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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Dubai airport all set to ensure smooth travel to Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrims

Khaleejtimes 31 May 2023
The Dubai Airports is all set to ensure a smooth start for the journey of Haj pilgrims this year. The Hajj Committee at Dubai Airports recently convened to discuss comprehensive preparations to facilitate the smooth and seamless travel of Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia....

Sharjah Chamber’s trade mission to India highlights investment opportunities in Sharjah

Urdu Point 31 May 2023
The forum discussed the deep-rooted economic ties between the UAE, the Emirate of Sharjah, and India, while highlighting promising business prospects in many sectors and services in Sharjah and India ... He said that the UAE, with its ten major ports, 12 commercial ports, and nine airports, offers an ideal infrastructure....

Full cashback, free stay for kids: 7 great packages offered by UAE hotels during the summer

Khaleejtimes 31 May 2023
Hotels around the UAE have a variety of summer offerings including free stay, daycations and special discounts. Here is a roundup of 7 interesting packages that hotels around the UAE are offering this summer ... UAE residents can enjoy a 30 per cent discount on any room bookings made until the end of August ... UAE holidays....

Punjab woman who went to Dubai for work trafficked to Oman, held captive, returns sans passport; three booked

Indian Express 31 May 2023
A 24-year-old woman from Ludhiana who had gone to Dubai to work was allegedly trafficked to Oman and forced to work as a domestic help ... She said that in March this year, he sent her to Sharjah in UAE. She took the flight from Amritsar airport. She stayed in Dubai (UAE) for five days ... \u201cThe family owned a four-storey house and had five children ... ....

UAE holidays: Book flight tickets during ‘cheapest week of summer’; 3 other travel tips to get the best vacation deals

Khaleejtimes 30 May 2023
Travelling from the UAE during the summer holidays can be an expensive affair ... Switch your departure airport. Airfares from different UAE airports will vary, depending on a number of factors — such as which airlines are based there and which routes they serve, “meaning some will be busier than others at peak times” ... UAE summer holidays....

UAE positioned itself as global hub for tourism, with innovative forward-thinking and adaptability: Deutsche Hospitality

Urdu Point 30 May 2023
“The UAE’s innovative ... “The UAE's strategic location as a transit hub and its excellent connectivity through its airports have made it a preferred destination for travellers from around the world,” Nierhaus further elaborated about the main reason behind the tourism boom....

Is paying for airport lounge access a good deal? It can be, but not always: Here's when it isn't

Gulf News 30 May 2023
Calculate estimated airport spend ... “If you always fly with a specific airline or your airport is a major hub of one you're familiar with, you can also check out airline-specific airport lounges that you know you can frequent often and get some value from,” said Sophie Cortez, a regional manager at a UAE-based European tour operator....

Eid Al Adha travel: UAE residents seek holidays to Asian destinations amid Schengen visa woes, high airfares

Gulf News 28 May 2023
Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) and UAE-based travel experts are saying UAE residents are increasingly choosing countries in the Far East, and islands in the Indian Ocean, as their preferred holiday spot amid the ongoing delays in getting Schengen visa appointments, skyrocketing airfares, and airport disruptions at European and UK destinations....

ERC Presents Fresh Aid To Sudanese In Chad

MENA FN 28 May 2023
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 28th May, 2023 (WAM) -- The UAE continues to operate a relief air bridge to Abeche Airport, western Chad, through which a new aid package would be ... ....

Foreign currency worth Rs 10L seized at Hyderabad airport

The Siasat Daily 28 May 2023
A woman passenger was caught at the RGI Airport Shamshabad for allegedly smuggling foreign currency on Saturday. The police seized UAE Dirhams 44,480 (Rs 10,00,076) from her ... a UAE national bound to fly to Sharjah....

Emirates, Etihad announce interline expansion to boost UAE tourism

The Manila Times 27 May 2023
EMIRATES Airline and Etihad Airways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their interline agreement and provide travelers additional itinerary options when visiting the UAE. This first-of-its-kind agreement between the two UAE carriers aims to capitalize on ......

‘Made in UAE’ air taxis to take to the skies by 2027

The Siasat Daily 27 May 2023
The program provides leading companies in high-potential sectors with market entry essentials to smoothly launch and then expand operations in the UAE ... Flying airport taxis may soon take off in Abu Dhabi ... “We are proud to partner with the UAE Ministry of Economy....

All the luggage drop-off locations and home check-in facilities in the UAE before you fly

The National 27 May 2023
Emirates's newest City Check-in facility at the Dubai International Financial Centre, which opened last month and allows passengers to drop off their luggage up to four hours before departure, is the latest example of how the UAE's airlines are going all-out to ensure ease of travel even before travellers head to the airport....

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