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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Clean-up begins after at least one dead in heavy UAE rain, floods

The News International 18 Apr 2024
An SUV splashes through stagnant water on a road with the Burj Al Arab hotel seen in the background in Dubai, UAE on April 16, 2024 ... Climate scientists say that rising global temperatures, driven by man-made climate change, is leading to more extreme weather events, including intense rainfall like the UAE storm....
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Dubai roads, airport reel from floods after record rains

Guam Pacific Daily News 18 Apr 2024
The storms hit the UAE and Bahrain overnight Monday and on Tuesday after previously lashing Oman, where 19 people were killed including children. Maryam Al Shehhi, senior weather forecaster at the UAE's National Center of Meteorology, denied a report that the UAE had carried out cloud seeding -- spraying chemicals to increase rainfall....
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid commends UAE's resilience amidst recent weather conditions

Gulf News 17 Apr 2024
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has commended the nation’s resilience in the face of the exceptional weather conditions experienced by the country recently ... rains in UAE....
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UAE President: Safety and security of citizens and residents is UAE government's top priority

Gulf News 17 Apr 2024
UAE announces end of unstable weather that brought heaviest-ever rains Heavy rains in UAE ... The UAE President also directed that the necessary support be provided to all families impacted by the severe weather, ordering the transfer of affected families to safe locations in cooperation with local authorities....
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Dubai rains: All you need to know about cloud seeding that may have caused flooding in the Gulf

Live Mint 17 Apr 2024
The arid nation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) received 'heaviest rain ever' on Tuesday, leading to flooding in Dubai.The rain was called “a historic weather event” that surpassed “anything documented since the start of data collection in 1949,” by the state-run WAM news ......
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UAE's NCM denies cloud-seeding rumours as emirates see heaviest rainfall on record

Khaleejtimes 17 Apr 2024
No cloud-seeding missions were conducted on Tuesday when the UAE saw torrential rains that disrupted life across the country, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) ... Rubbishing widespread claims on the Internet, the weather expert added ... “The presence of convective clouds forming over the UAE triggered a series of weather events....
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Heavy rains in UAE: No cloud seeding done, confirms Met Office

Gulf News 17 Apr 2024
Don't fall for fake news – it was not cloud seeding that caused heavy rains in the UAE, the Met Office has confirmed in an exclusive interview with Gulf News ... Weather situation in the region. The NCM was closely analysing the weather situation developing in the region, especially the neighbouring parts of Saudi Arabia and Oman ... Stable weather ahead....
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Safety and security of citizens and residents is UAE government’s top priority, says President

Gulf Today 17 Apr 2024
The UAE President also directed that the necessary support be provided to all families impacted by the severe weather, ordering the transfer of affected families to safe locations in cooperation with local authorities ... noting it to be a true essence of the UAE identity....
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Record-breaking rainfall drops in UAE

Xinhua 17 Apr 2024
This significant weather event, it says, has contributed to an increase in the UAE's annual average rainfall and helped bolster the country's groundwater reserves ... the UAE and Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal, set to be played in Al Ain, was postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions....
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UAE on red alert: Govt urges residents to avoid stepping out amid unprecedented rains

The News International 17 Apr 2024
Forecasters predicted the ongoing unstable weather patterns from Tuesday through Thursday, driven by a prolonged "low surface pressure" system and two waves of turbulent weather sweeping across the UAE. In response to the escalating weather conditions, the UAE government directed ......
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UAE President: Safety and security of citizens and residents is UAE government’s top priority

Emirates 24/7 17 Apr 2024
The UAE President also directed that the necessary support be provided to all families impacted by the severe weather, ordering the transfer of affected families to safe locations in cooperation with local authorities ... to be a true essence of the UAE identity....
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What is cloud seeding and is it linked to Gulf flooding?

The New Arab 17 Apr 2024
Authorities and communities across the United Arab Emirates were clearing debris on Wednesday after the UAE faced the heaviest rain in the nation’s history. The UAE witnessed a record rainfall with 254 mm falling in Al Ain on Tuesday in less than 24 hours, according to the National Meteorology Centre (NMC)....
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UAE rains: Private sector firms urged to allow flexible work patterns for employees on Day 3

Khaleejtimes 17 Apr 2024
Private sector has been urged to allow employees in the UAE to apply flexible work patterns due to the impact of unstable weather conditions across the country, as per an announcement by the The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) ... UAE announces remote work for ......
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