WAM, for the Arabic Wakalat Anba'a al Emarat, is the official UAE government news agency, also called the Emirates News Agency (ENA), not to be confused with Emirates Airline (EK) - ENA is not an EK news agency or press release department. Of course, WAM does frequently publish EK press releases.
WAM was formed in November 1976 to provide news reports to the public and to other news agencies.
Arabic news transmission began in June 1977
English news transmission started in December 1978
WAM supplies text, photo and video feeds of UAE news, and UAE government related news to news organisations in the region and internationally.
WAM occasionally publishes opinion pieces, either as a standalone report, or a commentary as part of another article. Rarely, if ever, anything critical about the UAE however.
WAM news sections
Emirates and UAE news
Data and statistics
UAE stock market indices and share prices - Abu Dhabi and Dubai
UAE Dirham currency exchange rates
Weather conditions and temperatures
Markets and Financial News
Last update Sunday 03-Nov-2013. Page development 1H 2T 3D 4L 5C.
www.wam.org.ae - official WAM news website. Also at www.wam.ae. Signup allegedly possibly but mail sent to the listed email addresses is ignored or bounced back with an error report (last checked August 2010).
Abu Dhabi AUH ABD ADB, Ajman AJM, Al Ain AAN, Dubai DXB, Fujairah FUJ, Ras Al Khaimah RAK, Sharjah SHJ, Umm Al Quwain UAQ