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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Thrive through UAE’s pet perils

Gulf News 13 May 2024
But fear not, by staying clued in on the common pet pitfalls in the UAE and taking proactive measures, we can keep our four-legged pals living their best lives amidst the heat and sand ... Dr Uiase Bin Farooq, Senior Surgeon, Vets in the City Veterinary Clinic, draws attention to the environmental challenges faced by pets in the UAE....

Pets in the City: The rise of pet home services in the UAE

Gulf News 13 May 2024
With busy schedules and a growing awareness of the importance of pet wellness, more UAE residents are turning to specialised services to ensure their pets receive the best care, right in the comfort of their homes ... With tailored care just a phone call away, pets in the UAE are ......

Can UAE residents keep exotic animals at home?

Khaleejtimes 07 May 2024
This has in turn, raised questions regarding the legality of keeping wild animals as pets in the UAE ... Khaleej Times spoke to Barney Almazar, director of Gulf Law in the UAE, Philippines, UK, and Portugal ... Almazar says, "As a general rule, keeping dangerous animals as pets is not only discouraged but prohibited in the UAE."...