Outline of the United Arab Emirates

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The location of the United Arab Emirates
An enlargeable relief map of the United Arab Emirates

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the United Arab Emirates:

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a sovereign federation of seven states located southeast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia.[1] The seven states, termed emirates, are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.

The UAE, rich in oil and natural gas, has become highly prosperous after gaining foreign direct investment funding in the 1970s. The country has a relatively high Human Development Index for the Asian continent and ranked 39th globally.

Before 1971, the UAE were known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman, in reference to a nineteenth-century truce between Britain and several Arab Sheikhs. The name Pirate Coast was also used in reference to the area's emirates in the eighteenth to early twentieth century.[2]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of the United Arab Emirates

Geography of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of the United Arab Emirates
 Saudi Arabia 457 km
 Oman 410 km
  • Coastline: 1,318 km

Environment of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of the United Arab Emirates

Natural geographic features of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Regions of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Ecoregions of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Administrative divisions of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Demography of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Government and politics of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Main article: Government of the United Arab Emirates and Politics of the United Arab Emirates

Branches of the government of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Executive branch of the government of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Foreign relations of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The United Arab Emirates is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Military of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Local government in the United Arab Emirates[edit]

History of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Main article: History of the United Arab Emirates, Timeline of the history of the United Arab Emirates, and Current events of the United Arab Emirates

Culture of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Art in the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Sport in the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Education in the United Arab Emirates[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: United Arab Emirates

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "United Arab Emirates". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition; XXI:188; II:255 (1911)

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of the United Arab Emirates