The UAE recalled its ambassador to Iran on Thursday in protest of a visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a disputed island.
For centuries, Bedouins relied on camels for transportation. Today, camel milk has become a big commercial opportunity.
New details have emerged in the United Arab Emirates' shuttering last week of two nongovernmental organizations that worked primarily on promoting democracy.
Two nongovernmental organizations that worked primarily on promoting democracy abroad were shuttered by the government of the United Arab Emirates this week.
If the best architecture aims at eternity, to paraphrase famed English architect Christopher Wren, then these new hotels are bound to be immortal.
FACETIME -- HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi. Minister of Foreign Trade, UAE South Korea's National Oil Corporation recently signed a multi-billion dollar deal with the UAE to explore three undeveloped oil fields. Trade between the UAE and South Korea is booming. This week MME caught up with the UAE's Minister of Foreign Trade, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al-Qasimi and asked her about these flourishing trade ties.
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should "retract their decision to cancel the residency permits of dozens of Syrians who took part in a peaceful protest against the Syrian government in Dubai," Human Rights Watch said in a statement Friday.
Emirati authorities canceled dozens of Syrians' residency permits after a protest against the Syrian government in the United Arab Emirates, sources said.
The United Arab Emirates gives a group of Syrians 10 days to leave the country. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
Mainsail's Shirley Robertson becomes the first woman to take part in a Dhow race in the UAE.
Over the past decade the Middle East has made a massive move to secure some of the world's major sporting events. Abu Dhabi won the right to host a Formula One Grand Prix beginning in 2009, Qatar was successful in its FIFA World Cup bid for 2022 and the world's top tennis players and golfers regularly head to the region for big tour tournaments.
A member of one of the ruling royal families in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali al Nuaimi's work as an environmental campaigner might seem an unlikely vocation.
This month Road to Rio: A Green City journey is touching down in the United Arab Emirates. In the wake of an inconclusive United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, CNN's Rima Maktabi, Leone Lakhani and Nick Glass head to Abu Dhabi, soon-to-be host city of the World Future Energy Summit. The capital's conference center will host the likes of Ban Ki Moon from January 16-19, 2012.
During the summer months, in the arid, subtropical coastal plains of the United Arab Emirates, temperatures rise to 40 Celsius plus -- while average rainfall is a desolate four inches a year.
The United States and the United Arab Emirates have signed a deal for a missile-defense system in the Persian Gulf country, the Pentagon said Friday.
This month on Inside the Middle East, CNN travels to explore the constantly-expanding city of Abu Dhabi and talk to Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education. Meanwhile, CNN Special Corrrespondent Philippe Cousteau embarks on his first visit to the Middle East and Schams Elwazer visits the Abu Dhabi Science Festival.
CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Sheikh Mohammed, PM of UAE, about life in the UAE, freedom of the press and security.
The ruler of the United Arab Emirates has pardoned five political activists who were sentenced to prison, the government announced Monday.
The supreme court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced democracy activist Ahmed Mansour to three years in prison on Sunday.
Fernando Alonso is determined to banish his demons in Abu Dhabi as he returns to the track where his 2010 Formula One world championship chances disintegrated.
The trial of five activists in the United Arab Emirates is "grossly unfair" and "has no basis in international law," an observer appointed by a coalition of international human rights groups said Thursday.
The trial of five Emirati activists charged with publicly insulting the UAE president and other top officials resumed Sunday without the defendants, but with the courtroom open to media and representatives from human rights groups for the first time in the trial's five sessions, which began on June 14. A police officer told the Federal Supreme Court judge that the defendants refused to come to court as the state prosecution presented its case.
An international footballer who played for the United Arab Emirates, and who became an internet sensation after scoring a backheeled penalty, has died following a car accident near the country's capital, Abu Dhabi.
With the world's highest per capita ecological footprint, the United Arab Emirates is not an obvious green hub.
Four human rights organizations are urging authorities in the United Arab Emirates to drop charges against five pro-democracy activists.
The United Arab Emirates has announced a huge increase in the number of people who will take part in an upcoming election to choose the members of its advisory legislative body.
Manchester City announced a deal with Etihad Airways on Friday which will see the English football club rename their home stadium.
Sustainability is the biggest issue facing global business in the 21st century. While breakthroughs like improved battery technology will likely provide a solution to the CO2 challenge, another issue -- "Global Gridlock" -- is quietly taking its place.
A young cheetah has been captured while wandering the streets of Abu Dhabi, an animal welfare activist said Sunday.
A judge in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday sentenced an American to one month in jail for being in possession of police handcuffs, his lawyer said.
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have arrested a prominent human rights activist and four others on accusations that include opposing the government, the state-run WAM news agency reported Monday.
Three activists have been detained in the United Arab Emirates in the past three days, according to a fellow Emirati activist.
A group of 133 United Arab Emirates nationals have petitioned the president of the country for direct elections.
Alternatives to energy from crude oil will solve the gas price influx, the fastest and highest since hurricane Katrina.
A plane crashed Sunday night shortly after takeoff from the United Arab Emirates, killing the four people -- all of them Americans -- who were aboard, officials said Monday.
An eye-catching spiral skyscraper with a garden on every level is being planned for Abu Dhabi.
Martin Kaymer looks set to leapfrog Tiger Woods as the world's number two golfer as the German closed on victory at the European Tour event in Abu Dhabi.
Beginning in January, Canadian citizens visiting the United Arab Emirates will have to pay as much as 1,000 Canadian dollars to obtain a visa, according to the website of the UAE Embassy in Ottawa.
Soured relations between Ottawa and Abu Dhabi will change travel procedures for Canadians coming to the UAE.
A court in the United Arab Emirates says a man is permitted under Islamic law to physically discipline his wife and children as long as he leaves no marks and has tried other methods of punishment, the country's top court ruled.
CNN's Errol Barnett reports on the resumption of Blackberry usage in the UAE.
Connect the World continues its series of connecting two countries with one another. See what connects Panama and UAE.
UPS has identified two pilots killed in a plane crash in the United Arab Emirates on Friday.
The United Arab Emirates on Saturday expressed concern about a German court's decision to release an alleged Israeli agent being investigated in connection with a Hamas leader's murder in Dubai.
Four days after an al Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility for targeting an oil tanker, the United Arab Emirates government has acknowledged that it was indeed attacked, state media said Friday.
The traditional dhow is making a comeback as the racing boat of choice for young Emiratis.
There is a communication problem between the Middle East and Research in Motion (RIM) surrounding a device designed to enhance dialogue -- the BlackBerry.
Iraqi kids find a musical escape
Officials in the United Arab Emirates have put the BlackBerry smartphone under review as potential national security threat, according to WAM, the UAE's official state news agency.
The government of the United Arab Emirates has prohibited the public use of loud vuvuzelas, the horns made popular by World Cup fans.
The Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi is certified by the Guinness World Records as the world's furthest leaning man-made tower.
Chalk another record to the United Arab Emirates' collection.
In focus -- Technology transfer
A team of oil spill experts were on standby in the United Arab Emirates, ready to help in the Gulf of Mexico cleanup efforts if called to do so, officials in the Middle Eastern country told CNN Sunday.
"Sex and the City 2", produced by Warner Bros., also owned by CNN's parent company Time Warner, faces a ban in Abu Dhabi.
Carrie Bradshaw and her friends are packing their suitcases, putting on their high heels and heading to Abu Dhabi, where luxury hotels and pristine beaches serve as a glamorous backdrop for their next adventure.
Four cheetah cubs have been born at a nature reserve in the UAE -- the first cheetahs born in the wild in the region since the animal became extinct in the Arabian Peninsula in 1972.
The body of the managing director of one of the richest investment funds in the world was found Tuesday, four days after he disappeared after a plane crash in Morocco, the official Moroccan news agency reported.
CNN's Leone Lakhani reports on the funeral of the head of Abu Dhabi's sovereign fund.
Rescue teams continued searching Sunday for the managing director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Fund, missing after the glider plane he was traveling in crashed into a lake in Morocco on Friday, the state news agency of the United Arab Emirates reported.
The managing director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Fund is missing after his glider plane crashed into a lake in Morocco, the state news agency of the United Arab Emirates reported Friday.
MME takes a look at how the UAE government plans to create skilled labor and how women are driving the change.
Monaco and Abu Dhabi are both exclusive tax havens known for high-profile monarchs and ostentatious displays of wealth.
British authorities are investigating passport fraud in a Dubai murder. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
Nice curves, full lips, firm ears and long whiskers -- it's a tall order to be a pageant-winning camel these days.
Tracey Holmes speaks to the energetic young Nayla about her film, her ambitions, and the issues facing her generation.
A United Arab Emirates sheikh was acquitted Sunday of charges connected to the videotaped beating and torture of an Afghan grain dealer.
A South Korean consortium has won a $20.4bn contract to develop civilian nuclear power plants for the United Arab Emirates, beating French, US and Japanese rivals to win one of the world's largest nuclear tenders on offer.
The United Arab Emirates on Sunday stepped in to shore up its banks and head off any potential capital flight as the nation's federal authorities attempted to counter concerns over Dubai's debt problems.
The United Arab Emirates has seized a ship believed to be carrying North Korean weapons to Iran in what is believed to be first case of disguised cargo confiscated under tightened U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang, diplomats said Friday.
President Obama on Thursday sent a civil nuclear agreement with the United Arab Emirates to the Senate for ratification, but its passage remains uncertain, thanks to a recently disclosed video.
A video tape shows a member of the UAE royal family allegedly torturing another man. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
A member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi who was captured on videotape torturing an Afghan grain dealer has reportedly been detained, a senior U.S. State Department official told CNN Saturday.
Not only is Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the United Arab Emirates, the first female minister of economy in the Gulf, and the first to start a Middle Eastern BB marketplace, but she's also the first minister - anywhere in the world - to launch her own perfume line.
Israel's Andy Ram will be able to play in the Dubai Tennis Championships next week after being granted a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates.
The United States signed an agreement Thursday on civil nuclear cooperation with the United Arab Emirates.
The Bush Administration wants to provide nuclear technology to the United Arab Emirates. CNN's Kitty Pilgrim reports.
The British Foreign Office has warned its nationals -- traveling to or living in the United Arab Emirates -- about the increased threat of a terrorist attack.
The United Arab Emirates is expected to soon name an ambassador to Iraq and could open an embassy in the war-ravaged nation, Iraqi officials said Thursday.
They're doing the same job. But suddenly Dubai's migrant workers are earning a lot less money.
This week the who's who of the United Arab Emirates rubbed shoulders at a Gala dinner. Business people talked deals, swapped business cards and rubbed shoulders with government elite -- in China.
You expect a motorist to shell out a little extra cash for a vanity license plate.
The declining dollar, surging oil prices, and exploding growth across the Persian Gulf are causing inflation levels to rise. Kuwait has already abandoned the dollar. And some analysts say the rest of the GCC may have to do the same to fight inflation. But do the Gulf banks agree? And how far do they think switching to a basket of currencies will bring down prices?
Gunmen kidnapped a United Arab Emirates diplomat in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood Tuesday evening, wounding his bodyguard in the process, police said.
Although only the narrow Straits of Gibraltar separate Morocco from Spain, the announcement last week of huge capital investment by the United Arab Emirates has brought the Gulf states economically closer to the North African country than their European neighbors.
A note from Erick Schonfeld: After six years of writing Future Boy, I'm handing the reins to my colleague Chris Taylor to focus on features for the magazine and my B2Day blog, which you can also subscribe to by e-mail or RSS. Taylor shares my interest in the Internet and new media, but he's also interested in other boundaries of technology, like space, the subject of his first Future Boy column.
In a step toward its first political reforms, the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday it will hold the first elections for its consultative council since the nation was founded in 1971.
Days before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Saddam Hussein agreed in principle to accept an offer of exile from the United Arab Emirates, but the deal fell through, a UAE government senior official told CNN.
In the UAE, impatience is seen as bad form.
The eldest son of the late leader of the United Arab Emirates has been elected successor to his father, official sources have told CNN.
The eldest son of the late leader of the United Arab Emirates has been elected successor to his father, official sources told CNN.
A bomb threat temporarily closed the U.S. Embassy and consulate general offices in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, according to a senior United Arab Emirates official and a statement from the embassy.
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