Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: United Arab Emirates

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: United Arab Emirates

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Nov. 8: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced that 38 Emiratis had been chosen to become the first UAE nationals to work in the country's civilian nuclear energy program. They received scholarships to study engineering in the UAE and abroad. The UAE was weighing offers from several foreign companies to build its first nuclear reactors. [The National, 11/8]

Dec. 14: Dubai's government announced that it had received $10 billion from Abu Dhabi to help pay off its debts. Dubai said that it would use $4.1 billion of the money to bail out Dubai World, a government-owned investment company. Dubai World's property development arm, Nakheel, needed the money to pay investors in an Islamic bond that was due to mature on the day that the bailout was announced. [BBC, 12/14]

Dec. 17: The UAE and the United States made their nuclear cooperation agreement official in a ceremony in Washington, DC. The agreement allowed the UAE to receive nuclear energy-related information, materials, and equipment from the US, and prohibited the Gulf state from enriching its own uranium. [The National, 12/17, VOA, 12/18 ]

Dec. 27: A consortium of South Korean companies was awarded a $20 billion contract to design, build, and run four nuclear reactors in the UAE. …

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