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Organisation of EmiratesEdit

Wikipedia formerly had pages for each of the UAE's emirates under the name of the Emirate, covering both the city and the wider emirate. Someone swung by a few years back and then split these out to two pages 'Emirate (city)' and 'Emirate of (emirate)'.

So we have Sharjah and Emirate of Sharjah, Dubai and Emirate of Dubai. The Sharjah page is weaker than the Emirate page; the Dubai emirate page is weaker than the city page.

The issue with this is that Dubai IS Dubai, city and emirate. They really should be one page. As should Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Emirate of Fujairah redirects (properly, IMHO) to Fujairah, so does Ras Al Khaimah. Ajman (city) is weaker than Emirate of Ajman.

I'm proposing to merge them back again, so that there is ONE page for Dubai, which would include a section for the wider emirate. And so on for them all, with redirects from Emirate of.

Any views out there? Alexandermcnabb (talk) 10:49, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Because the UAE is fairly small, the emirate and the city is basically the same. I hate that information in the emirate page and the city page interlude. I don't mind the emirate to have its own page, but it shouldn't basically cover the city again. For exmaple, in the emirate of Dubai we can include Hatta (a town which is not in Dubai, but part of the emirate of Dubai) .. same thing goes for Abu Dhabi (Al Ain for example), Sharjah (Kalba, Dibba Al Hisn), Ajman (Sayh Mudayrah), Umm Al Quwain (Falaj Al Mualla), Ras Al Khaimah (Al Jazirah Al Hamra), and Fujairah (Dibba Fujairah). Its basically similar to a city and state. Most people just re-add information about the city of dubai in the Emirate again. That's not how its supposed to be. Wikiemirati (talk) 01:24, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

RfC on election/referendum naming formatEdit

An RfC on moving the year from the end to the start of article titles (e.g. South African general election, 2019 to 2019 South African general election) has been reopened for further comment, including on whether a bot could be used move the articles if it closed in favour of the change: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (government and legislation)#Proposed change to election/referendum naming format. Cheers, Number 57 15:41, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Dhiyab bin Isa Al NahyanEdit

Can any member please help me improve and expand Dhiyab bin Isa Al Nahyan? Catinthedogs (talk) 06:46, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

That's pretty much all that's known about him. Didn't understand the need for speedy deletion, BTW... Best Alexandermcnabb (talk) 09:01, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Category:2017 establishments in Abu Dhabi has been nominated for discussionEdit


Category:2017 establishments in Abu Dhabi, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for merging to Category:2017 establishments in the United Arab Emirates, along with similar merges and deletion for a total of 83 Abu Dhabi categories. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you.. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 15:08, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

A new newsletter directory is out!Edit

A new Newsletter directory has been created to replace the old, out-of-date one. If your WikiProject and its taskforces have newsletters (even inactive ones), or if you know of a missing newsletter (including from sister projects like WikiSpecies), please include it in the directory! The template can be a bit tricky, so if you need help, just post the newsletter on the template's talk page and someone will add it for you.

– Sent on behalf of Headbomb. 03:11, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Dana Gas draft for reviewEdit

Hello, I'm Fatima! I am the External Affairs Manager & Investor Relations Officer for Dana Gas, a natural gas company based in Sharjah, UAE. As I've noted at Talk:Dana Gas and on my profile page, I've made a Wikipedia account to represent the company and propose improvements on the company article's discussion page.

I've saved a draft article here for editors to consider. I've outlined issues with the live article and explained my work at Talk:Dana Gas, but so far no editors have updated the page. Thanks in advance to any WikiProject UAE editors willing to help review my request and draft. Fatima at Dana Gas (talk) 05:46, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web toolEdit

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:25, 27 October 2019 (UTC)


Ongoing WP:Rfc on an article tagged as of interest to this project. Please comment there, thanks, Johnbod (talk) 02:30, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

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