DUBAI, March 30 (Reuters) – The president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, has approved a law organising strategic stocks of food commodities in emergencies, the state news agency WAM said on Monday.

The UAE is dependent on imports for around 80 to 90 pct of its food. (Reporting By Alaa Swilam; Writing by Maha El Dahan; Editing by Jon Boyle)