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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Travel Unpacked: Red Sea International opens and the UAE's first direct flight to Penang

The National 25 Sep 2023
The first flight to Saudi Arabia's new Red Sea International Airport touched down on Thursday and it was an Airbus A320 flying in from Riyadh ... The airport said that was when the pilot was notified of the missing passenger and had to return.Flydubai launches first UAE flights to Langkawi and Penang....

How UAE despatched 622 tonnes of relief aid to storm-hit Libya in 11 days

Gulf News 25 Sep 2023
The UAE has despatched 622 tonnes of relief and humanitarian aid to Libya over the course of just 11 days, benefiting as many as 6,386 families in need ... On September 12, the UAE’s SAR team arrived at Benina Airport in Libya and immediately began their mission to assist in dealing with the storm’s aftermath....

Watch: Dubai, Sharjah Airports welcome Saudi passengers on National Day with Arabic sweets, roses

Khaleejtimes 23 Sep 2023
Dubai and Sharjah Airports welcomed Saudi passengers with Arabic sweets and roses to celebrate their 93rd National Day ... We collaborated with @DubaiPoliceHQ, @GDRFADUBAI and @DubaiCustoms to give our #Saudi brothers and sisters an extra special welcome this #SaudiNationalDay," Dubai Airports posted on X, formerly Twitter....

LuLu expands further into Europe; launches operations in Poland

Khaleejtimes 22 Sep 2023
... of OlsztynMazury Airport Management Board at Olsztyn Mazury Airport, Mohamed Al Harbi, UAE Ambassador to Poland, Jakub Slawek, Poland Ambassador to UAE, senior officials of Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Mohamed Althaf, director of Lulu Group and other officials....

Australia sent back MOB promoters to UAE in view criminal cases against them

Hindustan Times 22 Sep 2023
Apart from Uppal and Chandrakar, there were a few others with them on the proposed sightseeing trip including the latter’s wife, and they all had to return to UAE from an Australian city’s airport itself, a source said who declined to comment further due to the ongoing nature of the probe....

Last long weekend in UAE: Flight, travel deals start from Dh725 for 3-day break

Khaleejtimes 22 Sep 2023
The year's last long weekend is just a week away, and UAE residents are busy planning a small break ... for UAE residents ... According to a Skyscanner poll, almost half (42 per cent) of UAE travellers have arrived at the airport without a destination in mind and booked then and there....

UAE: Etihad Airways earns third consecutive five-star rating at APEX Awards

Khaleejtimes 22 Sep 2023
The rating recognises the airline's excellence at the APEX Awards Ceremony in Long Beach, California ... Photos. First look inside new Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal A UAE flights. Etihad Airways announce 40 new routes after signing new agreement with Air France-KLM UAE airline announces holiday sale; discounted airfares start from Dh895 UAE....

Flydubai announces daily services to two popular asian tourist destinations

Khaleejtimes 21 Sep 2023
The carrier becomes the first to connect the popular destinations with flights from the UAE and the Middle East. Flights to Penang International Airport (PEN) and Langkawi International Airport (LGK) will start from February 10, 2024 ... Flights from the UAE to these popular holiday destinations are vital for tourism and business connectivity....

‘Miss space already’: Sultan AlNeyadi’s video shows ‘unbelievable views’ of Earth

Khaleejtimes 21 Sep 2023
He conducted over 200 experiments aboard the ISS that took 585 hours and collaborated with 10 international space agencies and 25 UAE and global universities ... Here on home soil, Al Neyadi received a hero's welcome after his arrival at the new Abu Dhabi International Airport following a flight from the US, where he had been since his return to Earth....

3-day weekend in UAE: Planning a short vacation? Travel deals start at Dh999

Khaleejtimes 21 Sep 2023
The UAE has announced the official paid holiday to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ... Emirates passengers to 'walk' through check-in, immigration with new smart passage Dubai airport most connected in Asia-Pacific, Middle East UAE. Sharjah Airport serves over 2.8 million passengers during July, August ....

Watch: UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi gets a warm welcome in hometown Umm Ghafa in Al Ain

Gulf News 21 Sep 2023
UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi received a warm welcome in his hometown Umm Ghafa in Al Ain with an elaborate ceremony ... The UAE accorded a hero’s welcome to Al Neyadi on his return to Abu Dhabi from the US on Monday with an out-of-this-world homecoming ceremony at the yet-to-be-inaugurated Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal A....

Dubai jobs: Emirates announces recruitment drive; eligibility, incentives revealed

Khaleejtimes 21 Sep 2023
This is the latest among a series of recruitment drives launched by airlines in the UAE to hire staff to meet the demands of a burgeoning travel industry after the Covid-19 pandemic ... Flydubai announces daily services to two popular Asian tourist destinations UAE-India flights ... How your trolley could soon ensure you don’t miss your flight UAE....

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