The United Arab Emirates have put the Israeli Mossad in charge of providing security for World Expo, to be held in Dubai from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

According to, where various documents can be found, Israel in return demanded that the Emirates hand over an exhaustive list of foreign nationals residing in their country. The list should include name, nationality, photo, passport copy, private address and telephone number.

The Emirates are home to 10 million people, of whom only 1.5 are citizens. The other 8.5 million are mainly employees from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (over 5 million), other Arabs (1.5 million), Persians (500,000), Chinese (200 000) and Westerners (200,000).

The Emirates are particularly apprehensive of terrorist attacks at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.