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 IN SPACE

The National 29 May 2020
A virtual tour of Abu Dhabi from space has been released in a video by the European Space Agency on Friday. The images were captured by the space agency’s ... Astronauts and space agencies often share images of the UAE from Earth’s orbit, especially of Dubai's Palm Jumeirah islands....
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There could be a city on Mars within 100 years

The National 29 May 2020
More on the UAE Mars Mission ... UAE's historic Mars probe to launch on July 15 ... As mentioned in a presentation at the NewSpace Conference in 2019 by Talal Al Kaissi, an advisor at the UAE Space Agency, this was a Kennedy moment for the Emirates and one that if it stays on track will lead the nation to a giant role in the future of humanity....
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ED attaches Rs 385 crore assets of Agusta middleman Rajiv Saxena

Deccan Herald 29 May 2020
The attachment pertains to two PMLA cases being probed by the central agency, the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP choppers case and the Moser Baer bank fraud case in which the prominent accused are the promoters of the latter firm, businessman Ratul Puri and his father Deepak Puri....
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ED attaches Rs 385-cr asset of VVIP choppers case middleman Rajiv Saxena

Indian Express 29 May 2020
The attachment pertains to two PMLA cases being probed by the central agency, the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP choppers case and the Moser Baer bank fraud case in which the prominent accused are the promoters of the latter firm, businessman Ratul Puri and his father Deepak Puri ... Further probe is going on, the agency said....
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UAE sends medical supplies to Iraq’s Kurdistan

Middle East Online 28 May 2020
The aid plane containing six tonnes of medical supplies will assist approximately 6,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus, reported the state news agency WAM ... “The UAE stands by Iraq as it tirelessly exerts all efforts to uphold public health and security in light of these difficult circumstances,” he added....
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UAE will spare no effort in promoting the protection of civilians at UN

MENA FN 28 May 2020
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) NEW YORK, 28th May, 2020 (WAM) -- The UAE has renewed its commitment to bridging the gap between rhetoric and ac... ....
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Suspension of social and sporting events in Sharjah extended

Arabian Business 27 May 2020
A report on state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM), said. “The decision comes in line with the UAE's unremitting efforts to support the preventive and precautionary measures to contain the spread ......
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Coronavirus: Charter flights can repatriate stranded Indians registered with missions

Gulf News 26 May 2020
The notice read. “It has come to our notice that certain people and travel agencies in the UAE are contacting Indian nationals in the name of forthcoming chartered flights to various destinations in India and in some cases, alluring them to pay money in advance for airfare and quarantine charges in India.”....
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Standing by the people of Palestine

Gulf News 26 May 2020
In July, the UAE will take over as chair of the advisory group of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. Already, as Dr Anwar Gargash, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs noted, UAE aid to the agency has amount to $216 million (Dh794 million) over the past six years....
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Dubai to allow free movement, economic activity from tomorrow

Live Mint 26 May 2020
Monday's announcement reverses a measure taken last week by the UAE to extend its nationwide curfew by two hours after reporting an increase in daily cases of the coronavirus ... The state news agency said residents with relatives in the UAE could start returning as of June 1 to reunite with family....
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Dubai to restart business activity from Wednesday

Middle East Online 26 May 2020
Monday's announcement reverses a measure taken last week by the UAE to extend its nationwide curfew by two hours after reporting an increase in daily cases of the coronavirus ... The state news agency said residents with relatives in the UAE could start returning as of June 1 to reunite with family....
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Dubai to allow free movement, business activity from Wednesday

Yahoo Daily News 26 May 2020
Monday's announcement reverses a measure taken last week by the UAE to extend its nationwide curfew by two hours after reporting an increase in daily cases of the coronavirus ... The state news agency said residents with relatives in the UAE could start returning as of June 1 to reunite with family....
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Indian consulate cautions against chartered-flight offer

The Times of India 26 May 2020
In a public notice, the consulate general of India said, “It has come to the consulate’s notice that certain people and travel agencies in UAE are contacting Indian nationals in name of forthcoming chartered flights to various destinations in India and in some cases, alluring ......

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