United Arab Emirates

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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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Emirates Development Bank's contribution to Industrial GDP grows 80% in 2023, totalling AED4.3 billion

Beijing News 26 Feb 2024
ABU DHABI, 26th February, 2024 (WAM) -- Emirates Development Bank (EDB), the key financial engine of economic development and industrial advancement in the UAE, has unveiled its 2023 results, showcasing an extraordinary year of achievements and strategic milestones ... development....
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EDB’s contribution to Industrial GDP grows 80% in 2023

Gulf Today 26 Feb 2024
Emirates Development Bank (EDB), the key financial engine of economic development and industrial advancement in the UAE, has unveiled its 2023 results, showcasing an extraordinary year of achievements and strategic milestones ... to fostering economic growth and development....
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$50m fund launched for women entrepreneurs in developing world

Dawn 26 Feb 2024
UAE’s total $10m donation ... Welcoming UAE’s contribution, DG Okonjo-Iweala said ... This timely donation not only bolsters our collective efforts towards enhancing fisheries sustainability, facilitating trade for least-developed countries, and empowering women entrepreneurs but also exemplifies the UAE’s pivotal role as the host of MC13, where such....
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WTO summit in Abu Dhabi: Will new global trade deal emerge at 3-day event?

Gulf News 26 Feb 2024
On Sunday, the UAE also announced a $5 million contribution towards the $50 million WEIDE fund for women exporters. The contribution from the UAE aims to benefit developing members and least-developed country (LDC) members, said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs....
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Azizi Developments, RAK Ceramics sign two-year MoU for the supply of tiles and sanitary ware

Eye Of Riyadh 26 Feb 2024
Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, has signed a two-year MoU with RAK Ceramics, the worldwide leading lifestyle solution provider based in the UAE, for the provision of tiles, sanitary ware, premium bathroom mixers, and accessories....
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Ericsson in partnership with e& completes Cloud RAN trial in UAE

GCC Business News 26 Feb 2024
UAE’s e& in partnership with Ericsson has conducted a 5G data call using Ericsson’s Cloud Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture in a lab environment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ... This shift to software-defined functionality enhances cost efficiency and operational agility, driving network optimization and service innovation for e& UAE....
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Saudi Tejoury opens new hub in Dubai

Gulf Today 26 Feb 2024
With a new facility spanning over 5000 square meters, Tejoury’s headquarters in the UAE signifies a major stride in extending its regional footprint and addressing the diverse demands of regional enterprises ... This expansion into the UAE market underscores the company’s commitment to growth and service excellence in the Middle East....
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'Let’s show WTO is alive': UAE foreign trade minister says conference can be 'launch pad' for global trade

Khaleejtimes 26 Feb 2024
We also need to show through the outcomes of this conference that trade and the multilateral system can and will contribute to development ... Dr Al Zeyoudi said that through international trade, the UAE has rapidly transformed into a global and regional trade hub ... WTO launches $50m fund for female entrepreneurs in developing world UAE....
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How UAE-India trade is continuing to grow despite global downturn

The National 26 Feb 2024
India's trade with the UAE has expanded despite a slowdown in global trade, with experts anticipating further growth in volumes between the two countries. Non-oil trade between the Emirates and India grew by 3.9 per cent in 2023, accounting for more than 7.6 per cent of the UAE’s total trade, official data shows....
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Union of Artists: How five artists combined to create Dubai Public Art's first major work

The National 26 Feb 2024
The sculpture was developed by Afra Al Dhaheri, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Asma Belhamar, Khalid Albanna and Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim ... The proposal pivoted on the fact that in an arts scene as rapidly developing as the UAE’s, it was important to capture the spirit of this particular moment ... Of course, this extends to the entire UAE.”....
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Emirati athletes shine at Youth MMA Championship at UAE University in Al Ain

Gulf Today 26 Feb 2024
“These tournaments contribute to developing MMA in the UAE and beyond, refining talent, and preparing them optimally to represent the nation in the IMMAF Youth World Championships, which Abu Dhabi will host for the third year in a row next August,” added Dhaheri....
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Abu Dhabi’s ECA launches 3rd cycle of Parent-friendly Label

The Gulf Time 26 Feb 2024
The Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA), in line with the UAE leadership’s vision and its commitment to early childhood development, has launched its Parent-friendly Label programme for a third cycle and is now accepting applications for organisations to earn the label....
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Meet the Dubai-based teen who has won global recognition for charity fashion shows

The National 26 Feb 2024
And to be the only winner from the Middle East and from the UAE makes it even more exciting," said Eeman ... She has hosted three shows at her school in the UAE and has helped teens in England and India set up the event based on her idea ... "I'm hoping to make this a permanent event every year in schools around the UAE and internationally," Eeman said....

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