2015 in the United Arab Emirates

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The following lists events that happened during 2015 in the United Arab Emirates .

2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

United Arab Emirates Country in Western Asia

The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north. The sovereign constitutional monarchy is a federation of seven emirates consisting of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Their boundaries are complex, with numerous enclaves within the various emirates. Each emirate is governed by a ruler; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the rulers serves as the President of the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, the UAE's population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.

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President of the United Arab Emirates Wikimedia list article

The President of the United Arab Emirates is the head of state of the United Arab Emirates. Officially, he is elected every five years by the Federal Supreme Council, but because the ruler of Abu Dhabi customarily also holds the presidency of the UAE, the office is de facto hereditary. The president is also Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and chairman of the Supreme Council and Supreme Petroleum Council.

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Emirati politician

Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is an Emirati politician who is the current President of the United Arab Emirates, the Emir of Abu Dhabi and the Supreme Commander of the Union Defence Force.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Emirati politician

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. Since his accession in 2006, after the death of his brother Sheikh Maktoum, he has undertaken reforms in the UAE's government, starting with the UAE Federal Government Strategy in April 2007. In 2010 he launched the UAE vision 2021 with the aim of making the UAE 'one of the best countries in the world' by 2021.

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January

Abu Dhabi Capital city of the United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates, and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE's seven emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city of Abu Dhabi has an estimated population of 1.8 million in 2016.

Etihad Airways flag-carrier airline of the United Arab Emirates

Etihad Airways is the second-largest airline in the United Arab Emirates. Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad commenced operations in November 2003.

San Francisco International Airport airport in San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco International Airport is an international airport 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco, California, United States, near Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County. It has flights to points throughout North America and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia.

Sport

January

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

2015 AFC Asian Cup Final

The 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final was a football match which took place on 31 January 2015 at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia, to determine the winner of 2015 AFC Asian Cup. It was played between South Korea and host nation Australia. Australia won the match 2–1 in extra time. Australia, being the winner of the cup final, gained entry in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, which was hosted by Russia.

Deaths

September

Related Research Articles

Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Emir of Dubai

Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also referred to as Sheikh Maktoum (honorific) was the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the emir (ruler) of Dubai.

Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Emir of Dubai

Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Arabic: ٱلـشَّـيْـخ رَاشِـد بِـن سَـعِـيْـد آل مَـكْـتُـوْم‎, translit. Ash-Shaykh Rāshid bin Sa`īd Āl Maktūm) was the Vice-President and 2nd Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. He ruled the emirate for 32 years from 1958 until his death in 1990.

Emirate of Dubai Emirate in United Arab Emirates

The Emirate of Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.

Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC Emirati association football club

Shabab Al Ahli Club is a United Arab Emirates professional association football based in Dubai, that currently play in the UAE Arabian Gulf League. Shabab Al Ahli is one of the most successful clubs in the UAE.

Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Crown Prince of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is popularly known as Fazza, the name under which he publishes his poetry, and which means "the one who helps" in Arabic.

Al Maktoum ruling family of Dubai, and one of the six ruling families of the United Arab Emirates; branch of the Bani Yas clan

The Al Maktoum family is the ruling royal family of Dubai, and one of the six ruling families of the United Arab Emirates. The family is a branch of the Bani Yas clan. The Al Maktoum family descends from the Al Bu Falasah section of the Bani Yas, a tribal federation that was the dominant power throughout most of what is now the United Arab Emirates.

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was the son of United Arab Emirates Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum. He was former Crown Prince of Dubai till 2008 when he was replaced by his brother Hamdan. At the age of 33, he died, according to the official report, of a heart attack on 18 September 2015. He has a son named Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

House of Al Falasi Tribal federation that has been the dominant power throughout most of what is now the United Arab Emirates

The House of Al Falasi is both a name of a tribe and a name of its Al Maktoum branch.

Rashid School For Boys (RSB) is located in the Nad Al Sheba community of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. RSB follows a British curriculum.

Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is a karate and taekwondo athlete and sheikha of Dubai. She is the sister of Sheikha Shamsa (1981), Sheikha Latifa (1985), and Sheikh Majid (1987).

Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Emirati prince

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the deputy ruler of Dubai, and the Chairman of Dubai Media Incorporated. He was named as the deputy ruler of Dubai in February 2008 when his elder brother Hamdan was made crown prince.

On May 19, 2007, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced his plans to give 10 billion USD to set up the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, an educational foundation in the Middle East. This was one of the largest charitable donations in history. Sheikh Mohammed stated that the money is meant to bridge the knowledge gap between the Arab region and the developed world, improving the standard of education and research in the region, developing leadership programs for youth, and stimulating job creation. The announcement was made at the 2007 World Economic Forum in Jordan. The foundation funds in three areas: Culture, Entrepreneurship and Employment; and Knowledge and Education.

The following lists events that happened during 2010 in the United Arab Emirates.

There are thousands of Jordanians living in the United Arab Emirates. As of 2009, their population was estimated at 250,000, an increase from 80,000 in 2003, making them one of the largest Jordanian diaspora communities both worldwide and in the Persian Gulf region and also form the second largest community of non-citizen Arabs in the UAE after the Egyptians. Most Jordanians live in Dubai and the capital, Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority company

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is a public service infrastructure company that was founded on 1 January 1992 by Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It arose from the merger of the Dubai Electricity Company and the Dubai Water Department that had been operating independently until then. These organizations were established in 1959 by sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, former ruler of Dubai. The objective of the state-run company is making available to the people of Dubai an adequate and reliable supply of electricity and water.

The following lists events that happened during 1972 in the United Arab Emirates.

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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