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
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News from the Middle East
Arab News says daily coronavirus infection rates reported by Kuwait and Qatar have soared past previous peaks recorded.
Arab News says Lebanon’s public transport drivers blocked roads on Thursday, paralyzing traffic throughout the country in protest against the manipulation of exchange rates.
Arab News says Yemeni government troops drove into Houthi-controlled areas south of the central city of Marib on Tuesday for the first time in months.
Arab News says The UAE on Wednesday reported a surge in daily coronavirus infections with 2,234 cases confirmed.
Arab News says the Libyan presidential election scheduled for Dec. 24 was postponed on Wednesday for at least a month, leaving the internationally-backed peace process in chaos.
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The Guardian says Marks & Spencer and Tesco enjoyed a strong Christmas trading period, partly as the rapid spread of Omicron prompted people to eat and drink more at home.
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France eases travel restrictions for UK travellers. The previously imposed strict COVID rules for arrivals from the United Kingdom have been relaxed from today. France
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Since the pandemic, health and wellness has been given a new face – 2021 saw a rise in the “skinification of beauty.” Vogue spoke to experts who gave their predictions of skincare trends for 2022.
GQ says It’s no secret that we’ve just been through a period that will go down in the annals of sartorial history as the year that fashion forgot.
The Independent says Police in suburban Chicago and downtown San Francisco are investigating brazen thefts of Louis Vuitton merchandise from stores in both cities.
Harry Styles’ new project – a beauty/ life brand – Pleasing has officially dropped. Pleasing includes nail polishes, an illuminating primer serum and a dual-purpose eye and lip oil.
Arab News says happiness reigned in public squares in the Gaza Strip, which saw the distribution of sweets and rejoicing.
France24 says Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tore down a police blockade Monday night in downtown Brasilia.
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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/
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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