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.

Latest News for: Pets uae


Dubai princess shares video of tiny kitten standing up to three tigers in her palatial grounds

The Independent 24 Nov 2021
It is legal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to keep big cats as pets ... The kitten is then surrounded by the tigers, who keep pushing it around ... ....

Cats or dogs? How to choose your pet in the UAE

Gulf News 07 Nov 2021
Considering a pet for your family? It’s a great idea – studies show a multitude of benefits to having pets ... Can I travel with my pet when I am moving out of the UAE? ... “A pet is a lifelong commitment and is a decision not to be taken lightly ... Age of pet ... Daycare/pet sitter....

Readers' letters: A reader writes about how the UAE takes lead in post-pandemic resurgence, another highlights the need for social commitment

Gulf News 02 Nov 2021
UAE sets an example. To say that UAE is the most resilient country is not an exaggeration (“UAE economy firmly on post-pandemic resurgence mode”, Gulf News, September 26) ... UAE. Why you need pets. Have you ever thought of having pets? (“Pets helped us cope during coronavirus pandemic, say UAE residents”, Gulf News, January 04) ... UAE ... UAE....

8 cool little-known facts about animals that kids will love

Gulf News 01 Nov 2021
The UAE offers a number of engaging encounters for the young ones; there are petting zoos and cat cafes and giant aquariums as well ... There are plenty of horse-riding classes in the UAE, including at the Emirates Equestrian Centre ... Want to meet a penguin right here in UAE? You can thanks to Ski Dubai’s penguin encounter option....

5 things you can do in Ajman this weekend

Gulf News 28 Oct 2021
If you have lived in the UAE for a while, you may have visited Ajman – whether it involved a trip to Ajman beach, or for shopping expeditions ... Visit the UAE Pygmy Zoo. If you are not up for a kayaking session to see flamingoes in the wild, there is a smaller flamingo lake at the UAE Pygmy Zoo, which is also in the same development....

Bird’s journey: From Kabul chaos to first French lesson

The Philadelphia Inquirer 10 Oct 2021
... who arrived "exhausted" and carrying the bird, named Juji, at the Al-Dhafra Air Base in the UAE during the chaotic evacuations from Kabul....

Mynah miracle: Rescued Afghan bird learns French

Taipei Times 07 Oct 2021
A mynah bird that was brought from Afghanistan by a girl fleeing the Taliban has learned to say bonjour after finding a new home with French Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Xavier Chatel ... at the Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE during the chaotic evacuations from Kabul....

French ambassador takes Afghan refugee’s pet bird under his wing

Arab News 07 Oct 2021
It may not be among the usual tasks for a top diplomat, but the French ambassador to the UAE has found himself caring for a pet bird left behind by an Afghan refugee girl ... Amid the intense few weeks of overseeing the evacuations through the UAE to France, Chatel took the bird to his residence....

Mynah miracle: rescued Afghan bird learns to say bonjour

The New Arab 07 Oct 2021
Ambassador Xavier Chatel said he was moved by the little girl, who arrived "exhausted" and carrying the bird, named Juji, at the Al-Dhafra airbase in the UAE during the chaotic evacuations from Kabul. The girl was left in tears after being told she could not take her pet on ......

UAE: French envoy houses evacuated Afghan girl's pet bird

Khaleej Times 06 Oct 2021
In a heart-warming act of kindness, the French envoy in Abu Dhabi has offered a new home to a pet bird of an Afghan girl ... So, Xavier Chatel, the French Ambassador to the UAE, brought Alia's pet to his official residence ... a bird ... ALSO READ.. Afghan evacuees in UAE recall horror, tears as they fled Kabul ... Evacuated Afghan families find aid, relief in UAE....

How to microchip and register your pet in Dubai

Gulf News 05 Oct 2021
DUBAI - If you have ever lost your pet, you can understand the anxiety and frustration pet owners face in such a situation. Microchips in pets can be extremely helpful if your pet goes missing. A lost pet, if found by someone, can be returned to its family if the microchip is scanned by a veterinary clinic ... How do I get my pet microchipped?....