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
|HDI (2015)|| 0.840|
very high · 42nd
|Currency||UAE dirham (AED)|
|Time zone||GST (UTC+4)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||AE|
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 UAEEdit
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:
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