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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Charities: abandoned pets can die of stress

The National 24 Apr 2019
Charities have urged pet owners to consider the severe stress being left behind can cause to animals in the run up to summer, and what is known as 'abandonment season' ... Pet abandonment became punishable by law in the UAE late last year, but charities say they still regularly see cases ... Pet abandonment now punishable by law in the UAE....
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Pet charities: abandoned pets can die of stress

The National 24 Apr 2019
Charities have urged pet owners to consider the severe stress being left behind can cause to animals in the run up to summer, and what is known as 'abandonment season' ... Pet abandonment became punishable by law in the UAE late last year, but charities say they still regularly see cases ... Pet abandonment now punishable by law in the UAE....
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UAE donates 18 big cats to aid Pakistan zoo's captive breeding programme

The National 18 Apr 2019
The UAE has given a zoo in Pakistan 18 lions and tigers to help widen the gene pool of its big cat breeding programme ... Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & PM gifted 18 BIG Cats to the Lahore Zoo ... Syrian breeders supplying UAE illegal exotic pet trade....
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Sleep myths debunked: No, you really can't get by on five hours of shut-eye

The National 17 Apr 2019
Prise your finger off that snooze button, because we have some bad news for you (and turn off that TV, while you're at it) ... Read More. • Animal instinct. The mental and physical benefits of owning a pet. • How dance keeps people with Parkinson's disease moving in the UAE. • Meet the athletes who overcame limb loss and radiation damage ... Myth ... Myth ... Myth ... ....
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Animal instinct: The mental and physical benefits of owning a pet

The National 14 Apr 2019
Many pet owners find that living with and caring for an animal has serious upsides ... The findings, which were published in January, confirmed what many pet lovers have long suspected ... Another pet owner, who made sure to bring her furry friends with her when she moved to the UAE, is Sophie Elizabeth Caslin ... 73 cats and dogs that need homes in the UAE....
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Snakes become UAE home invaders after savouring winter feast

The National 09 Apr 2019
The UAE's most poisonous creatures ... But bites in the UAE are rare, with fewer than five wild viper attacks reported in the country this century ... ______________ The UAE's most venomous creatures. ... Venomous snakes in the UAE mostly belong to the viper family, and include the saw-scaled viper, carpet viper, and false-horned and horned vipers....
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Garden of evil: On set with the cast of Pet Sematary

The National 04 Apr 2019
We’re stood smack in the middle of a note-perfect recreation of ­Stephen King’s classic, Pet ­Sematary, deep in the dark, wet woods an hour and a half outside of central Montreal ... Clarke strolls back in to the Pet Sematary ... Pet Semetary is in UAE cinemas now Five facts you probably didn't know about Stephen King and 'Pet Sematary'....
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Rescued from the rubbish tip: saving the stray kittens of Azemmour

The National 04 Apr 2019
Take a stroll around any bustling city in the Middle East and you’ll spot a host of cats ... Read More ... the UAE's street cat epidemic. • Pet welfare film aims to challenge attitudes ... 73 cats and dogs that need homes in the UAE ... Out of control ... In the UAE, an estimated 100,000 cats live on the streets of Abu Dhabi alone, with tens of thousands more in Dubai....
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KT for Good: Hotels, cafes in UAE go drastic on plastic

Khaleej Times 28 Mar 2019
In a recent announcement, the Hilton group banned the use of plastic straws from all its UAE hotels ... In addition to carrying out these measures, Hilton properties in the UAE have continued to take additional steps to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics ... This makes them the first hotel in the UAE to become completely PET bottle-free....
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The Abu Dhabi Pet Festival returns for another year

The National 10 Mar 2019
Another year, another festival dedicated to pets ... The Abu Dhabi Pet Festival is designed to raise awareness about animal welfare and pet services in the UAE, including pet health, training, nutrition and fashion. Veterinary specialists will also be on hand to help educate guests about pet care and the resources available in the UAE....
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Exclusive: Book your doc appointment on a mobile app!

AME Info 10 Mar 2019
He founded Okadoc – a mobile application and online platform to book real appointments with a doctor of your choice in the UAE ... Okadoc is leading the way for UAE doctors, hospitals and clinics to go digital ... The company is already operational in the UAE as is expected to expand into Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries soon....
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The long read: the UAE's street cat epidemic

The National 10 Mar 2019
The UAE has a glaring, and growing, problem with stray cats ... Those stark numbers lay bare the vital need to address the UAE's street cat epidemic ... “What we are finding is some people are losing their pets ... Owners who dump their pets are a major part of the stray cat problem, and the UAE government is taking action....
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Pet welfare film aims to challenge attitudes

The National 05 Mar 2019
The two-minute footage features Coco, a young German Shepherd dog, who plays the part of an abandoned pet ... New legislation announced in the UAE in December detailed pet ownership obligations, stating animals should not be abandoned under any circumstances ... Owning a pet is a 15-20 year commitment.” Read More....

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