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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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....

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....

Dubai schoolgirl becomes one of the world’s youngest certified scuba divers

The National 10 Jan 2021
A schoolgirl in Dubai has become one of the world’s youngest certified scuba divers after she plunged 10 metres underwater ... When I came home I had the coolest diver cake with pink flippers and a big number 10.” ... 57, who is an experienced diver and often dives with Ellie May....

Marsa Al Arab project near Burj Al Arab to feature two new luxury islands

The National 08 Jan 2021
Dubai Holding on Sunday revealed the new Dh6.3 billion Marsa Al Arab project, including two new islands either side of the Burj Al Arab hotel ... __________ ... __________ ... The new destination will also feature the Dubai Pearl Museum to showcase rare and ancient pearls from the region and worldwide, besides telling the stories of UAE’s pearl divers....

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2021: Malala Yousafzai, Amin Maalouf and Elif Shafak among line-up

The National 29 Dec 2020
Tickets on sale soon ... The festival will host a conversations between two Emirati literary greats, Abdul Ghaffar Hussain and Mohammed Al Murr, while heritage expert Major Ali Al Suwaidi, "the UAE’s last pearl diver", will be discussing the ways animals find their way with British psychologist, philosopher, sailor and navigator David Barrie....

World’s Coolest Winter: Top 50 UAE mountains, deserts, beaches and everything in between

Gulf News 17 Dec 2020
The UAE is home to an abundance of natural beauty and plenty of things to do, especially during the winter months ... 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....

What it’s like riding the world’s longest zipline at 1.7 miles long and up to 93mph – and dining at the UAE’s highest restaurant afterwards

Metro UK 11 Dec 2020
Abdulla Al Suwaidi, one of the UAE’s last pearl divers, will tell you some fascinating stories about how his grandfather inspired him and you can opt to stay on his ‘floating castle’ for a seafood lunch Soak up views of the sea, mountains and city with a kayak through Ras Al Khaimah’s mangroves....

National Day 2020: Exploring the legacy of the UAE's last pearl diver

Gulf News 01 Dec 2020
The water would ripple as the diver gasped for air and hung on to the side of the boat ... The diver would reply with ... The late Mohammed bin Abdulla was the last pearl diver of the UAE and inculcated a love of the sea and all it embodied in his grandson ... The late Mohammed bin Abdulla was the last pearl diver of the UAE Image Credit....

UAE National Day 2020: Watch the fireworks show in Abu Dhabi from home

Gulf News 01 Dec 2020
This year’s celebrations were designed to bring together the emirate’s community with a strong message of hope for a bright and promising future as the UAE approaches its golden jubilee, its 50th National Day, in 2021,” the DCT Abu Dhabi statement said ... Exploring the legacy of the UAE's last pearl diver ... Sounds of UAE....

Contemporary mosque opens in Dubai

The National 12 Oct 2020
Read More. Abu Dhabi to build 15 new mosques. 100-year-old mosque built by pearl diver has stood test of time. Mosques of the UAE ... ....

No sign of crew missing near Japan after cattle ship capsizes in storm

Gulf Daily News 04 Sep 2020
Tokyo ... A lone crew member from the Gulf Livestock 1, which went missing on Wednesday, has been rescued so far. Three vessels, four airplanes and two divers were taking part in the search, the coastguard said. UAE-based Gulf Navigation issued a statement saying the Panamanian-flagged Gulf Livestock 1 was their vessel ... ....

This Indian girl in Dubai is just 10 and is already a certified scuba diver

Gulf News 03 Sep 2020
Colourful tales of real-life undersea adventures by her scuba diving father inspired a Dubai girl, 10, to become one of the youngest certified scuba divers in the UAE ... Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V launched in the Middle East IPL in UAE ... US-Israeli delegation lands in UAE on historic flight....

6 of the UAE's best scuba-diving sites: from a Dubai shipwreck to a Fujairah marine reserve

The National 02 Sep 2020
The global pandemic has created a scuba-diving boom in the UAE ... This means that many newly qualified scuba divers are now looking to join those who already explore the UAE's oceans, to discover the underwater world that makes up their own back yard ... Here, divers will find plenty of marine life at very manageable depths....