produces documentary entitled '1971' to celebrate UAE's 50th National Day

Urdu Point 29 Nov 2021
ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 29th Nov, 2021) The Emirates news Agency (WAM) has announced the production of a documentary entitled "1971", coinciding with the celebrations of UAE's 50th National Day....
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