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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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....

Dubai pets in designer wear to walk the ramp with kids

Gulf News 12 Dec 2019
For the first time in the UAE, a pet festival in Dubai will be hosting a kids and pets fashion show, complete with choreographed catwalks and designer furry wear catering to different seasons ... as required under UAE law, he said, adding the pet must be in reasonably good health....

Want to visit a park? Here is a list of all of them in the UAE

Gulf News 12 Dec 2019
Dubai – When you first land in the UAE, any ideas of a ‘dessert land’ quickly vanish when you step out of the airport and witness the landscaped public spaces ... The capital of the UAE has several parks that offer play areas as well as skate parks or petting zoos to provide something for everyone in the family....

Tortoise found ambling along busy Dubai road finds a new home

The National 11 Dec 2019
Although the reptile is originally native to the southern edge of Sahara Desert, they are unsuited to the searing summer heat of the UAE and can only manage a daytime temperature of about 35C ... Staff at the Green Planet say the discovery in a residential suburb is a reminder of the all-too common problem of pet abandonment in the UAE....

Want to get a pet in the UAE? This is what you need to know.

Gulf News 09 Dec 2019
I am moving to the UAE and want to bring my pet with me ... I am looking for a pet in the UAE ... However, if your heart is set on buying a specific animal or breed, you can approach any of the licensed pet shops in the UAE ... the UAE or will be unable to care for your pet temporarily.....

KBW Ventures puts money in pet food

Gulf News 05 Dec 2019
In a slight departure from its more traditional allocations, Saudi Arabia’s KBW Ventures has participated in a $1.2 million seed funding of a US based pet food business. KBW, incidentally, has a major presence in the UAE real estate landscape, being an equal shareholder in the developer Arada. KBW’s latest funding is in Bond Pet Foods Inc....

Indian women should be able to feel safe in their own country

The National 03 Dec 2019
I write to you in reference to your story Indians demand justice after woman is gang-raped and killed (December 2) ... This is truly horrendous ... They need to tackle this issue seriously and once and for all ... I think we also need to raise public awareness to tackle the problem of animal cruelty, both against stray animals and pets. Elize van Wyk, UAE ... ....

This week in wildlife - the best pictures of animals around the world

The National 22 Nov 2019
... rays found in UAE waters. A guide to professional pet grooming in the UAE....

Portrait of a Nation: The luxury pet hotel owner who proved the doubters wrong

The National 22 Nov 2019
Name of first pet ... When Afra Al Dhaheri declared that she wanted to open a luxury hotel for pets, not everybody took her seriously ... With support from her older sister, who also took out a loan to help, Ms Al Dhaheri was able to open Cloud9 Pet Hotel and Care from a villa in Khalifa City ... the UAE's street cat epidemic ... abandoned pets can die of stress....

Tradesmen of the Middle East in focus for National Geographic Abu Dhabi's Moments photography competition

The National 19 Nov 2019
new documentary series to show the world how the UAE came to be. 15 portraits from pet photoshoots in Dubai ... The competition proved increasingly popular with GCC, and UAE, photographers this year, who constituted one-third of all entries in this year’s edition, doubling last year’s entries from the region....

When laughter is the best medicine

The National 17 Nov 2019
In recent years, for example, doctors have been prescribing eco-therapy constituting walks in the countryside, interacting with animals as pet therapy and watching comedy movies for laughter therapy. In the UAE, my colleagues and I recently ... Mental health help in the UAE....

'Kim Kardashian requested a camel ride on the beach': meet the man who ensures the rich and famous enjoy their holidays in Dubai

The National 14 Nov 2019
The news has broken. an A-list celebrity is planning a trip to the UAE and one man in particular has no time to lose ... Alarm bells may be ringing, but this is no superfan and the arriving VIP has nothing to fear ... Sometimes, they have to be pretty inventive to keep the UAE’s celebrity visitors satisfied ... Read More ... meet the UAE's most pampered pets ... SHARE....

Why more people are leaving dry land to live on a houseboat

The National 07 Nov 2019
meet the UAE's most pampered pets ... “As she gets older and starts moving around more we might have to look into moving back on to dry land, but we love the freedom of the water and we want to continue it as long as possible.” Is living on a boat possible in the UAE?....