Map of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates 2005

Asia

Yearbook 2005

United Arab Emirates. Following pressure from the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, United Arab Emirates President Khalifa ibn Zayid Al Nahyan issued a decree in July that stated that no children under the age of 18 would be allowed to work as camel jockeys in the country. In an agreement with UNICEF, the United Arab Emirates also agreed to send back all the little boys who have come to the country from eg. Pakistan for working as jockeys. According to countryaah, Abu Dhabi is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of United Arab Emirates. There were about 3,000 foreign boy jockeys in the United Arab Emirates, the vast majority under 10 years and some as young as 4 years. In the future, robots would be used instead of live jockeys at camel races.

Map of United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

A ban on allowing workers to work outdoors in the sun during the hot summer months of July and August. 12.30-16.30 entered into force in May. The ban was intended to protect the many workers from especially southern Asia who are struggling in the construction industry.