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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Sharjah rescuers save sick falcon from animal market

The National 25 Jan 2020
A UAE pet market with a history of complaints over animal welfare has come under fire again for attempting sell a sick falcon ... A falcon represents the UAE ... “A falcon represents the UAE ... Last week they were visiting Sharjah Animal Market to buy food supplies for various abandoned pets when they spotted the falcon....

Wildlife attitudes must be changed

Gulf Daily News 25 Jan 2020
There is a growing demand for exotic pets in the GCC, especially in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and this is fuelling the smuggling of cheetahs out of Ethiopia ... Smugglers then move the animals to Hargeisa, the capital of self-declared independent Somaliland, and then traffick to Saudi Arabia and the UAE through Yemen....

Groomed and ready for a healthy life

Gulf News 23 Jan 2020
“The grooming requirements are different for every pet,” says Duarte ... Some pets might be ... Given the high temperatures, especially during the summer, pets in the UAE require an extra bit of TLC. “As the soil is very dry and temperatures are very high in the UAE, pets that go outdoors would require paw and pad conditioning,” says Duarte....

Get your furry friends off their beds

Gulf News 23 Jan 2020
Inactivity in pets is a huge problem in the UAE, given their owners’ busy work schedule and sedentary lifestyle, says Dr Kathleen Leguin, Practice Manager and Veterinary Surgeon at Pets Health Veterinary Clinic ... “Being overweight is the biggest issue facing pets in the UAE, which is a result of inactivity,” she says ... Top tips to keep your pet active....

The Debt Panel: 'I lost my job as a pilot, so can I repay my Dh666,000 debt from the US?'

The National 21 Jan 2020
I am 42, a single mother to a teenage son and a US citizen, who now lives back in the States after losing my job in the UAE as a pilot 10 months ago ... I have been trying to find a pilot's job in the UAE again but in the meantime I am working in the US as a safety officer earning $8,200 (Dh30,120) after taxes ... My debts in the UAE are. ... Pet care....

How my cats dictate where I move to in Abu Dhabi

The National 17 Jan 2020
Over budget, not enough space, no parking, not pet-friendly – those are some of the issues I’ve encountered while apartment hunting in Abu Dhabi ... The mental and physical benefits of owning a pet ... cats and dogs that need homes in the UAE ... the UAE's street cat epidemic ... When I arrived in the UAE in 2014, a studio seemed to be the natural choice....

Rain in the UAE: 10 things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this washed-out weekend

The National 11 Jan 2020
Read More ... 51 things to do in the UAE this January. Yas Pet Festival is returning to Abu Dhabi ... Read ... Head to the cinema ... The same is not true of the UAE ... Whether you opt for a mani-pedi, a facial or a full-body massage, indulge in a little me-time at salons and spas around the UAE ... Hit up an escape room for the day, and there are plenty around the UAE ... ....

The Yas Pet Festival is coming back to Abu Dhabi

The National 08 Jan 2020
The Yas Pet Festival is returning for the second year ... From the same organisers as the Abu Dhabi Pet Festival, this event will focus more on pet and owner interaction ... Guests are welcomed to come with or without pets ... Only dog breeds and pets permitted under UAE Animal Welfare Laws will be admitted into the festival....

Money & Me: 'We pay Dh10,000 to fly our dog to the UK every summer'

The National 02 Jan 2020
Farah Al-Khojai is managing partner of ethical pet shop chain Pet's Delight and wholesaler Arab Land Trading, which was set up in 2001 when her family struggled to find suitable nutrition for their dogs ... We started delivering in our car, predominantly to veterinary clinics, then pet shops ... Does it cost more to be an ethical pet owner in the UAE?....

Dubai teen designs 2020 calendar to promote dog adoption

Gulf News 01 Jan 2020
Apeksha Binoj, UAE’s youngest fashion designer is having a shoot of models wearing her clothes along with abandoned dogs for making a 2020 calendar that will help spread awareness about abandoned pets Photo ... Apeksha Binoj, UAE’s youngest fashion designer is having a shoot of ......

Do you know about zoonotic diseases? Dubai Municipality asks

Gulf News 25 Dec 2019
Questions are also asked to check if residents are aware of how some of the zoonoses are spread, the risks of pets spreading zoonotic diseases and the ways to prevent them ... “It is through the rabies vaccination awareness and pet registration that the UAE has managed to get a globally-acknowledged ‘low risk status of rabies disease’,” she added....

Adopt don't shop: the cats and dogs that need homes in the UAE

The National 22 Dec 2019
A list of the animal rescue organisations in the UAE. Looking for a new family pet? Here are the links to visit when it comes to adopting... Adopt-a-Cat UAE ... Looking for a new furry friend to add to the family? Before looking for a pet shop or breeder, consider adopting one of the many animals looking for their forever homes in the UAE....

Dubai attraction inundated with calls to take abandoned animals

The National 13 Dec 2019
Pet abandonment is a major issue across the UAE, and one which the government has sought to address through legislation ... Pet abandonment now punishable by law in the UAE ... She urged anyone taking on a pet in the UAE to save for the day they leave, so they have the funds to take the animal with them....

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