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WikiProject United Arab Emirates (Rated Project-class)
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WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Licensing of Etihad Airways headquarters[edit]

In regards to Wikipedia:Possibly_unfree_files/2010_February_11#File:ETIHADHQ.jpg

I'm trying to figure out whether the Etihad airways head office picture would be considered to be non-free due to the lack of Freedom of Panorama in UAE law. If so, I'll add a fair use rationale. If it is a free image, I'll move it to the Commons. WhisperToMe (talk) 19:25, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

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Following a discussion at the talk page, I've recently made a series of edits which may or may not be considered controversial. I'd welcome review of my actions, and the chance to discuss this at the talk page or here (or, indeed, anywhere!)

Cheers, TFOWRpropaganda 12:16, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

United Arab Emirates articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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An Invitation From Sue Gardner[edit]

Dear Wikimedia Project Contributors,

I am the assistant to Sue Gardner, the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation. Sue and I will be traveling to the United Arab Emirates in early December to attend and speak at TedxDubai on Saturday, December 4. While traveling in Dubai Sue would like to meet with local Wikimedians and other project contributors to learn about your community and to inform you about the Wikimedia Foundation. We find these informal meet-ups a useful way to gather groups of Wikimedians who may enjoy learning about the work of other contributors in their region, and to learn about the work of the Wikimedia Foundation. While in Dubai we plan for Sue to conduct press interviews with mainstream media and to possibility speak at a local university.

The reason I am contact you is to inquire if you are interested in meeting Sue and gathering with other Wikimedians during her upcoming visit. I plan to arrange a private location with light food and beverages in an open space for attendees to share and meet each other. If you are interested to attend or know other Wikimedia contributors who may be interested in attending please email me at

We hope to have the opportunity to meet you in December.


James T. Owen

Executive Assistant & Board Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation
Office +1.415.839.6885 x 6604

James Owen (talk) 23:33, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:28, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Sheikh Zayed Bridge[edit]

This article could really use a photo. Does anyone have a camera and live in the area? Many thanks. 06:50, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Higher Colleges of Technology[edit]

This article has been subject of an edit-war for what looks like well over a year. I've full-protected it for a month and seek new, external input on the dispute. I've brought it here because the page is part of this Wikiproject. Thanks, — Scientizzle 13:44, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Ezar[edit] says: "(the 'ezar is the local national male underwear)." (of Sharjah) Do we have an article about this? Does the Arabic Wikipedia have one? WhisperToMe (talk) 19:12, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:United Arab Emirates will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in United Arab Emirates's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 21:50, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Help re Mahmood al/Al Zarooni[edit]

Hi, I'm looking for some advice re the Emirati racehorse trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni - is it correct to capitalize the "Al" in his name? By comparison we have Saeed bin Suroor with no capital. Any advice gratefully received, thank you. --Bcp67 (talk) 18:53, 25 September 2012 (UTC)


Hello. Could someone from this WikiProject please take a look at the Aabar Investments article. Have been making some edits and added lots of information to it, so maybe it could use a better rating. Any feedback on improvement is appreciated. Thanks! Doge120 (talk) 13:36, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

List of tallest buildings in the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Hi, i have edited and added detailed content in "List of tallest buildings in the United Arab Emirates", to make it better for readers, everyone is openly invited to add / suggest their comments on this article, so that we can improve its rating.

Nabil rais2008 (talk) 16:56, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Nader Kadhim[edit]

Appeal for Arabic-competent editor's assistance at Template:Did you know nominations/Nader Kadhim. -- Ohc ¡digame! 01:26, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Asia may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 21:22, 5 June 2014 (UTC)


Can anyone here explain the meaning of "Mukhadram". The word is used by Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the name of one of his racehorses. Tigerboy1966  14:15, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 20:51, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#RfC: Persian Gulf and Arabian Gulf [edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#RfC: Persian Gulf and Arabian Gulf . Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 08:38, 7 June 2016 (UTC)


How active is this project? Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 13:09, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"[edit]

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You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.

WikiProject United Arab Emirates participants may be particularly interested in the following: Cannabis in the United Arab Emirates.

For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 14:33, 11 April 2017 (UTC)