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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates
General information
Common nameUnited Arab Emirates
Local nameدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
Nameدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
Mottoالله , الوطن , الرئيس 
Allah, al-Waṭan, al-Ra'īs (Arabic)
"God, The Homeland, President"
AnthemIshy Bilady
CapitalAbu Dhabi
Largest cityDubai
Official languagesArabic
Ethnic groups16.5% Emirati, 23% Other Arabs, Iranian, 60.5% South Asian, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Filipino, Thai, Westerners (2009)
GovernmentFederal presidential system and elective constitutional monarchy
PresidentKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Vice President and Prime MinisterMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
LegislatureFederal National Council
SovereigntySovereignty (End of special treaty with the United Kingdom)
ConstitutionDecember 2, 1971
Total Area32278 sq mi (83600 km2) (116th)
Water %negligible
Population Est.8264070 (93rd)
Population census4106427 (2005)
Density (pop.)98.8/km2 (110th) (256/sq mi)
GDP PPPUS$182.876 billion (2010)
GDP (PPP) per capitaUS$36,175.966
GDP (nominal)US$252.736 billion (2010)
GDP (nominal) per capitaUS$49,995.307
Other information
Gini36 (2008)
HDI(+) 0.815 (2010) (very high) (32nd)
CurrencyUAE dirham (AED)
Time zoneGMT+4 (UTC+4)
- Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+4)
Date formatsdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theright
Internet, امارات.
Calling code971

United Arab Emirates

AboveEthnicity (1982)
BelowSource: CIA
Label3Other Arabs & Iranians|data3=23%
Label4Others (including Europeans & East Asians)|data4=8%

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The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.

The state is a federation of seven emirates (equivalent to principalities), each governed by a hereditary emir, with a single national president. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is also the state's center of political, industrial, and cultural activities.

Prior to independence in 1971, the UAE was known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman, in reference to a 19th-century truce between the local sheikhs, hereditary rulers of the territories, and the United Kingdom. The term Pirate Coast was also used by some to refer to the emirates from the 18th to the early 20th century, owing to the preponderance of pirates operating from emirati ports.

The UAE's political system, based on its 1971 Constitution, is composed of several intricately connected governing bodies. As a federation of seven monarchies, whose rulers retain absolute power within their emirates, but with a UAE president, it is neither a constitutional monarchy nor a republic. The emirs chose one of their number to be the president of the federation, but this does not alter the monarchical character of the government of the individual emirates. The constitution is concerned solely with the relations between the emirates as members of the federation, and does not prescribe a constitutional system of government.

Islam is the official religion of the state, and Arabic is the official language.

Its oil reserves are ranked as the world's sixth-largest and the UAE possesses one of the most-developed economies in West Asia. It is the thirty-fifth-largest economy at market exchange rates, and has a high per capita gross domestic product (GDP), with a nominal per capita GDP of US$47,407 as per the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It is 15th in purchasing power per capita and has a relatively high Human Development Index for the Asian continent, ranking thirty-second globally. The UAE is classified as a high-income developing economy by the IMF.

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Emirates 24/7--Omar Abdullah Al Aref, an Emirati engineer, says he is proud to have the“most precious” helmet in the -UAE-. For it is signed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the -UAE- and Rule - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 07:21:23 GMT+00:00
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Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the union :
Geography of the UAE
Coastline 1,318 km (819 miles)
Bordering countries Saudi Arabia, and Oman

Foreign aid :
Literacy Rate
Year Rate
1989 53.5%
2000 79%
2003 77.9%
The illiteracy rate is mainly in the adult population, as a large majority of the population is foreign labourers.

Foreign aid :
Economic indicators
Unemployment 4%May 2009
GDP growth 3.20%2010
CPI inflation 1.9%April 2008 April 2009
National debt $142 billionJune 18, 2009

AE Emirates of the United Arab Emirates

Emirate (capital) Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi) * Dubai (Dubai) * Sharjah (Sharjah) * Ajman (Ajman) * Umm al-Quwain (Umm al-Quwain) * Fujairah (Fujairah) * Ras al-Khaimah (Ras al-Khaimah) |

United Arab Emirates

HistoryOrigins * Portuguese Control * British and Ottoman rule * 1892 Treaty * Border Disputes * Trucial States Council * Formation and Independance * Sheikh Zayed, Oil, and the Union * Death of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan * Modern United Arab Emirates
PoliticsEmirates * Federal National Council * Military of the United Arab Emirates * President * Prime Minister * Rulers * Elections * 2006 election * Foreign relations * Military * Foreign Aid * Law * Human Rights * LGBT rights
GeographyCities * Towns and Villages * Climate * Resources and land use * Environmental concerns * Land Disputes
EconomyCentral Bank of the United Arab Emirates * Tourism * External Trade * Diversification * Dubai Financial Market
DemographicsEmiratis * Language * Education * Religion * Health * Human rights * Women * Sunni Muslim * Shi'a Muslim
CultureEmarati People * Architecture * Food * Literature and poetry * Music * Cinema * Sport
TransportHighways * Railways * Ports and Harbors * Airlines * Water Transport
CommunicationRadio and Television * Telecommunication Companies * Media * Telecommunications Regulatory Authority * Internet domain
TourismHotels in the United Arab Emirates * Visitor Attractions * Resorts in the United Arab Emirates
SymbolsFlag * Coat of arms * National anthem * Animal * Bird * Flower * Tree * Sport * Dress

Countries of Asia

Afghanistan * Armenia * Azerbaijanup|1 * Bahrain * Bangladesh * Bhutan * Brunei * Burma * Cambodia * People's Republic of China * Republic of China (Taiwan)up|2 * Cyprus * Egyptup|3 * Georgiaup|1 * India * Indonesiaup|4 * Iran * Iraq * Israel * Japan * Jordan * Kazakhstanup|1 * North Korea * South Korea * Kuwait * Kyrgyzstan * Laos * Lebanon * Malaysia * Maldives * Mongolia * Nepal * Oman * Pakistan * Philippines * Qatar * Russiaup|1 * Saudi Arabia * Singapore * Sri Lanka * Syria * Tajikistan * Thailand * East Timor (Timor-Leste)up|4 * Turkeyup|1 * Turkmenistan * United Arab Emirates * Uzbekistan * Vietnam * Yemenup|3 | ---- For dependent and other territories, see Dependent territory. ---- 1 Partly or significantly in Europe. 2 The Republic of China (Taiwan) is not officially recognized by the United Nations; see Political status of Taiwan.
3 Partly or significantly in Africa. 4 Partly or wholly reckoned in Oceania.

Countries of Western Asia

Armenia * Azerbaijanup|1 * Bahrain * Cyprus * Georgia * Iran * Iraq * Israel * Jordan * Kuwait * Lebanon * Oman * Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) * Qatar * Saudi Arabia * Syria * Turkeyup|1 * United Arab Emirates * Yemen 1 Has part of its territory in Europe.

Middle East

Countries and territories
Middle EastBahrain * Cyprus * Egypt * Gaza Strip * Iraq * Iran * Israel * Jordan * Kuwait * Lebanon * Northern Cyprusup|1 * Oman * Qatar * Saudi Arabia * Syria * Turkey * United Arab Emirates * West Bank * Yemen
Greater Middle EastAfghanistan * Algeria * Armenia * Azerbaijan * Djibouti * Eritrea * Georgia * Libya * Morocco * Pakistan * Somalia * Sudan * Tunisia * Western Sahara (SADR)
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Countries and territories bordering the Indian Ocean

AfricaComoros * Djibouti * Egypt * Eritrea * Kenya * Madagascar * Mauritius * Mayotte * Mozambique * Réunion * Seychelles * Somalia * South Africa * Sudan * Tanzania
AsiaBahrain * Bangladesh * Burma * Christmas Island * Cocos (Keeling) Islands * India * Indonesia * Iran * Iraq * Israel * Jordan * Kuwait * Malaysia * Maldives * Oman * Pakistan * Qatar * Saudi Arabia * Sri Lanka * Thailand * United Arab Emirates * Yemen
OceaniaAustralia * Christmas Island * Cocos (Keeling) Islands
IslandsBahrain * British Indian Ocean Territory * Christmas Island * Cocos (Keeling) Islands * Comoros * Madagascar * Maldives * Mauritius * Mayotte * Réunion * Seychelles * Sri Lanka

Countries bordering the Persian Gulf

BahrainIranIraq |col4width=6.75emKuwaitOmanQatar |col7width=8.9emSaudi Arabia |col8width=11.75emUnited Arab Emirates

Members of the Arab League

MembersAlgeria * Bahrain * Comoros * Djibouti * Egypt * Iraq * Jordan * Kuwait * Lebanon * Libya * Mauritania * Morocco * Oman * Palestine * Qatar * Saudi Arabia * Somalia * Sudan * Syria * Tunisia * United Arab Emirates * Yemen
ObserversBrazil * Eritrea * India * Venezuela
DiplomacyArab Peace Initiative

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

DZAlgeria * AOAngola * ECEcuador * IRIran * IQIraq * KWKuwait * LYLibya * NGNigeria * QAQatar * SASaudi Arabia * AE United Arab Emirates * VEVenezuela


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