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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Travel agencies open bookings for India-UAE charter flights amid uncertainty, hopes

Gulf News 09 Jul 2020
Several travel agencies in the UAE and India have opened ticket bookings for charter flights from India to the UAE even as uncertainty and hopes continue on return of thousands of Indian expats stuck back home ... Some travel agencies based in the UAE have made group bookings under single PNR numbers as well....
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UAE mission to Mars ready for lift off

The National 09 Jul 2020
Sarah Al Amiri, President of the UAE Space Agency and deputy project manager of the Emirates Mars Mission, ... Sarah Al Amiri, who was recently made the President of the UAE Space Agency and is the deputy project manager of the Emirates Mars Mission, provided a mission status update during a virtual media briefing on Thursday....
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Middle Eastern rivals take fight to Jerusalem

Korea Times 09 Jul 2020
As if to underline that, WAM, the official UAE news agency, confirmed in recent days in a rare public acknowledgment that an Abu Dhabi technology company had signed a memorandum of understanding with two Israeli defense companies, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), on cooperation in coronavirus-related research....
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Virus projects renew questions about UAE’s mass surveillance

Federal News Radio 09 Jul 2020
Experts believe the UAE has one of the highest per-capita concentrations of surveillance cameras in the world ... DarkMatter’s hiring of former CIA and National Security Agency analysts has raised concerns, especially as the UAE has harassed and imprisoned human rights activists....
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Virus projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

Odessa American 09 Jul 2020
Experts believe the UAE has one of the highest per-capita concentrations of surveillance cameras in the world ... DarkMatter's hiring of former CIA and National Security Agency analysts has raised concerns, especially as the UAE has harassed and imprisoned human rights activists ... Many of the cameras and thermal scanners used by the UAE come from China....
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UAE registers 445 new virus cases; 568 recoveries

Gulf Daily News 09 Jul 2020
In a statement carried by the UAE news agency (WAM), the ministry said that one patient who ......
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COVID-19: How to get a payment holiday from your mortgage

Gulf News 09 Jul 2020
Natasha Hatherall-Shawe, a British expatriate in Dubai who owns a marketing, PR and events agency, is among several UAE residents who has opted for a payment holiday to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on her finances ... Coronavirus – UAE ... Value of support scheme announced for UAE banks ... UAE....
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UAE export agencies to host major international forum to drive FDI

The National 08 Jul 2020
... the global lockdown,” the agencies said in a statement on Wednesday ... The funding programme allows Adex to provide loans to qualified foreign buyers through payments made directly from the agency to UAE exporters, thereby lowering their risk of delayed payments or non-payment....
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New law to protect Abu Dhabi environment from grazing camels

The National 08 Jul 2020
Last year, the agency said the rising popularity of camel ownership across the UAE risked wiping out rare desert plant life ... “The camel is part of our tradition and culture in the UAE, so we have a lot of interest in owning camels,” said Ahmed Al Hashmi, acting executive director for biodiversity at the agency, which published the report last June....
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New law to protect Abu Dhabi desert from grazing camels

The National 08 Jul 2020
Last year, the agency said the rising popularity of camel ownership across the UAE risked wiping out rare desert plant life ... “The camel is part of our tradition and culture in the UAE, so we have a lot of interest in owning camels,” said Ahmed Al Hashmi, acting executive director for biodiversity at the agency, which published the report last June....
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Nuggets of Key Information: Everything You Wanted to Know about Kerala Gold Smuggling Row

Yahoo Daily News 08 Jul 2020
The seizure of gold worth Rs 15 crore, addressed to the UAE consulate in Kerala, is the biggest of its kind in the state ... According to the customs, Swapna Suresh and Sarith Kumar, two former staff members of the UAE consulate in Thiruvananthapuram are behind this ... Then the UAE consular agent was called to open the bag which was addressed to his wife....
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UAE's $200m Hope Mars Mission takes significant step closer to lift-off

Arabian Business 08 Jul 2020
"All testing and checks leading to the full launch and mission-readiness are currently being carried out," read a joint statement by UAE Space Agency and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) ... The Hope Probe is set for lift-off on July 15 at 00.51.27 UAE time from the Tanegashima Space Centre, in Japan....
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Kerala's 'gold' girl Swapna Suresh had a long stint in the UAE

Gulf News 08 Jul 2020
The one-time UAE resident and “IT consultant” working with the Kerala government is on the “run”, and with some of the leading investigative agencies in India on her heels ... UAE Embassy in Delhi launches investigation into Kerala gold smuggling attempt Involved in gold smuggling, high-profile IT consultant creates political storm in Kerala....

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