Social reforms raise questions about UAE national identity

Issue 1158 - 20 Nov 2022 | 2 minute read

The UAE is preparing for its 51st National Day on 2 December with the usual talk of unity and joint endeavour. However, one consequence of the wide-ranging social and economic reforms introduced in recent years is that the idea of Emirati national identity may now be more contentious than it has been for decades.

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