United Arab Emirates
|United Arab Emirates|
الإمارات العربية المتحدة (Arabic)
Dawlat-al-Imārāt al-'Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
Anthem: عيشي بلادي
"Long Live my Nation"
|Recognised national languages|
|Government||Federal absolute monarchy|
|Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan|
|Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum|
|Legislature||Federal National Council|
|Establishment from the United Kingdom and the Trucial States|
|2 December 1971|
• Admission of Ras al-Khaimah to the UAE
|10 February 1972|
|83,600 km2 (32,300 sq mi) (114th)|
• Water (%)
• 2017 estimate
• 2005 census
|99/km2 (256.4/sq mi) (110th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2017 estimate|
|$693.765 billion (32nd)|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
|$407.210 billion (28th)|
• Per capita
very high · 42nd
|Currency||UAE dirham (AED)|
|Time zone||GST (UTC+4)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||AE|
The United Arab Emirates or the UAE is a country in the Middle East. It is made up of seven emirates located in the north-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, on the south side of the Persian Gulf. It borders Saudi Arabia to the south, Oman to the east, and Qatar to the west.
The capital city of the UAE is Abu Dhabi, and the biggest city is Dubai. These cities have become global cities and are often visited by tourists. They have many skyscrapers and one of them, the Burj Khalifa, is the world's tallest structure.
The seven emirates of the UAE[change | change source]
The seven emirates (territories which have an Islamic emir as its monarch and head of state) which make up the UAE used to have a special peace treaty (or truce) with the United Kingdom. This is why their old name was the Trucial States. These are:
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "The World Fact Book". Central Intelligence Agency.
- "United Arab Emirates". CIA World Factbook.
- "United Arab Emirates". International Monetary Fund.
- "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- "List of left- & right-driving countries".
- "Guide to Driving in UAE – Drive Safe in UAE".