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United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven independent states located in the south-eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the Persian Gulf to the north, Saudi Arabia to the south and west, and Oman and the Gulf of Oman to the east. It became independent as the UAE in 1971. Its seven member states are Abu Dhabi (Ab Zaby), 'Ajmn, Dubayy, Al Fujayrah, Ra's al Khaymah, Ash Shriqah, and Umm al Qaywayn. The city of Abu Dhabi, located in the emirate of the same name, is the federal capital and the largest city
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20Feb15addedDC Aviation Al-Futtaim - has secured its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the UAEs General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)
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 Abu Dhabi Air

1976* - 1976*Renamed>Emirates Air Services 

 Abu Dhabi Aviation

1976 - dateActive  

 ADCO Airlines (Air Mannia)

**** - ****Status?  

 Aerocomplex

1989 - 1991*Inactive  

 Aerogulf

1976* - 1979*Status? founded in 1876

 Aerovista Gulf Express

1999 - dateActive  

 Afghan Jet International

2014 - dateActive  

 African Airlines

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Air Arabia (Al Arabiya Airline)

2003 - dateActive  

 Air Falcon

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Air Gulf Falcon

1999 - 2003*Inactive  

 Air Intergulf

1975 - 1979*Status?  

 Air-Van

2003* - 2005Inactive  

 Al Hajjar Air

2012 - 2012Renamed>Eastern Express 

 Al Hamra Airlines

2005 - 2005*RenamedAl Hamra Airlines >RAK Airways 

 Al Jaber Aviation

2011* - dateActive  

 Al Rais Cargo

2004 - dateActive  

 Al Sayegh Airlines

2010 - dateActive  

 Arabjet

(2009*)Began?  

 Ave.com

2005 - dateActiveAve.com 

 Blue Sky Aviation Services

(2014)Began?  

 British Gulf International Airlines

2001 - dateActive  

 Cargo Plus Aviation

2001 - 2008*Status?  

 Click Airways

2004 - dateActive  

 Connect Air

(2001*)Began?  

 Damal Airlines

1993 - 2005Inactive  

 DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

2015 >Planned has secured its Air Operators Certificate (AOC)

 Dolphin Air

2002 - dateActiveDolphin Air 

 East/West Cargo*

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Eastern Express (Al Hajjar Aviation)

(2012)Began?Eastern Express 

 Eastern Skyjets

2004 - dateActive  

 Elite Jets

2004 - 2006*Status?  

 Emarat Link Aviation

2001 - 2002*Status?  

 Emirates Air Services

1979* - 1996*InactiveEmirates Air Services 

 Emirates Air Transport

1976* - 1976*Status?  

 Emirates Airlines

1985 - dateActive 25Oct1985: first flight EK600 departs Dubai International for Karachi

 Emirates International Air Cargo

(2014)Began?  

 Emirates SkyCargo

1985 - dateActive  

 Empost Air (Emirates Postal Service)

2007 - dateActive  

 Etihad Airways

2003 - dateActive  

 Etihad Crystal Cargo

2004 - dateActive  

 Experts Air Cargo

2005 - 2006Renamed>Maximus Air 

 Falcon Express Cargo Airlines

1995^ - dateActive  

 FIATS

(****)Unconfirmed  

 fly RAK

(2012)Began?  

 FlyDubai

2009 - dateActive  

 FlyDubai Cargo

2012 - dateActive  

 Flying Dolphin Airlines

2002* - 2002Renamed>Dolphin Air 

 Fujairah Air

2000 - 2001*Inactive  

 Gaylan Air Cargo

1980 - 1981Inactive  

 GCS Cargo (Global Charter Services)

2012* - dateActive  

 Global Aircargo

1999* - 1999*Status?  

 Global Jet

2009 - dateActive  

 Gulf Aviation Technology & Services

2000* - 2002*Status?  

 Gulf Regional

(2000)Began?  

 Hamarein Air

1977 - 1979*Status?  

 Heavylift International

2005 - dateActive  

 Intal Air

1999 - 2006*Status?  

 Jet-Ops

2007 - dateActive  

 JetSet Cargo

2005* - 2006*Status?  

 Johnsons Air Service

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Jupiter Airlines

2004 - dateActive  

 Kang Pacific Airlines

2008 - 2008Inactive  

 Liwa Air (Babeel Aviation)

2006 - 2008*Status?  

 Maximus Air

2011 - dateActiveMaximus Air 

 Maximus Air Cargo

2006 - 2011Renamed>Maximus Air 

 Midex

2008 - dateActive  

 MMA Airlines

(2012)Began?  

 Nada al-Sharq International

(2001)Began?  

 N-Air International

(2014)Began?  

 Nova Gulf (ETA Air Services)

2000* - 2003*Inactive  

 Orbit Aviation

(2006)Began?  

 Oriental Air

1992 - 1992Inactive  

 Palm Aviation

2008 - dateActive  

 Phoenix Aviation

1996 - 2005Renamed>Ave.com 

 Pluto Airlines

(2005)Began?  

 Prestige Jet

2008* - dateActive  

 RAK Airways

2007 - 2014InactiveAl Hamra Airlines >RAK Airways01Jan2014: ceases operations

 RAK Link Airways

2008 - 2008Inactive  

 Rotana Jet

2011* - dateActive  

 Royal Jetboeing air

2003 - dateActive  

 Seawings

2007 - dateActive  

 Silver Air

2008 - 2009Inactive  

 SkyLink Arabia

2009* - 2010*Status?  

 Smart Jet Airways

(2004)Began?  

 Star African Air

2002* - 2009*InactiveStar African Air 

 Star Airlines

1998 - 2002*Renamed>Star African Air 

 Starjet

2005* - 2008*Status?  

 Starlight Airlines

2011* - dateActive  

 Sunlight Airlines

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Trans Gulf

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Transgulf Express

(2003)Began?  

 Unique Air

(2014)Began?  

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