Emirate of Dubai

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Emirate of Dubai
Imārat Dubayy
Flag of Emirate of Dubai
Coat of arms of Emirate of Dubai
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 23°30′N 54°30′E / 23.5°N 54.5°E / 23.5; 54.5Coordinates: 23°30′N 54°30′E / 23.5°N 54.5°E / 23.5; 54.5
Country  United Arab Emirates
Independence from UK 2 December 1971
Seat Dubai
 • Type Constitutional monarchy
 • Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
 • Total 4,114 km2 (1,588 sq mi)
Time zone UAE standard time (UTC+4)

The Emirate of Dubai (Arabic: إمارة دبيّ‎‎ Imārat Dubayy), is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai is the capital of the emirate and was named after it. In December 1971, the emirate united with Abu Dhabi and the other emirates to form the United Arab Emirates. Until then, the emirates were British protectorates.

Ruler of the emirate is HRH Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the emirate is governed by the Government of Dubai.

External links[edit]

  • Dubai travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • www.Dubai.ae – Dubai Government official website