Alcohol is a a crucial source of tax and general revenue for this Islamic city-state, which has a vast population of foreign workers
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is a federal absolute monarchy sovereign state. It borders Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran. The official religion of the UAE is Islam. There are more Sunni than Shi'ite Muslims.
The country is a federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch, and together they form the Federal Supreme Council.
The UAE's oil reserves are the seventh-largest in the world. However, the country has started to become less reliant on oil and gas than in previous years and has shifted its economic focus towards business and tourism.
The coronavirus crisis and oil price warfare have given Saudi Arabia and UAE critical leverage on a struggling Oman. It could be the end of Muscat’s maverick independent foreign policy, with repercussions across the Mideast
The pain felt in many industries due to global travel disruptions and the closure of most public venues is spreading to the contracting and oil industries in the Arab world's largest economies
That Israel’s prime minister tasked Mossad head Yossi Cohen with a frantic quest to source coronavirus kit in the Gulf is the most serious indictment of Netanyahu yet
Friday's phone call is the first publicized contact between an Arab leader and Syrian President Bashar Assad
With oil prices in free fall, and the very survival of their regimes at stake, many countries in the Middle East are running out of options — and the entire world might pay the price
The exercise saw 4,000 U.S. troops as well as Emirati troops storm the imaginary city of al-Hamra, complete with multi-story buildings, an airport control tower, an oil refinery and a central mosque
In 2018, the daughter of the emirate's ruler planned to escape from her life in Dubai. She was soon captured off the coast of India and hasn't been seen by her friends since
The emirate is still suffering from the bad times that followed the global economic crisis. If Iranians don't step in, other foreigners might by snapping up property
It was too early to ban public gatherings in the business, trade and tourism hub, the official from the UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority said
Production in reactor originally due to open in 2017 expected to start later this year
The daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump was delivering the keynote address at the two-day Global Women’s Forum held in an opulent resort overlooking the city's Persian Gulf coastline
The risk of a military confrontation is higher in the Strait of Hormuz than anywhere else in the Gulf region, Oman's foreign minister said
The counter-terrorism command of London's Metropolitan police has a war crimes unit tasked with investigating alleged war crimes and torture
One diplomat said Saudi Arabia wanted a new arrangement with Qatar that would involve Doha making fresh commitments
Invoking U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani, ambassador in Iraq says Tehran wants to resolve differences with Gulf states 'as quickly as possible'
A vague outline of the plan sent by the White House ahead of the event left out key parts, diplomat argues, which is why three Arab states sent diplomats to it
UAE minister posts Bret Stephens' opinion article, in which the journalist wrote that 'the Arab world has more important challenges to deal with than Palestinian statehood'
UAE official declined to say which of the UAE's seven emirates the family were being treated in, had visited, or which airport they arrived in
Seeping from fracturing seabed, tectonic plate movement and deep-water super-saline pools is as much as produced by Kuwait or the UAE, a team from Max Planck determines
For more than half a century, a powerful convergence of interests has united Israel and Oman, the third Arab country after Lebanon and Jordan to maintain secret ties with the Mossad
A passenger at LAX in Los Angeles was quarantined and taken to the hospital American Airlines confirmed in a statement Thursday
South Korea, the world’s fifth-largest crude oil importer and one of Iran’s major oil customers, stopped importing Iranian crude from May after waivers of U.S. sanctions ended
Cairo’s latest venture highlights the bitter rivalries between Egypt and Turkey over the increasingly fraught battleground of Libya
Gulf allies have been questioning Trump’s reliability as a security partner
The annular eclipse, in which 90 percent of the sun was covered by the moon, was visible for less than three minutes
Popular Messaging App Is UAE Spy Tool, Developed by Firm Employing ex-NSA and Israeli Intel Officers
ToTok, developed by firm that lures ex-Israeli intel officers with huge salaries, is used by UAE government to keep track of its users
The biggest world's fair in history may not cover its costs, but organizers are hoping the deals signed will make it worthwhile for local businesses
Mohammed Dahlan, who lives in the United Arab Emirates and is a fierce critic of Erdogan, is accused of having played a role in the failed attempted coup of July 2016
Richard Clarke, a counterterrorism czar to Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, warned the U.S. Congress after 9/11 that the country needed more expansive spying powers - he later took that idea to the UAE