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 pushes UN on sexual violence in conflict zones

The National 16 Apr 2021
UAE to advance women’s rights if elected ... Additionally, the UAE recommended that the international community collaborate to guarantee that law enforcement agencies have the capacity, empowerment and necessary tools to effectively address cases of conflict-related sexual violence....

UAE says prevention is key to combatting conflict-related sexual violence

Urdu Point 16 Apr 2021
The UAE submitted a written ... Additionally, the UAE also recommended that the international community collaborate to guarantee that law enforcement agencies have the capacity, are empowered by law, & are equipped to effectively address cases of conflict-related sexual violence....

UAE Announces 1,843 New COVID-19 Cases, 1,506 Recoveries, 2 Deaths in Last 24 hours

MENA FN 16 Apr 2021
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency). Abu Dhabi, April 16, 2021, SPA -- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 198,135 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 ... ....

Public urged to report dolphin sightings for new UAE study

The National 15 Apr 2021
“To compliment the boat survey, we are also rebooting the ‘Report a Sighting’ citizen science campaign, to encourage the public and people who operate vessels to report sightings of whales and dolphins,” said Dr Natoli who is also the founder and director of UAE Dolphin Project ... New book celebrates rich history of Environment Agency Abu Dhabi....

Egyptian architects win competition to design reconstruction of Mosul's Al Nuri Mosque

The National 15 Apr 2021
The UAE is funding the “Revive the Spirit of Mosul” project launched by the UN’s cultural agency, Unesco, to rebuild Mosul’s historic landmarks ... "In 2018, the UAE took the lead and joined Unesco on this historic endeavour, inspired by the history and legacy of Mosul and the resilience and strength of its people....

Ramadan diet requires balanced calories divided between iftar and suhoor meals: SEHA

Urdu Point 15 Apr 2021
The balanced calories included in the meals could be carbohydrates (45 percent to 50 percent), protein (20 percent to 30 percent) and healthy fats (25 percent to 35 percent), a specialist nutritionist at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, told Emirates news Agency (WAM) on Wednesday ... .......

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed reviews country's action plans to fight financial crimes

The National 14 Apr 2021
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, on Monday chaired a meeting of the Higher Committee that oversees the National Strategy on Money Laundering and Countering Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) ... UAE committee reviews progress in combating money laundering and terrorism financing....

5,944 commercial agencies registered in UAE markets in 2020

Urdu Point 14 Apr 2021
ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 14th Apr, 2021) The Ministry of Economy (MoE) has revealed that the total number of commercial agencies registered in the UAE markets across various sectors reached 5,944 by the end of last year ... It also explained that the UAE ......

Vessel owned by Israeli company attacked off UAE coast: Reports

Al Jazeera 14 Apr 2021
Two maritime security sources told Reuters news agency that an Israeli ship was hit near the UAE’s Fujairah port, resulting in an explosion but that there were no casualties ... There was no immediate confirmation from the UAE ... Unews news agency, also based in Lebanon, said the vessel ......

The minister who courted a series of controversies

The Times of India 14 Apr 2021
Controversies of a more serious nature surfaced when he was accused of keeping close ties with the UAE consulate in the state capital. The minister was quizzed by central investigating agencies on the charges that he imported copies of Quran in large numbers from the UAE and accepted large quantity of dates from that country without following norms....

GJ Real Estate wins Bayut Dubizzle Award

Gulf News 14 Apr 2021
GJ Real Estate has built a robust reputation over the years as one of the leading developers in Ajman and the Northern Emirates, according to Mint Stalk Marketing Agency in the UAE. GJ’s hard work and dedication have been recognised, hence why they were selected as one of the Agencies of the Year at the Bayut Dubizzle Awards 2020 ... Image Credit ... ....

BPG closes Q1 2021 on a high following strengthened omnichannel positioning

MENA FN 14 Apr 2021
(MENAFN - BPG Group) Dubai, UAE; April 14, 2021. Award-winning, omnichannel MarCom agency BPG, a part of the WPP network, reported a positive Q1 2021, having clocked up new business wins worth more ... ....

Project STOP makes positive impact on circular waste management in Indonesia

Urdu Point 14 Apr 2021
This work is made possible by and led in full support with national and local government agencies, including the Ministry of Environment ... The UAE government recently announced that it will invest US$10 billion with Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund, Indonesia Investment Authority....