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United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Country (Middle East)

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula, and shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia, while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and IranAbu Dhabi is the nation's capital, while Dubai, the most populous city, is an international hub.

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The United Arab Emirates is an elective monarchy formed from a federation of seven emirates:  Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.

Each emirate is governed and together, they form the Federal Supreme Council; one of them serves as President of the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, the country had a population of 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million were citizens and 7.8 million were expatriates. As of 2020, the United Arab Emirates has an estimated population of roughly 9.9 million. Islam is the official religion and Arabic is the official language. The United Arab Emirates oil and natural gas reserves are the world's sixth and seventh-largest, respectively. The United Arab Emirates has the most diversified economy among the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In the 21st century, the country has become less reliant on oil and gas, and is economically focusing on tourism and business. The government does not levy income tax, although there is a corporate tax in place and a 5% value-added tax was established in 2018.

Map of UAE

Timeline

April 22, 2019
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces official opening of Hyatt Place Dubai.

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By AYA BATRAWY
October 23, 2021
AP NEWS
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach "net zero" greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change.
October 7, 2021
The Economic Times
The UAE, an OPEC member, has in the past 15 years invested $40 billion in clean energy, the government said. Its first nuclear power plant, Barakah, has been connected to the national grid and the UAE aims to produce 14 GW of clean energy by 2030, up from about 100 MW in 2015, it said.
By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press
October 5, 2021
Chron
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced plans...
The Associated Press
October 5, 2021
ABC News
The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to send a probe to land on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter to collect data on the origins of the universe
October 5, 2021
AP NEWS
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced plans to send a probe to land on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter to collect data on the origins of the universe, the latest project in the oil-rich federation's ambitious space program.
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