2007 in the United Arab Emirates

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Events from the year 2007 in the United Arab Emirates.




  • May 13 - President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the United Arab Emirates for the first official visit since 1979.


  • August 27 - A fire breaks out at the Jebel Ali port triggering explosions at a chemical storage depot.


  • September 12 - Burj Dubai reaches 555.3 metres, surpassing the 553.3 metre CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario Canada as the world's tallest free-standing structure on land, which it had been since 1976. The building is due for completion 2008 with a final projected height of 818 metres.


  • November 1 - Benazir Bhutto leaves Karachi for United Arab Emirates amidst speculations that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf might impose martial law in Pakistan.
  • November 8 - At least seven construction workers are killed and 15 others injured when a bridge under construction collapses in Dubai.
  • November 12 - Airbus and Boeing both win a giant order of 100 planes from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, an Emirati jet leasing corporation.
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