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United Arab Emirates About

Geography and climate in UAE

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is country in the Middle – East, spread out in Southwest Asia in East of Arab peninsula, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. UAE has borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia.

The country UAE is mostly lowland with desert. Coast is surrounded with many islands (on one of these islands is the main city Abu Dhabi). The climate is generally hot and dry. The average annual rainfall in the coastal area is around 100 mm. Very often you may also experience sandstorm.

UAE History

In ancient world were United Arab Emirates under the rules of Persia. In 8th century were found independent emirates. From 13th century were fighting for this area Persia, Portugal, Oman and Turkey. For long time was this area under the rules of Great Britain, and they built there their military basis. They fought for sometime with piracy that is why they called that area Pirate coast. They also had problems with Saudi Arabia for long time. In the early 1960s in Abu Dhabi was discovered oil. Sheikh Bin Zayed put the 7 emirates together to be more powerful. In the origins other two emirates (Bahrain and Kuwait) were supposed to be part of this union. Each of the 7 emirates had their own ruler. UAE were found in 1971 after the British left. United Arab Emirates are made of 7 autonomic emirates.

UAE Population

The United Arab Emirates' population is estimated at around 6 million but around 20% are nationals. More than 95% of them are Muslims. The rest of the population is residentials mostly from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran that profess their own religions such as Islam and Hinduism.

UAE Economy

United Arab Emirates are seventh biggest oil production. They have one of the most developed economics in Asia. In present time is UAE 36th biggest economy in the world according to GDP, which is

UAE Administrative division

United Arab Emirates are federation of seven emirates as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. Abu Dhabi is also the main city and the richest emirate in the whole UAE. Each emirate has its own ruler but the main one is in Abu Dhabi. It is situated in Southeast part of Arab peninsula in Southwest Asia in Persian Gulf. It has borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia. The official religion is Islam and the official language is Arabic. But English is very common for everyone in UAE.

Map of Unite Arab Emirates

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