The UAE aims to transition 6% of its energy consumption to nuclear power as part of its net-zero emissions goal by 2050. The country has made progress with the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, which is expected to supply 25% of electricity once completed. The UAE has signed agreements with Chinese nuclear energy companies to strengthen its nuclear industry. This move towards nuclear energy is significant in the Middle East, where several countries have nuclear ambitions. China’s involvement is expected to support the UAE’s diversification efforts and forge a stronger energy partnership between the two nations. The development of a domestic nuclear industry enables the UAE to enhance its technological capabilities and establish itself as a regional leader in nuclear energy.