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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50 amazing museums to visit in the UAE

Gulf News 08 Jun 2021
The museum’s collection includes objects and documents related to the events of the formation of the UAE nation ... On the island, there’s a small museum, called the Al-Meraikhi Old House, which belonged to the most famous pearl diver in the UAE, the late Mohammed Bin Jassim Al-Meraikhi, who was born in Dalma Island in the year 1870....
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10 scuba diving courses on offer in the UAE: from beginners' training to expert exploring

The National 06 Jun 2021
Whether you are making your first foray into the depths or are a seasoned diver looking to hone your skills, there are countless diving courses and experiences on offer in the UAE ... But there are options to learn and practise the sport across the UAE ... Padi Open Water Diver ... Freestyle Divers sets itself apart with its focus on conservation....
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Artificial reefs and sunken vessels set to create underwater wildlife haven on UAE's east coast

The National 19 May 2021
Divers will plant 15 new artificial reefs off the UAE coastline near Dibba in June to encourage regeneration of marine ecosystems ... “The UAE coast has an abundance of diverse marine life, but as divers we have seen first-hand the result of pollution and human activity,” said Darryl Owen, managing director of Freestyle Divers....
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Artificial reefs and sunken vessels to create underwater wildlife haven on UAE's east coast

The National 19 May 2021
Divers will plant 15 artificial reefs off the UAE coastline near Dibba in June to encourage the regeneration of marine ecosystems ... “The UAE coast has an abundance of diverse marine life, but as divers we have seen first- hand the result of pollution and human activity,” said Darryl Owen, managing director of Freestyle Divers....
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Ramadan 2021: Sharjah's 200-year-old mosque is heart of the community

The National 30 Apr 2021
More than a century before the UAE was formed, worshippers came to pray at a mosque at the heart of a Sharjah community ... It was a different time, when Muslims gathered at what they would call the Bedouin Mosque ... Dubai residents cherish Deira mosque that is older than the UAE. 100-year-old mosque built by pearl diver has stood test of time ... ....
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Ramadan 2021: Sharjah's 200-year-old mosque remains at the heart of its community

The National 30 Apr 2021
More than a century before the UAE was formed, worshippers came to pray at a mosque at the heart of a Sharjah community ... It was a different time when Muslims gathered at what they would call "The Bedouin Mosque" ... Dubai residents cherish Deira mosque that is older than the UAE. 100-year-old mosque built by pearl diver has stood test of time ... ....
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Dubai-bred shark pups released in Arabian Gulf in conservation programme

The National 23 Apr 2021
“At Atlantis Dubai, we are committed to working together towards a common goal in order to advance all efforts to protect sharks in the UAE,” said Kelly Timmins, director of conservation, education, and CSR at Atlantis, The Palm ... UAE divers share thrill of swimming with five-metre whale shark....
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Dubai-bred baby sharks released in Arabian Gulf in conservation programme

The National 23 Apr 2021
“At Atlantis Dubai, we are committed to working together towards a common goal in order to advance all efforts to protect sharks in the UAE,” said Kelly Timmins, director of conservation, education, and CSR at Atlantis Dubai ... UAE divers share thrill of swimming with five-metre whale shark....
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Dolphin display near Khor Fakkan wows divers

The National 16 Apr 2021
The group began to leap from the water and surf the wake of the boat carrying several divers out to a popular spot on April 4 ... UAE divers share thrill of swimming with five-metre whale shark ... Mr Campan, 39, had been a regular diver before the pandemic and again since restrictions were lifted to allow dive boats back into the water off the UAE coast....
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What to do in Dubai: 16 Fun things to do in Dubai and the UAE with kids for Spring Break 2021

Gulf News 05 Apr 2021
Designed for nautical youngsters aged 6 and up, and based at the Radisson Blu Fujairah, Freestyle DiversOcean Discovery Course is a fun and interactive session designed to introduce kids and their parents to the wonders of the UAE’s underwater ecosystem ... Freestyle Divers is open ......
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Emirates Festival of Literature ready for its big weekend in Dubai

Gulf News 03 Feb 2021
... Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Friday ... Join Major Ali Al Suwaidi, president of the Emirates Marine Environmental Group and ‘the UAE’s last pearl diver’ and marine heritage expert Johannes Els, who will tell us about the steps being taken to conserve our natural world....
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People of the UAE: A pearl diver, weaver, perfumer, boat-maker, falconer

Gulf News 18 Jan 2021
For those who have never had a chance to learn about the UAE’s forefathers, this where your get an authentic glimpse into the country’s past ... The three-month long event is named after the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan ... Hasan, 70, pearl diver ... Exploring the legacy of the UAE's last pearl diver....
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My desert safari nears its end

Gulf News 15 Jan 2021
I will cherish the many gems-some tangible but many intangible experiences, that remain embedded within the UAE ... If there exists a dazzling, modern UAE there also coexists the subtly beautiful, old UAE, that reverberates with age old stories of adventurous pearl-divers, Bedouin villages, art museums that display splendid architecture....
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