FNC election: Live updates as Emiratis go to the polls

As many as 337,000 Emiratis are casting their votes to elect 20 members of the legislative body

Hundreds of thousands of Emiratis are expected to vote as the nation goes to the polls to elect the Federal National Council on Saturday.

Between 8am and 8pm, 337,000 citizens will have the opportunity to vote for almost 500 candidates. They are contesting just 20 seats on the legislative body.

Thousands took part in early voting earlier this week and students and residents abroad voted at embassies around the world.

Follow our live coverage from our correspondents around the country.