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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India Covid strain found in 3 Eastern Mediterranean nations

Khaleej Times 13 May 2021
The United Nations (UN) health agency on Wednesday said the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, known as the 'Indian variant' had been detected in more than 4,500 samples uploaded to an open-access database from 44 countries in all six WHO regions. The variant has also been detected in five additional countries, the agency said....
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Indian Covid strain found in 3 Mideast countries: WHO

Khaleej Times 13 May 2021
The United Nations (UN) health agency on Wednesday said the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, known as the 'Indian variant' had been detected in more than 4,500 samples uploaded to an open-access database from 44 countries in all six WHO regions. The variant has also been detected in five additional countries, the agency said....
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Abu Dhabi to host first Spartan World Championship outside of US

The National 13 May 2021
Abu Dhabi's hosting of the first Spartan World Championship to be held outside the US will coincide with the 50th anniversary of UAE National Day ... “The championship will be even grander as it also coincides with the UAE's Golden Jubilee celebrations.” ... The UAE couples making getting fit a fun activity for the whole family....
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Abu Dhabi will host Spartan World Championship to coincide with country's golden jubilee

The National 13 May 2021
Abu Dhabi's hosting of the first Spartan World Championship to be held outside the US will coincide with the 50th anniversary of UAE National Day ... “The championship will be even grander as it also coincides with the UAE's Golden Jubilee celebrations.” ... The UAE couples making getting fit a fun activity for the whole family....
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CDC to Ease Indoor Mask Rule for Vaccinated People: Virus Update

Yahoo Daily News 13 May 2021
UAE Allows Pfizer-BioNTech for Adolescents (10.18 a.m ... The United Arab Emirates allowed the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for ages 12 to 15, based on clinical studies and local evaluation, the state-run WAM news agency reported ... The African Union’s health agency urged ......
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How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Israeli violence against Palestinians?

The New Arab 12 May 2021
While Saudi media has taken a critical stance against Israel’s actions, UAE media have taken a much more lukewarm approach, similar to that of Western news agencies ... Israel and UAE media more likely to cover events using a similar tone and language to Western news agencies....
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UAE a leading global development model: Mauritanian diplomat

Urdu Point 12 May 2021
"The UAE’s ... The project employs nearly 3,000 staff members, 60 percent of whom are Emirati, he further added while lauding the transparent approach of the UAE during the project’s implementation and its ongoing cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)....
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SRTI Park launches 2nd edition of industry accelerator

Gulf Daily News 11 May 2021
In line with Industry 4.0, the accelerator programme will provide local and regional start-ups with innovative solutions and a strong support system within the thriving SRTI Park ecosystem, reported Emirates news agency Wam ... SAIA 2.0 is a part of the endeavour to set up the pillars of the UAE Strategy of Industrial Transaction and Transformation....
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UAE salary guide: Which sectors are hiring and how much are they paying?

The National 11 May 2021
David Mackenzie, founder of recruitment agency Mackenzie Jones Middle East ... That spells good news for jobseekers in the UAE, particularly if they have experience in sectors such as IT and digital technology, FinTech, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) ... UAE salaries ... UAE salary guide 2021....
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UAE and Italian export credit agencies explore joint funding for sustainable projects

The National 10 May 2021
The export credit agencies of the UAE and Italy are exploring options to jointly support sustainable development projects and extend trade finance to small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as companies in the halal products market ... UAE and Africa credit agencies sign deal to bolster trade ties....
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UAE residents rebook Eid holiday trips after flights from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka suspended

The National 10 May 2021
Residents in the UAE are rescheduling or cancelling their trips abroad after all inbound flights from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal were suspended. UAE authorities made the announcement on Monday, ahead of the Eid Al Fitr holidays, which tend to attract many travellers from these countries ... UAE ambassador....
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Ramadan Majlis: historic Mars mission 'fuelled by thirst for knowledge'

The National 10 May 2021
His support of learning was echoed by Sarah Al Amiri, the Minister of State for Advanced Technology and chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency, who told how a desire for greater understanding was key to the historic mission to the Red Planet. The UAE became the first Arab country to send a spacecraft into Mars' orbit earlier this year....
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Ramadan Majlis: historic Mars mission fuelled by thirst for knowledge, minister says

The National 10 May 2021
His support of learning was echoed by Sarah Al Amiri, the Minister of State for Advanced Technology and chairperson of the UAE Space Agency, who told how a desire for greater understanding was key to the historic mission to the Red Planet. The UAE became the first Arab country to send a spacecraft into Mars' orbit earlier this year....
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