Latest United Arab Emirates News

US vice president, top officials visit UAE to pay respects

May. 16, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered American delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and meet with the newly ascended president. The trip marks the highest-level visit by...

Filmmaker: Officials arrest Iran movie industry workers

May. 16, 2022 00:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An award-wining Iranian filmmaker said authorities raided the offices and homes of several filmmakers and other industry professionals and arrested some of them. Mohammad Rasoulof said in a statement signed by dozens of movie industry...

World leaders descend on UAE to pay respects to late ruler

May. 15, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An array of presidents and prime ministers continued to descend on the United Arab Emirates Sunday from around the world to pay their respects to the federation's late ruler. They also came to praise his successor, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan — a vivid...

Saudi oil giant Aramco's first-quarter profits surge 80%

May. 15, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oil giant Saudi Aramco said Sunday its profits soared more than 80% in the first three months of the year, as the state-backed company cashes in on the volatility in global energy markets and surging oil prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. ...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE's president

May. 14, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rulers in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appointed Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation's president, signaling both unity and stability in this key energy-rich country that hosts Western militaries. ...

Rulers of United Arab Emirates formally select Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as country's new president

May. 14, 2022 05:26 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rulers of United Arab Emirates formally select Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as country's new president.

UAE's long-ailing leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies at 73

May. 13, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' long-ailing ruler and president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, died Friday, the government announced in a brief statement. He was 73. Sheikh Khalifa oversaw much of the country’s blistering economic growth and...

UAE announces longtime ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died, country to begin 40-days of mourning

May. 13, 2022 06:31 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — UAE announces longtime ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died, country to begin 40-days of mourning.

Emirates Air lost $1 billion, but that's an 80% improvement

May. 13, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world’s biggest airlines and the Mideast’s top carrier, Emirates Air, said Friday it lost $1.1 billion over the past fiscal year, but that figure still marks an 80% improvement from the year before. The airline said revenue was up 91%, reaching...

Iran raises prices of food staples, stirring panic and anger

May. 12, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran abruptly raised prices as much as 300% for a variety of staples such as cooking oil, chicken, eggs and milk on Thursday. Scores of alarmed Iranians waited in long lines to snatch up bundles of food and emptied supermarket shelves across the country in the...