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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WATCH: Volunteer divers in action to help restore Fujairah's coral reefs

The National 04 Aug 2020
Volunteer divers are being sought to help to restore and replant coral reefs in the open waters of Fujairah ... The campaign is part of an initiative to help sustain and grow marine life in UAE waters ... To date, divers have planted more than 9,000 corals ... Fujairah's divers build artificial 'mega reef' in a bid to protect UAE sea life....
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Book Ambassadors: What our envoys abroad are reading this summer

The Irish Times 04 Aug 2020
Mohammad Al Fahim’s book is also the story of the UAE, founded in 1972, and the transformation of its capital, Abu Dhabi, from a small village of pearl-divers to the economic and political powerhouse that it is today....
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Padi selling eco-friendly face masks made from recycled plastic waste

The National 05 Jul 2020
Divers around the world have reported growing traces of discarded gloves, masks and hand sanitiser bottles beneath the waves. Padi's ocean-friendly masks are made out of plastic retrieved from the ocean ... Read More. Padi urges UAE divers to help preserve the ocean from plastic ... Coronavirus. UAE environmentalists sound the alarm on dangers of PPE waste ... ....
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Watch: group of endangered humpback dolphins spotted at Abu Dhabi beach

The National 28 Jun 2020
A pod of humpback dolphins were spotted in shallow waters on Saadiyat Island over the weekend. The group were seen swimming close to the shore in a video shared on the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi’s Twitter feed ... Read More. UAE divers share thrill of swimming with five-metre whale shark. Fujairah divers film friendly whale shark in shallow waters ... ....
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Fujairah's divers build artificial 'mega reef' in a bid to protect UAE sea life

The National 22 Jun 2020
The group of professional divers and volunteers has planted more than 9,000 corals over approximately 600 square metres in UAE waters in the past year ... Particularly lucky divers have even spotted whale sharks in the UAE's waters ... UAE divers share thrill of swimming with five-metre whale shark....
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Divers cut, plant coral off UAE coast to build reef

Gulf Daily News 20 Jun 2020
Off the east coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) coral freshly removed from a reef is cut into pieces and replanted by a group of divers in the waters below. The divers, from the Fujairah Adventure Centre, are building artificial reefs they hope will spur a resurgence in sea life degraded over the years by climate change and development....
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The National 10 Jun 2020
Australian researchers have discovered they were underestimating numbers at the world's largest sea turtle nesting site after turning to drone technology for the first time ... Read More. UAE divers share thrill of swimming with five-metre whale shark. This week in wildlife - pictures of animals around the world ... ....
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UAE author dwells deep into lost world of pearl diving

Gulf News 08 Jun 2020
Deep insights from the epic pearl-diving past of the Emirati people have been brought to the surface in a revealing new book by a UAE national ... The new book uncovers both these aspects, from the odes of fearless peal divers to the craftsmanship of the trade ... sources in the UAE....
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UAE author delves deep into lost world of pearl diving

Gulf News 08 Jun 2020
Deep insights from the epic pearl-diving past of the Emirati people have been brought to the surface in a revealing new book by a UAE national ... The new book uncovers both these aspects, from the odes of fearless peal divers to the craftsmanship of the trade ... sources in the UAE....
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Ras Al Khaimah staycation deal: free zip line ride and children stay and dine free

The National 08 Jun 2020
Children under 12 will also stay and dine for free during these three-night bookings ... Set in a small fishing village against the backdrop of the Hajar Mountains, this family-friendly excursion was set up by the grandson of one of the last pearl divers in the UAE ... Read More ... New safety rules announced for UAE hotels ... Safety guidelines at UAE hotels ... ....
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Ras Al Khaimah staycation deal: free zipline ride and children's meals

The National 07 Jun 2020
Children under 12 will also eat for free during these three-night bookings. Free activity passes ... Set in a small fishing village against the backdrop of the Hajjar Mountains, this family friendly excursion was set up by the grandson of one of the last pearl divers in the UAE ... New safety rules announced for UAE hotels ... Safety guidelines at UAE hotels ... ....
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Ras Al Khaimah staycation deal: free zip line ride and children's meals

The National 07 Jun 2020
Free activity passes ... Set in a small fishing village in Ras Al Khaimah under the backdrop of the Hajar Mountains, this family-friendly excursion was set-up by the grandson of one of the last remaining pearl divers in the UAE ... Children eat free at RAK hotels. Read More ... New safety rules announced for UAE hotels ... Safety guidelines at UAE hotels ... ....
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Ras Al Khaimah staycation deal: free zipline ride and children stay and dine free

The National 07 Jun 2020
Children under 12 will also stay and dine for free during these three-night bookings ... Set in a small fishing village against the backdrop of the Hajjar Mountains, this family friendly excursion was set up by the grandson of one of the last pearl divers in the UAE ... Read More ... New safety rules announced for UAE hotels ... Safety guidelines at UAE hotels ... ....
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