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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Look: Dubai cars all decked up cars in cool UAE National Day stickers

Khaleejtimes 01 Dec 2022
Whenever the UAE National Day comes around, celebrations are never complete without elaborately decorated vehicles hitting the roads ... UAE royals, ministers attend mass wedding at Al Dhafra The competing couple ... “I have been proud to call the UAE home,” she said ... How to use the Dubai Metro to beat holiday rush and get to the airport UAE National Day....
photo: AP / Kamran Jebreili
A model of the Tower Project at Dubai Creek Harbour Development designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Dubai is reaching for the sky once again, with the developer of its world's tallest building vowing Sunday to build an even taller tower bedecked with rotating balconies and elevated landscaping inspired by the mythical hanging gardens of Babylon. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Dubai, Sharjah airports celebrate 51st UAE National Day in traditional Emirati style

Gulf News 30 Nov 2022
Dubai Airports joined the nationwide ongoing celebrations of the 51st UAE National Day by hosting a celebration of Emirati history and culture for hundreds of employees from across Dubai’s diverse aviation community at Dubai International’s (DXB) Terminal 3 ...Today is a day of great celebration at Dubai Airports as we mark the UAE National Day....

Sharjah kickstarts 51st UAE National Day celebrations

Gulf News 30 Nov 2022
Sharjah. Sharjah began the 51st UAE National Day celebrations on November 29, at Sharjah National Park ... Events ... Read More. Dubai, Sharjah airports celebrate 51st UAE National Day in traditional Emirati style Sharjah Police celebrates 51st UAE National Day in Khorfakkan Free parking in Sharjah for 51st UAE National Day holidays ... ....

UAE opens new military air base in Yemen disguised as civilian airport

Sott 29 Nov 2022
The new airport will replace the Emirati military base in Eritrea, which the UAE dismantled last year amid growing tensions with the US....

Turkish, Emirati interior ministers meet in Abu Dhabi

Anadolu Agency 29 Nov 2022
This came as part of an official visit by Soylu to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

Dubai’s master plan for next 20 years and UAE airlines on cruise control, our editors comment on the top stories of November 28

Gulf News 28 Nov 2022
(By Sharmila Dhal, UAE Editor) ... FOR UAE AIRLINES, A TIME FOR CRUISE CONTROL ... In less than 3 days, all that effort will show up in actual numbers – but the nature of the industry is such that the staff at airports, airlines and hotels in the UAE will enjoy their success while on the job....

Dubai Customs launches awareness campaign on digital services for passengers

Urdu Point 28 Nov 2022
The aim of the campaign is to educate passengers at the Al-Maktoum International Airport about the smart systems that enable them complete their travel procedures in minutes; thus saving time amid the growing number of passengers using the airport due to the winter season in the UAE, Dubai Shopping Festival (15 Dec....

Dubai’s DP World to manage Uzbekistan’s Navoi free economic zone

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 28 Nov 2022
Another UAE company, Terminals Holding, will manage the cargo terminal of the ......

UAE allows extension of entry permits electronically

Gulf News 26 Nov 2022
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (UAEICP) is now providing the service of requesting an extension of entry permit for the UAE electronically ... without the need to leave the UAE ... New e-link with Dubai Airports for UAE entry permits UAE....

Peru's embattled president names fifth PM in 16 months

Khaleejtimes 26 Nov 2022
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Friday appointed the culture minister as the country's prime minister after her predecessor resigned over a row with parliament ... ALSO READ. Plane catches fire after hitting vehicle on runway, at Peru airport UAE leaders congratulate President of Peru on Independence Day ... ....

World Cup fans put off by prices, beer limits commute by air

Omaha World-Herald 26 Nov 2022
Every few minutes, a Boeing or Airbus rumbles overhead at Doha’s old airport ... We didn’t want those weird fan zones,” said Ana Santos, a Brazilian fan arriving at Doha’s airport on Thursday with her husband ... After eight years of lying idle, Doha’s former airport is back to life as thousands of shuttle flight passengers squeeze through its halls....

India-UAE flights: Travellers with one name on passport heave sigh of relief as rules are amended

Khaleejtimes 25 Nov 2022
On Monday, Air India was the first airline to have sent out a notice saying that “any passport holder with a single name (word) either in surname or given name will not be accepted by UAE immigration and the passenger will be considered as INAD" — a term which stands for inadmissible passenger ... UAE flights....

UAE initiative supports 5,000 indigenous people in Peru

Khaleejtimes 25 Nov 2022
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