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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Saudi oil tankers among those attacked off UAE amid Iran tensions

Union Leader 14 May 2019
The UAE said on Sunday that four commercial vessels were sabotaged near Fujairah emirate, one of the world’s largest bunkering hubs lying just outside the Strait of Hormuz ... A Reuters witness said divers were inspecting the ships. The UAE’s state news agency said Fujairah port was operating normally ... He said the UAE had sought U.S....
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Sharjah ruler’s vision comes to life as largest mosque in emirate welcomes first worshippers

The National 12 May 2019
More than five years in the making, the largest mosque in Sharjah opened its doors on the first Friday of Ramadan. The Dh300 million building occupies 185,806 square metres and is surrounded by gardens and water fountains ... Ali Al Hamoudi ... Mosques of the UAE. 100-year-old mosque built by pearl diver has stood test of time. Mosques of the UAE ... Updated ... ....
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Mosques of the UAE: Saad bin Ubadah in Umm Al Quwain

The National 06 May 2019
The demure, unassuming Saad bin Ubadah Mosque has stood in Umm Al Quwain’s old town for around half a century ... Yet this may be the mosque’s final holy month ... “Everything is being made new ... Mosques of the UAE ... Mosques of the UAE. 100-year-old mosque built by pearl diver has stood test of time. Mosques of the UAE ... Some worshippers remain, however ... Updated ... ....
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Mosques of the UAE: the workers' place of worship with an uncertain future

The National 06 May 2019
The demure, unassuming Saad bin Ubadah Mosque has stood in Umm Al Quwain’s old town for around half a century ... Yet this may be the mosque’s final holy month ... “Everything is being made new ... Read More. Mosques of the UAE ... Mosques of the UAE. 100-year-old mosque built by pearl diver has stood test of time. Mosques of the UAE ... Some worshippers remain, however....
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Year on from Fujairah tragedy, UAE divers spread safety message

Gulf News 27 Apr 2019
Scuba instructors in the UAE are advising people to only dive with licenced centres following the disappearance of a Jordanian national off the coast of Fujairah ... Diving in the UAE is usually very safe and incidents are like plane ... Dave Griffiths of Divers Down Fujairah, said....
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What lies beneath: the German sub sunk off the coast of Fujairah

The National 19 Apr 2019
Missing diver's gas tank found near submarine wreck off UAE coast ... But divers based out of Dubai discovered the wreck in the late 2000s and it has now become an increasingly popular dive site ... Missing diver's gas tank found near submarine wreck off UAE coast. Divers go deep for unexplored UAE wrecks ... “The submarine is many divers’ ultimate dream....
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Missing diver's gas tank found near submarine wreck off UAE coast

The National 19 Apr 2019
Divers have recovered the discarded gas tank of a Jordanian man who disappeared while exploring a German submarine wreck off the coast of Fujairah ... The tank was found by Simon Nadim, a master diver based in Fujairah, while searching for Mr Sabha ... Family of diver who disappeared in Fujairah waters appeal for answers....
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New mosque opens in Sharjah ahead of Ramadan

The National 02 Apr 2019
A new mosque, capable of accommodating 3,500 worshippers, has opened in Sharjah ahead of Ramadan ... Mosques of the UAE. 100-year-old mosque built by pearl diver has stood test of time ... Updated ... SHARE. ....
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Last chance to see Burj Khalifa's NYE laser show tomorrow

Khaleej Times 29 Mar 2019
The laser and light displays, which were part of the Emaar NYE 2019 Gala, narrate the story of the UAE under the theme 'time and progression'. It starts with a Dhow navigating the Arabian Peninsula and a diver picking a pearl at the bottom of the sea which turns into the moon....
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Rare, 16th Century navigational aid confirmed as oldest known example

The National 18 Mar 2019
Academics said extensive testing of the astrolabe, a forerunner of the sextant, had dated the object to the late 15th century ... Divers were searching for the remains of the Esmeralda, a Portuguese ship which was wrecked with great loss of life on Al Hallaniyah island in May 1503 ... Padi urges UAE divers to help preserve the ocean from plastic ... Updated ... ....
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Man drowns off Umm Al Quwain beach

The National 10 Mar 2019
“A search and rescue operation was launched in collaboration with the coastguards and divers from the UAE rescue group,” said Lt Col Mohammed Buharun, of UAQ Police ... ....
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Man goes swimming with friends, drowns in UAQ creek

Khaleej Times 10 Mar 2019
An Asian man, in his twenties, drowned in the Umm Al Quwain creek on Friday (March 8) night ... Police investigations show that the victim had been swimming off the beach along with three of his friends, he added ... Later on, and with the help of some divers from the UAE rescue team, the corpse of the young man was located ... ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com....
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Abandoned fishing nets pose huge threat to UAE's marine life, say experts

The National 07 Mar 2019
The UAE’s ban on nets that fish indiscriminately and are more likely to become lost at sea could not have come soon enough ... “It has now become one of the biggest problem for our ocean together with plastic,” said Michela Colella of Divers Down UAE, a diving centre in Fujairah....

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