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About United Arab Emirates

The UAE is a federation of seven sheikhdoms of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain.

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates is an Islamic West Asian country located in the Arabian peninsula on the Persian Gulf, Oman is to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south. In 2013, the UAE's population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emiratis citizens and 7.8 million expatriates. Abu Dhabi has 86.7% of the country's total area. Dubai is the most populated. Two-thirds of the UAE population live in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. Dirham is the currency. Summer is extremely hot, touching 50 deg C, and winter is warm. Duststorms are common. Rain scanty and short.

The UAE is a federation of seven sheikhdoms, of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain. Abu Dhabi is the Capital. A Federal Supreme Council rules. It is composed of the seven emirs of the federating sheikhdoms. The presidency and prime ministership are hereditary. The emir of Abu Dhabi will be the president and the emir of Dubai prime minister. A prime minister is concurrently the vice-president also.

After the British withdrawal in 1971, the seven Persian Gulf sheikhdoms formed the United of Arab emirates. Bahrain and Qatar refused to join.

In November 2004, the UAE's first president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, died and his eldest son, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, succeeded him. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan succeeded Khalifa as Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

When Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, died in January 2006, crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum took over.

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