Outline of the United Arab Emirates

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

An enlargeable basic map of the United Arab Emirates.

Geography of the United Arab Emirates

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

An enlargeable satellite image of the United Arab Emirates.

Natural geographic features of the United Arab Emirates

Regions of the United Arab Emirates

Ecoregions of the United Arab Emirates

Administrative divisions of the United Arab Emirates

Demography of the United Arab Emirates

Government and politics of the United Arab Emirates

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

Branches of the government of the United Arab Emirates

Executive branch of the government of the United Arab Emirates

Legislative branch of the government of the United Arab Emirates

Judicial branch of the government of the United Arab Emirates

Foreign relations of the United Arab Emirates

International organization membership

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

Law and order in the United Arab Emirates

Military of the United Arab Emirates

Local government in the United Arab Emirates

History of the United Arab Emirates

Other articles:

Culture of the United Arab Emirates

Art in the United Arab Emirates

Sport in the United Arab Emirates

Economy and infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates

Education in the United Arab Emirates

See also

References

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition; XXI:188; II:255 (1911)

External links

  • Government of United Arab Emirates
  • Outline of the United Arab Emirates at DMOZ
  • Outline of the United Arab Emirates travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • World Intellectual Property Handbook: United Arab Emirates
  • Mostovski, M.B. & Brothers, D.J. 2008. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE, Volume 1, Antonius van Harten (editor). African Invertebrates 49 (1): 159–160.
  • Mafiwasta – An Organisation for Workers' Rights in the UAE
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