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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Postpone remittances? Pakistani rupee value to rise in October, Philippine peso to stay strong

Gulf News 02 Oct 2023
Remittances from the UAE were seeing an uptick as several, particularly South Asian currencies, lost a bit of momentum and recorded remittance-beneficial rates in the past few weeks ... While the Indian rupee and the Philippine peso are expected to stay steady against the UAE dirham, the Pakistan rupee is seen strengthening in the weeks to come....

Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy surges 12.3% in Q2 to $42bn: SCAD

Arab News 02 Oct 2023
Trevor Cullinan, a sovereign ratings analyst at the agency, pointed to the impressive expansion of the UAE’s non-oil sector, citing significant strides in services and industrial domains, reported the Emirates News Agency ... The rating agency also reported that the employment growth ......

Spurred by strong liquidity, UAE banks outperform GCC peers

Khaleejtimes 02 Oct 2023
Analysts at the rating agency said UAE banks’ profitability has improved significantly, in contrast to that of Saudi and Qatari banks ... Alvarez & Marsal said in its Banking Pulse report that strong capitalisation, and robust performance of UAE tourism and real estate sectors leave banks in the UAE well placed to weather any macroeconomic challenge....

UAE’s Hope Probe team wins ‘2023 Laurels for Team Achievement Award’ for new Mars findings

Gulf News 02 Oct 2023
UAE Space Agency Chairperson Sarah Al Amiri, who is also the Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, said ... This team, together with scientists from the US, Europe and the UAE was managed as a single, integrated team to deliver an interplanetary mission with a revolutionary approach to mission design, management and execution....

Generation Start-up: How Shaffra is helping companies enter the metaverse affordably

The National 02 Oct 2023
That is the message that Shaffra, a metaverse-as-a-service platform, has been trying to get across the UAE and the wider Gulf region. The start-up is focusing on how corporates and large entities such as government agencies can benefit from using the metaverse technology today ... Metaverse jobs on offer in UAE now....

Corporates in region increasingly keen to adopt sustainable solutions: AVEVA VP Sales

Urdu Point 02 Oct 2023
In his statements to the Emirates news Agency (WAM) on the sidelines of the ADIPEC 2023, he stressed that companies operating in the UAE are increasingly keen to adopt sustainable solutions and achieve energy transition ... The UAE is a pioneer in raising the awareness of corporates ......

ISRO begins preparation for India’s 2nd mission to Mars

Hindustan Times 02 Oct 2023
This composite image provided by the UAE Space Agency shows Mars’ moon Deimo in the foreground ... (UAE Space Agency via AP) (AP) ... Nine years ago on September 24, India created history by entering the orbit of Mars in its first attempt, a feat that had not been accomplished by any other space agency till then....

UAE Vice President: ADIPEC Expo 2023 To Find Solutions For Reducing Carbon Emissions

MENA FN 02 Oct 2023
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ABUDHABI, Oct 2 (KUNA) -- UAE Vice President Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan stressed the importance of ADIPEC 2023 Exhibition and Conference as a platform ... ....

How a Dubai schoolboy became a global space scientist

Gulf News 01 Oct 2023
To achieve his vision, Dr Asrar plans to collaborate with local space agencies, universities, and space experts in the UAE and beyond ... the Canadian Space Agency, Dr Asrar said he has also worked with researchers, faculty, and professionals from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and the GCC....

Banks in GCC benefiting from strong operating conditions: Fitch Ratings  

Arab News 01 Oct 2023
In its latest report, the US-based credit rating agency pointed out variations in bank performance across the GCC markets, with financial institutions in the UAE demonstrating signs of improvement compared to their counterparts ... UAE banks’ Viability Ratings,” said Fitch Ratings....

Looking for work abroad? Enrollment drive in Telangana from Oct 4-6

The Siasat Daily 30 Sep 2023
The objective is to provide awareness of overseas opportunities and to select eligible candidates for the vacancies in UAE, Australia, Malta, Mauritius, Japan, and Germany. TOMCOM is a registered recruitment agency under the Department of Labour, Employment Training and Factories, ......

Major Pakistani airline service hit as five aircraft with no engines grounded

Khaleejtimes 30 Sep 2023
The national airline needs $60 million for the maintenance of its aircraft ... ALSO READ. Imran Khan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi 'guilty' in cipher case, says Pakistan's top investigation agency UAE condemns deadly terrorist bombings in Pakistan PCB chief hails love, warmth of Indian fans for Pakistan cricketers ....

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince visits Serbia for trilateral talks

The National 29 Sep 2023
Sheikh Khaled expressed his pleasure in attending the tripartite meeting and thanked Mr Vucic for his invitation to discuss ways to further strengthen relations between the UAE, Serbia and Hungary, state news agency Wam reported ... UAE and Serbia launch Cepa negotiations ... The UAE Today....