UAE Current Affairs - 2020

Abraham Accord: Israel, Bahrain and UAE sign peace agreement

On September 15, 2020, US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and foreign ministers of Bahrain and UAE signed the historic peace agreement Abraham Accord. It is the first peace deal between Israel and Arabs in 26 years. About the deal According to the deal, the UAE and Bahrain will exchange ambassadors with Read More…

Arab World’s first ever nuclear reactor starts its operation

Oil-rich Gulf state UAE finally starts its first-ever nuclear reactor “Barakah” at Abu Dhabi on the Gulf coast. Barakah was expected to start its operation in 2017. However, due to various safety issue, it kept on getting delayed. Barakah in Brief Developed in a joint venture with the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Read More…

New Natural Gas Reserves discovered in UAE

On February 2, 2020, the United Arab Emirates discovered shallow natural gas reserves of about 80 trillion cubic feet. The reserve was discovered between the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Highlights In November 2019, UAE announced the discovery of 7 billion barrels of oil. This raised the crude reserves of the country to 105 Read More…

Abu Dhabi selected as World’s leading Sports Tourism Destination

Abu Dhabi has been selected as the World’s leading Sports Tourism Destination for seventh time in a row. This time the coveted award was conferred at 26th edition of World Travel Awards (WTA), being held in Muscat, Oman. In 2019, Abu Dhabi gained many prestigious accolades, including being selected as Best City Break at UK’s Read More…

Sharjah International Book Fair 2019

The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2019, an annual international book fair was inaugurated in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was inaugurated by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the sovereign ruler of Emirate of Sharjah and the Federal Supreme Council Member. The debut edition of SIBF was launched in 1982. Key Highlights Read More…