United Arab Emirates. According to countryaah, the current population of United Arab Emirates is 9,890,413. Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash announced in June that the country would end its active efforts in the war in Yemen and that the war was “in effect” over. According to Gargash, the Saudi-led effort had reached its goal, which was to start the political process. The United Arab Emirates had been Saudi Arabia’s most active partner in the war.
The government decided that employers with at least 50 employees as of December must offer free housing to employees with a salary below $ 540 a month. The decision mainly concerned migrant workers from Asia; the emirate citizens made up just over a tenth of the population.
According to thereligionfaqs, one of Emirates airline crashed in August at Dubai airport with 300 people on board. A firefighter was killed in the extinguishing work, but the others involved managed. The airport, which is the world’s largest in terms of international passengers, was closed for several hours.
At the beginning of the year, four emirates were sentenced to death in their absence for joining the Islamic State (IS) terrorist sect in Syria. Not long afterwards, eleven people were sentenced to life imprisonment on charges that they planned to proclaim a caliphate. In October, seven people were sentenced to between ten years and life in prison after being accused of forming a cell with links to the Hizbullah movement in Lebanon. The Arab League and the Gulf Gulf Arab Cooperation Council GCC had in March labeled Hizbullah a terrorist movement because of its support for the regime in Syria.
The climate is subtropical to tropical with very little annual rainfall, which mostly falls in winter; often the rain evaporates before it reaches the ground. It is extremely humid from May to October. The Shamal (“The Northern”), a north-westerly wind that brings a lot of sand and dust with it, blows especially in winter and early summer. It happens that sandstorms blow from Iraq into the UAE. In late summer, a humid southeast wind, known as Sharqi (“The Eastern One”), creates an uncomfortable climate, especially in the coastal region. Inland there is a dry desert climate. In the Hajjar Mountains it is noticeably cooler due to the altitude. On Jebel Jais, a mountain near Ra’s al-Khaimah, it has snowed twice since weather records began.