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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Raising children in the UAE: Heat, rain and other weather variations to consider

The National 12 Jun 2024
The heavy rains that swept the country this year notwithstanding, weather in the UAE can usually be relied upon to be hot and sunny in the summer, and warm and sunny in the winter ... and Resorts features different themed areas to suit the whole family.Hot weather and UAE schools....

UAE weather: Dust to blow, partly cloudy day ahead

Khaleejtimes 12 Jun 2024
The day will be fair in general and partly cloudy at times, the National Centre of Meteorology has said ... Stay up to date with the latest news ... UAE ... UAE weather ... ....

UAE weather: Chance of rainfall in some areas this afternoon

Khaleejtimes 11 Jun 2024
The weather in UAE on Tuesday (June 11) is expected to be fair in general to partly cloudy at times, according to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) ... The weather department noted while it may rain, weather will still be hot today, with temperatures reaching up to 48ºC in internal areas....

UAE: A beacon of global progress and unity

Gulf News 11 Jun 2024
Over the past fifty years, the UAE has topped global competitiveness reports in many indicators ... Why UAE’s revolutionising rain enhancement program matters How UAE’s media is redefining soft power How UAE overcame impact of extreme weather conditions UAE’s remarkable path to sustainability....

Today's weather: Rain will fall in the Emirates within hours

Akhbrna 11 Jun 2024
There is a possibility of precipitation in several regions of the UAE this afternoon. Weather in the UAE. There's a chance of rain this afternoon in certain places ... The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) predicts fair weather in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday (June 11), with occasional partial cloud cover ... .......

UAE Schengen visa delays: Tearful residents sell Taylor Swift concert tickets, cancel travel plans

Khaleejtimes 11 Jun 2024
Liz is not the only UAE-based 'Swiftie' (a moniker for Taylor Swift fans) who failed to get a Schengen visa appointment ... "Due to the UAE's close proximity and with Europe being an aspirational destination for travellers worldwide, demand for visas to Schengen countries remains high," explained Monaz Billimoria, Regional Head, VFS Global....

UAE weather: Dusty conditions ahead, chance of rainfall in some areas this afternoon

Khaleejtimes 10 Jun 2024
The UAE can expect a fair to partly cloudy weather and sometimes dusty conditions on Monday, June 10, according to the the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) ... An orange alert means that residents must be prepared since hazardous weather events are forecast ... UAE weather ... UAE summer....

UAE Weather Forecast: Clear to Partly Cloudy with Possible Rain Tomorrow

Emirates 24/7 09 Jun 2024
The National Center of Meteorology forecasts that the weather tomorrow in the UAE will be generally clear to partly cloudy and occasionally dusty. There is a chance of some convective clouds forming in the afternoon, particularly in the eastern and southern regions, accompanied by rainfall ... Abu Dhabi 44 31 70 20. Dubai 43 32 65 25 ... Source ... .......

UAE weather: Chance of light rain in some areas

Khaleejtimes 09 Jun 2024
The weather in UAE on Sunday, June 9, is expected to be fair to partly cloudy at times, according to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) ... UAE. Rains expected this weekend as summer weather kicks in UAE summer ... UAE summer....

UAE: Summer longest day in June to extend nearly 14 hours

Akhbrna 09 Jun 2024
UAE Summer Solstice and Weather Forecast ... The high temperatures and varying weather patterns during the UAE's summer solstice and the subsequent months significantly impact daily life and activities ... The UAE's summer solstice marks the beginning of the astronomical summer, bringing with it extreme temperatures and distinct weather patterns....

Watch: Hail in Mleiha, rain in Fujairah, Al Ain, and Ras Al Khaimah

Gulf News 09 Jun 2024
The rains were caused by the formation of rainy clouds in the eastern parts of the UAE ... Instagram page @storm_ae, which shares weather updates across the UAE, shared videos of hail and rain ... Some parts of the UAE experienced strong winds and dust storms, ......

UAE summer: Want to catch hail in June? You can do so right here in the Emirates

Khaleejtimes 08 Jun 2024
It's June, and the UAE has already recorded hail twice this week ... Heavy rains were seen over parts of Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah in keeping with the weekend's weather forecast, and as reported by Khaleej Times earlier ... UAE. Rains expected this weekend as summer weather kicks in UAE rains....

UAE National Metrology Center Issues Weather Forecast for the Week of June 9-13, 2024

Emirates 24/7 08 Jun 2024
The UAE National Metrology Center has released its weather forecast for the upcoming week, detailing expected conditions from Sunday, June 9, through Thursday, June 13, 2024 ... The UAE is expected to experience fair weather overall, with partly cloudy conditions at times ... The weather will remain fair in general with occasional partly cloudy skies....