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 orders government shakeup as virus erodes economic gains

Provo Daily Herald 05 Jul 2020
The UAE prime minister and ruler of the emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, published the ministerial changes on his Twitter account, saying the goal was to create a “government that is faster in decision making and is more up to date with changes.”....

The complete UAE government as announced on July 5, 2020

Gulf News 05 Jul 2020
Sheikh Mohammed announces new UAE government structure ... Sheikh Mohammed added that UAE would be "canceling 50 per cent of government service centers and converting them to digital platforms within two years while merging about 50 per cent of federal agencies with each other or within ministries creating new government ministerial positions."....

UAE weather: Mercury to reach 46C on a fair day with cloud at times

MENA FN 04 Jul 2020
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Weather conditions in the UAE on Saturday will be fair to partly cloudy at times, according to the National Center of Meteoro... ....

UAE weather: Mercury to hit 48C on partly cloudy day

MENA FN 03 Jul 2020
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Friday will be a fair to partly cloudy day in the UAE as a whole, according to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), with... ....

UAE weather: Mostly sunny skies with a chance of rainfall in Abu Dhabi, Fujairah

Gulf News 03 Jul 2020
It’s going to be a warm day in the UAE, however parts of Abu Dhabi and Fujairah might receive rainfall. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), it will be “fair to partly cloudy at times, and low clouds will appear ......

How Dubai as a destination is beefing up efforts in fight against COVID-19

Business Day Online 02 Jul 2020
Dubai, one of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates, is a center for regional and international trade in the areas of Tourism, Trade, Aviation, Real Estate and Financial services ... A large number of health care workers have been deployed to screening centers and there were 14 drive-through testing facilities available....

Syrian yogi ‘bent health rules,’ Bali officials say

Arab News 02 Jul 2020
JAKARTA ... Wissam Barakeh, founder of the House of Om Community Center, a yoga retreat in the Balinese cultural hub of Ubud, held the event on June 18 ... The yoga teacher founded the center in June 2016 ... Barakeh has created “conscious community centers” in Syria, the UAE and Bali, according to the website .......

Yemen: Aden Detainees Face Dire Covid-19 Risk

Human Rights 02 Jul 2020
Bir Ahmed is an overcrowded, informal detention facility in a military camp controlled by Yemeni authorities affiliated with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-backed Southern Transitional Council ... detention, enforced disappearances, and torture in informal detention centers....

Winners of UAE NewSpace Innovation Programme announced

Gulf News 01 Jul 2020
The UAE Space Agency, in collaboration with Krypto Labs, has announced on Monday the four winning teams that will participate in the UAE NewSpace Innovation Programme that is aimed at “positioning the country as a leader in space science and exporter of space solutions.” ... Mohammed Al Ahbabi, director general of the UAE Space Agency, said....

How GCC Conflict Impacts the Gulf Response to Israeli Annexation

The Washington Institute 01 Jul 2020
From the standpoint of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, their claims against Qatarcentered around Qatar’s al-Jazeera network and friendly foreign policies towards Turkey and Iran—are in full alignment with the realization of the “monarchical unity” goal featured in the the GCC’s founding charter back in 1981....

UAE weather: Warm day, chance of rain in Abu Dhabi, Fujairah

Gulf News 01 Jul 2020
It’s going to be a warm day for UAE residents with a chance of rainfall in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), skies are going to be clear to partly cloudy, especially eastwards and southwards like Fujairah and Abu Dhabi ... Subscribe ... ....

Gulf states benefit from tough Covid-19 responses

Asiatimes 30 Jun 2020
Instead, last week, the head of the UAE’s Covid-19 command and control center announced the rate of infections in the last three weeks has fallen considerably ... The UAE’s mortality rate has also remained mercifully low, with roughly 300 deaths recorded so far. Fellow GCC members Kuwait and Bahrain have largely replicated the UAE’s success....