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Coordinates: 24°N 54°E / 24°N 54°E / 24; 54

United Arab Emirates

الإمارات العربية المتحدة (Arabic)
al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
Anthem: عيشي بلادي
"Īšiy Bilādī"
"Long Live My Country"
Location of United Arab Emirates (green) in the Arabian Peninsula
Location of United Arab Emirates (green)

in the Arabian Peninsula

CapitalAbu Dhabi
24°28′N 54°22′E / 24.467°N 54.367°E / 24.467; 54.367
Largest cityDubai
25°15′N 55°18′E / 25.250°N 55.300°E / 25.250; 55.300
Official languagesArabic[1]
Ethnic groups
GovernmentFederal presidential elective constitutional monarchy[3][4][5]
• President
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
• Speaker
Saqr Ghobash
LegislatureFederal National Council
• Sharjah
• Abu Dhabi
• Ajman
• Dubai
• Fujairah
• Independence from the United Kingdom and the Trucial States
2 December 1971
9 December 1971
• Admission of Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah to the UAE
10 February 1972
• Total
83,600 km2 (32,300 sq mi) (114th)
• Water (%)
• 2020 estimate
9,890,400[6] (92nd)
• 2005 census
• Density
99/km2 (256.4/sq mi) (110th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
US$647.650 billion[7] (34th)
• Per capita
US$70,441[7] (7th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
US$353.899 billion[7] (35th)
• Per capita
US$41,476[7] (19th)
Gini (2014)32.5[8]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.890[9]
very high · 31st
CurrencyUAE dirham (AED)
Time zoneUTC+04:00 (United Arab Emirates Standard Time)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+971
ISO 3166 codeAE
Internet TLD

The United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic: الإمارات العربية المتحدة al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates (Arabic: الإمارات al-ʾImārāt), is a country in Western Asia located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia, and has maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. It is a federal elective constitutional monarchy formed from a federation of seven emirates, consisting of Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Their boundaries have numerous enclaves within each other.[10] Each emirate is governed by a ruler, who together form the Federal Supreme Council, and one of whom serves as President of the United Arab Emirates.[11] In 2013, the UAE's population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million were Emirati citizens and 7.8 million were expatriates.[12][13][14] The estimated population of the UAE in 2020 was 9.89 million.[15]

Islam is the official religion and Arabic is the official language. The UAE's oil reserves are the sixth-largest in the world while its natural gas reserves are the world's seventh-largest.[16][17] Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and the first President of the UAE, oversaw the development of the Emirates and steered oil revenues into healthcare, education, and infrastructure.[18] The UAE's economy is the most diversified of all the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, while its most populous city of Dubai is a global city and international aviation and maritime trade hub.[19][20] The country has become less reliant on oil and gas, and is economically focusing on tourism and business. The UAE government does not levy income tax, although there is a system of corporate tax in place and value-added tax at 5% was established in 2018.[21]

The UAE's rising international profile has led to it being recognised as a regional and a middle power.[22][23] The UAE is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OPEC, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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  16. ^ "Production of Crude Oil including Lease Condensate 2016" (CVS download). U.S. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  17. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics, accessed 17 January 2019.
  18. ^ "United Arab Emirates profile". BBC News. 14 November 2012.
  19. ^ Iyer, Srinivasan (30 December 2014). "Dubai International is world's busiest airport". The National. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  20. ^ "IMF Data Mapper". Imf.org. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  21. ^ Augustine, Babu Das (1 January 2018). "New era in UAE as VAT takes effect". GulfNews. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  22. ^ Laipson, Ellen (3 September 2014). "The UAE and Egypt's New Frontier in Libya". The National Interest. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  23. ^ Evans, Gareth (29 July 2011). "Middle Power Diplomacy". Retrieved 26 October 2014.
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