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US News How have the Emirates have become a must-have power in 50 years?

14:30  30 november  2021
14:30  30 november  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

Sudan: Calls to protest Sunday, 40 dead from the putsch of October 25

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with large oil and gas reserves, the Emirates, very poor in 1971, have become a must-see economic and political power in the Middle East.

ehab Fouad, 64, was still a teenager when he participated fifty years ago at the parade celebrating the birth of the United Arab Emirates , became one of the richest and influential countries of the Gulf . The Egyptian engineer now retired remembers with emotion on December 2, 1971, when he saw for the first time the flag of the new country and proudly brandished the portrait of Sheikh Zayed Ben Sultan Al-Nahyan, Founder Founder of the Emirates . "Whenever I meet people here, I tell them this story," says Fouad. He lives in Dubai, one of the seven emirats of the Federation, with Abu Dhabi, Charjah, Foujaïrah, Ajman, Oum Al-Qaïwaïn and Ras Al-Khaimah, known as the truce states and under British protectorate between 1892 and 1971.

Mohamed Ben Zayed, Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, will meet Recep Tayyip Erdogan

 Mohamed Ben Zayed, Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, will meet Recep Tayyip Erdogan © AFP - Hannah McKay The Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates Mohamed Ben Zayed. This is the first time that the two leaders meet in Turkey for almost ten years. Since the Arab Spring, the two countries oppose almost all major diplomatic files in the region. with our correspondent in Dubai, Nicolas Keraudren is a pragmatic reconciliation. Although diplomatic interests between the United Arab Emirates and Turkey still diverge, the rapprochement between the two countries is very concrete.

The Sheikh Zayed, at the head of the oil emirate of Abu Dhabi, the richest among his six neighbors, wished to unite them in trying to build a powerful state. The country had some 300,000 inhabitants for independence, compared with about 10 million today, including 90% of foreigners, most ineligible for citizenship because of strict rules, such as Mr. Fouad. "Here, some people used to build their homes with

branches and clay bricks. Today, there are only villas and towers," says Fouad.

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of NGOs, however, accuse

emirates of human rights , as well as war crimes during the conflict in Yemen , where the Emirates intervened within a coalition led by the Saudi Arabia. . Despite these accusations, the country attracts many investors and businessmen and attempts to diversify its sources of revenue, including the Tourism or finance, in order to be less dependent on the oil manne. Emirates are a tax haven with a relatively low-tax environment, including total business control by foreigners or offering long-term visas for highly qualified workers, such as doctors, engineers, scientists or artists. Dubai, ancient perlière city, has thus been transformed into an important financial and commercial center, with its forests of skyscrapers, including the highest tower of the world,

The United Arab Emirates will invest $ 10 billion in Turkey

 The United Arab Emirates will invest $ 10 billion in Turkey © ADEM Altan / AFP Prince Emirati Mohammed Ben Zayed and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at their meeting on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Ankara. After years of tension between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, the Hirier Prince Mohammed Ben Zayed was received in Ankara on Wednesday, November 24 by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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and its 828 meters. But the economy of the Emirates, the second of the Arab world behind Saudi Arabia, is based on a low-cost workforce, coming for most Asia and Africa, and generally housed in camps or closed residences. . The country now wishes to assert itself as a regional power, by engaging in conflicts, such as in Yemen, or by acting as a mediator in others, the Middle East and Africa. "The Emirates have long been worried of their relative vulnerability, in a region where they are surrounded by larger and more powerful states, "says AFP Elham Fakhro, in charge of the Gulf for the Crisis Group International Analysis Center (ICG)." After the Independence, the country's foreign policy was relatively neutral, but became more affirmed after the Arab Spring "since 2011, it explains, taking advantage of the relative loss of influence of traditional regional powers such as Egypt , Iraq and Syria.The Emirates, supporters of a hard line with regard to political Islam, took the surprise decision in 2020 to publicize publicly their relations with Israel, in front of the first Arab country with Bahrain to establish DIP links Lomatic with the Hebrew State for decades. "As a regional and international actor committed, we know we need to assume more responsibility for the future orientation of our region," said Anwar Gargash, presidential advisor, at a forum in November.

The United Arab Emirates change their weekend days and reduce the work week .
to align with most countries outside the Arab world, the Emirates shift their days of rest, before Friday and Saturday. They will also go to four and a half days of weekly work. © Ahmed Jadallah People in a shopping center in Dubai, May 28, 2020. Would it be the visit of E Mmanuel Macron who inspires them? The United Arab Emirates decided on a profound reshuffle of their work pace, reports on Tuesday the official press agency WAM . Previously stalled on Friday and Saturday, the Emiratis 9.9 mil

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