Country In Depth - UAE

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

  • Capital:Abu Dhabi
  • Population:9.446 million (World Bank, 2014)
  • Languages:Arabic (Official), English, Hindi, Urdu
  • Head of State:President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

‘UN has called a spade a spade’

The report issued by the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that labelled Israel an apartheid state was the topic that made headlines in the region’s newspapers....

Amazing mothers give us great leaders

We are blessed to have leaders in this nation who answer questions truthfully, thoughtfully and directly and believe that, to understand our future, we must not forget our roots....

The homecoming

There were hiccups along the way with recalcitrant workers and inexplicable disappearances, but I am proud to say that things are moving along smoothly....

A space for dialogue and diversity

When people experience cultural events in the UAE, or when they come across the work of Emirati and regional artists abroad, they constitute positive moments of engagement and exchange....