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 travel: Why Filipino tourists should not be asked to show affidavit of support, graduation yearbooks

Khaleejtimes 25 Mar 2023
This comes following a story published by Khaleej Times on Thursday about a Dubai-bound Filipino tourist who was offloaded at the Philippine airport twice after he failed to show an AoSG, a document obtained from Philippine missions in the UAE that proves a resident can sponsor a visiting relative's stay in the country....

India-UAE travel alert: Airline announces changes to flight timings; all passengers advised to reconfirm

Khaleejtimes 25 Mar 2023
Airlines are switching to summer schedule on March 26 and passengers flying from various airports of the UAE are being advised to reconfirm their flight departure timings ... Airlines in the UAE work on four schedules, of which the summer schedule runs from ......

India-UAE Travel Alert: Airline Announces Changes To Flight Timings All Passengers Advised To Reconfirm

MENA FN 25 Mar 2023
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Airlines are switching to summer schedule on March 26 and passengers flying from various airports of the UAE are being advised to reconfirm their flight departure timings ... ....

Visiting your relative in the UAE from China? Check out the visa options

Gulf News 24 Mar 2023
Are you a Chinese national, who is looking for visa options to visit your relative living in the UAE? These are the two types of visas for you to consider. ... How to obtain visa on arrival in the UAE. When you land in the UAE, you can make your way to the Immigration Department at the airport, and get your passport stamped with a 30-day visit visa ... UAE....

Qatar pushes tourism and culture after the World Cup  

Arab News 24 Mar 2023
DUBAI ... Pei, opened in Doha. Jeff Koons' 'Dugong' in Doha's Al-Masrah Park ... Urs Fischer's 'Lamp Bear' at Hamad International Airport ... Even during the five years of blockade, from 2017 to 2021, when Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, the country continued to develop its cultural and tourism sector ... .......

Dubai Airports launches drive to hire Emirati graduates

Gulf Daily News 23 Mar 2023
Dubai Airports has announced the launch of the ‘Future Faces Graduate Programme’, aiming to attract and recruit high-performing Emirati graduates from a range of disciplines in line with the operator’s ongoing Emiratisation efforts ... Meshari Al Bannai, Executive Vice President of Human Resources Development at Dubai Airports, said....

Emirates seeks 50k more seats; govt turns it down

Financial Express 22 Mar 2023
Under the India-UAE bilateral, airlines based in Dubai, can currently carry 66,000 passengers to and from Indian airports per week ... UAE carriers can carry passengers from airports in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah to Indian airports like Mumbai and Delhi, as well from here to ......

Dubai Airports launches programme to train, recruit Emirati graduates

Gulf News 22 Mar 2023
Dubai Airports has launched a new programme to recruit Emirati graduates in line with its Emiratisation drive, it said on Wednesday. The ‘Future Faces Graduate Programme’, an annual initiative, will provide opportunities for Emirati graduates to gain a holistic understanding of airport operations....

DAFZA branch of Hummingbird Early Learning Centre expands access to high-quality services via Dubai Police’s Esaad

Gulf News 22 Mar 2023
As part of its vision to be a place where all children get the best possible start in life, Hummingbird Early Learning Centre, one of the top institutions for early childhood education and development in the UAE, has announced that its new branch at Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA) is the latest to join the Dubai Police’s Esaad initiative....


MENA FN 22 Mar 2023
(MENAFN - Mid-East.Info) Dubai, UAE. Dubai Airports has announced the launch of the 'Future Faces Graduate Programme', which aims to attract and recruit high-performing and driven Emirati graduates ... ....

The UAE Welcomes Syrian President Assad and the First Lady

GlobalResearch 21 Mar 2023
Syrian President Assad is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today on an official visit as Arab leaders continue to defy the directives issued by the US State Department ... Assad and his wife, Asma, were personally greeted at the airport by UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan....

dnata handles over 82m bags through DXB in 2022

Gulf Daily News 21 Mar 2023
dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, handled over 82 million bags through all three terminals at Dubai International airport (DXB) in 2022 ... Jaffar Dawood, dnata’s Senior Vice President for UAE Airport Operations, said ... the world’s largest airport....

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