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( United Arab Emirates UAE; Arabic: الإمارات العربية المتحدة ), or simply the al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyah al-Muttaḥidah Emirates ( Arabic: الإمارات ), is a country in al-ʾImārāt Western Asia ( The Middle East). It is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula and shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia, while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. Abu Dhabi is the nation's capital, while Dubai, the most populous city, is an international hub.
The United Arab Emirates is an
elective monarchy formed from a federation of seven emirates, consisting of Abu Dhabi (the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an emir and together the emirs form the Federal Supreme Council. The members of the Federal Supreme Council elect a president and vice president from among their members. In practice, the emir of Abu Dhabi serves as president while the ruler of Dubai is vice president and also prime minister. In 2013, the country had a population of 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million were Emirati citizens and 7.8 million were expatriates. , the United Arab Emirates has an estimated population of roughly 9.9 million.
The area which is today the United Arab Emirates has been inhabited for over 125,000 years. It has been the crossroads of trading for many civilizations, including
Mesopotamia, Persia, and India. ( )
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History of the United Arab Emirates
Historic photo depicting the first hoisting of the United Arab Emirates flag by the rulers of the emirates at The Union House, Dubai on 2 December 1971. (from
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Largest cities or towns in the United Arab Emirates
Dubai Abu Dhabi
Sharjah Al Ain
Abu Dhabi 1,807,000
Abu Dhabi 846,747
Ras Al Khaimah
Ras al Khaimah 115,949
Umm Al Quwain
Umm Al Quwain 61,700