2011 in the United Arab Emirates

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Events from the year 2011 in the United Arab Emirates.




  • January 9 - Hillary Clinton of the United States speaks out against Iran in Abu Dhabi during a five-day trip to the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar. She requests that the world increase its pressure on Iran, a country she considers "a serious concern".
  • January 31 - Oman says it has uncovered a spy network from the United Arab Emirates operating in the country.


  • March 9 - Intellectuals in the United Arab Emirates petition the country's government for free and fair elections.
  • March 20 - The United Arab Emirates sends aircraft to Sardinia, Libya to join the anti-Gaddafi effort.


  • April 12 – British tourist Lee Bradley Brown dies in police custody of causes that are still not clear.
  • April 18 - An anti-piracy conference opens in Dubai.


  • May 15 - The New York Times reports that private military company Xe Services LLC (previously Blackwater Worldwide) is putting together an army of mercenaries in the United Arab Emirates.
  • May 22 - The embassy of the United Arab Emirates is attacked in Sana'a, Yemen as it holds a meeting of Arab and Western mediators leading to an evacuation by helicopter.


  • July 18 - The trial of five bloggers in the United Arab Emirates for advocating democratic reforms resumes.



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