According to state news agency WAM, the United Arab Emirates is preparing to be the world’s leading travel destination for the next six months during Expo 2020 Dubai, while the local hotel sector has restored pre-pandemic reservation rates.
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Quick summary The share of US dollar reserves held by central banks around the world hit a 25-year low during the fourth quarter of 2020,
UAE Launches a sustainable food valley ‘The Food Technology Valley’. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler
Gold price fell on Tuesday following the peak gains from the past week. The price fell as the dollar rallied, following comments from Jerome Powell,
News from the Middle East
Arab News says Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians and wounded eight others early Friday during a military operation in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
Arab News says THE KILLER of a female university student shot himself after being surrounded by police on Sunday and was later declared clinically dead.
Arab News says Disney and Pixar’s latest movie “Lightyear,” which was slated for a June 16 release, has been banned in the UAE — one of the most liberal countries in the Arab World — over content, including a same-sex intimate scene.
Arab News says the White House and Saudi officials ended weeks of speculation by confirming that President Joe Biden will visit Saudi Arabia on July 15 and 16 at the invitation of King Salman.
Euronews says At least five people are now known to have died in the severe floods that have hit central Turkey.
World Business News
The Independent says MORE than nine in 10 people have seen their living costs rise over the past month, as the price of food, fuel and energy continues to surge, pushing inflation to its highest level in four decades.
The Sun says THE UK’s luckiest street has been revealed after a whopping NINETEEN neighbours scooped life-changing sums on a lottery.
The Metro says TIME IS RUNNING out to spend the last remaining £20 and £50 paper bank notes.
The Guardian says UK INFLATION has increased to 9.1%, the highest rate in 40 years amid record prices for petrol and the soaring cost of food.
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Rail strikes: Millions face travel misery today as railways grind to halt AGAIN amid fears of another walkout in 2 weeks
The Sun says BRITAIN’S railways will grind to a miserable halt again today — amid fears militant unions are already drawing up plans for a crippling second wave of strikes in just two weeks.
The Metro says DOZENS of tourists were allegedly locked in a sweltering airport corridor for an hour, only to find out their flight had been cancelled.
The Metro says STRIKE crisis talks will resume this morning while disruption continues across the network.
BBC News says TRAIN services in Britain will continue to be disrupted on Wednesday as talks resume in a bid to resolve a dispute over jobs, pay and conditions.
Daily Express says AN URGENT drought emergency has been issued in Italy as Lake Como’s levels drop by 16cm in 72 hours.
Many people will choose a diamond for their partner’s engagement ring with rubies and emeralds also popular options. But could a pearl engagement ring be the perfect fit?
It’s the collaboration that has the fashion world excited – luxury Italian fashion house Gucci has teamed up with sportswear giant Adidas.
The Independent says Scarlett Johansson is the latest celebrity to launch their own beauty brand. On 22 February, the 37-year-old actress announced the arrival of her new skincare line, The Outset.
Italian fashion giant Gucci is renowned for their high-end luxury products and remain one of the most valuable international brands in the world.
In Pictures: Russia invades Ukraine – forces launching a major military assault on the country from the north, south and east.
The Guardian says Man charged with murder after nine-year-old girl’s body found in a barrel near Blue Mountains
Arab News says happiness reigned in public squares in the Gaza Strip, which saw the distribution of sweets and rejoicing.
The United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates Country Profile
The United Arab Emirates or UAE is made of a federation of seven emirates along the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, (or pronounced Al Imarates – In Arabic) is a sovereign state in Western Asia at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia and has maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran.
The Emirates was formally united in 1971, with the city of Abu Dhabi serving as the capital.
The UAE has seven states with Abu Dhabi as the Largest, Dubai as the second largest, Sharjah (Al-Shāriqah), ʿAjmān, Umm al-Qaywayn, and Raʾs al-Khaymah and Al-Fujayrah.
The History of The United Arab Emirates UAE
Historically the United Arab Emirates was a domain of individual Arab clans and families, the region now comprising the (UAE) emirates also has been influenced by Persian culture owing to its close proximity to Iran, and the spread of Islam. Its porous maritime borders have for centuries invited migrants and traders from elsewhere.
It is a Muslim country with Shariah law governing the states and one of the most important and influential countries in the Middle East.
In the 18th century, Portugal and the Netherlands extended their holdings in the region but retreated with the growth of British naval power there; following a series of truces with Britain in the 19th century, the emirates united to form the Trucial States (also called Trucial Oman or the Trucial Sheikhdoms). The states gained autonomy following World War II (1939–45) when the trucial states of Bahrain and Qatar declared independent statehood.
Key facts about the UAE
The emirates comprise a mixed environment of rocky desert, coastal plains and wetlands, and waterless mountains.
The port city of Dubai, located at the base of the mountainous Musandam Peninsula, is the capital of the emirate of Dubai and is one of the region’s most vital commercial and financial centres, housing hundreds of multinational corporations in a forest of skyscrapers.
The UAE Flag is made up of Red, Green, White and Black. The UAE currency is Dirham but often US dollars are accepted in most places.
The UAE national language is arabic and is spoken by all the idengenious population. With huge population of immigrants in the country Urdu/Hindi and Russain are widely spoken.
UAE weather is normally super hot, often too sunny and hot in the summer months.
The President is also the Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Armed Forces. The current President is Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who became president on 3 November 2004, following the death of his father, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The UAE’s President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. (See here more info: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14704227)
UAE key history dates
Add a couple of paragraphs about UAE’s history (Wikipedia style) followed by a bullet points list of top 5-10 key historic dates. (See here for more info: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14704414)
UAE culture (includes advice for foreigners and link to the Dubai page)
This section can simply cover the top 5 DOs and DON’Ts when in the UAE and dispel any myths.
This is one of the better lists I could find – we simply need to produce a similar list (no copy/paste as that penalises the website): https://traveltriangle.com/blog/festivals-in-united-arab-emirates/
Doing business in the UAE
The content of this section can be similar to this page: https://www.great.gov.uk/markets/united-arab-emirates/
Please refer to these links too:
UAE visas and entry requirements
Includes a brief cover of the main visa types: tourism, business, medical, residency and links to the official UAE government website for more information and/or links to service providers that can assist with visa applications). See: https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/visa-and-emirates-id
UAE states, monarchy, political system and administration
Travelling to United Arab Emirates is usually very safe. It is one of the most developed nations in the world. However, the recent coronavirus breakout has sparked concerns when travelling to the region.
The Region is rolling out a mass vaccination programme. However, despite that some countries have placed the UAE on high risk list and vice versa.
Currently the UAE has a limited air travel policy into the region.
Here is the Official UAE Health and prevention website
- To prevent the spread of infectious disease health practitioners suggest you catch all your sneezes in a tissue and dispose of it immediately.
- Use hand sanitising gel regularly
- Use a face mask when in public
- Report to emergency services if you have flu like symptoms
- MoHAP launches “Riayati Post Office” service to govern health insurance procedures, and improve patient experience
- MoHAP hosts workshop on "Tatmeen” platform to track pharmaceutical products from production to end-use
- MoHAP, World Health Organization host a scientific symposium on malaria control
- MoHAP showcases ‘Riayati' platform at World Summit on the Information Society Forum
- MoHAP to intensify efforts to reduce hypertension prevalence in the UAE