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What would you like to know about the United Arab Emirates? Below are some links that will answer most of your questions.

If you don't find the specific information you want, click on "Reference" to the left, select the appropriate specialized collection from the links provided, and search for the United Arab Emirates. When using the reference sources, note the date of the most recent update. Some information, such as the names of current government officials, may be out of date.

General Background:

  1. Index UAE
    Search engine for United Arab Emirates.

  2. UAE Home Page
    Official site.

  3. Library of Congress Foreign Area Handbook
    Authoritative discussions of UAE's history, society, culture, economy, security. Also summaries of the historical setting of the Persian Gulf, the role of Islam, Gulf wars, and much more.

  4. UAE Interactive
    Offers breaking news, a news archive, an on-line tour of the Emirates, and many other features.

  5. Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR)
    The most active "think tank" in the Gulf. Concise information about the UAE.

  6. State Department Background Notes
    A succinct profile of UAE's history, government, politics. Practical information for travelers.


  1. Federal National Council

  2. Dubai Municipality
    News, online government services.

  3. UAE Political Resources

What's New on the Web:

  1. Web sites relating to UAE, compiled by Yahoo
    Includes access to chat groups, news, and specialized web pages as well as a listing of universities, government organizations, and cultural and social resources.

National Press:

  1. Business 24/7
    English language business paper started in late 2007.

  2. Dubai's "Home Town Paper"

  3. UAE Wire Service (WAM)
    Available in Englist and Arabic.


Human Rights:

  1. Human Rights Watch
    Click on the United Arab Emirates.

  2. State Department Human Rights Reports
    Search for the United Arab Emirates.

Oil/Energy & Commerce:

  1. Economic and Trade Practices
    US State Department Reports. Search for the United Arab Emirates.

  2. US State Department Commercial Notes
    Economic trends, economic & trade statistics for the United Arab Emirates.

General Background


What's New on the Web

National Press


Human Rights

Oil/Energy & Commerce


School of International & Public Affairs

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