United Arab Emirates | دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة | Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah (Arabic)

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Largest city: Dubai (2,106,177)

Official language: Arabic

Other languages: English, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Tagalog, Thai

Ethnic groups: 36.6% Emirati, 22.8% other Arabs, 19.5% Indian, 8.9% Punjabi, 3.1% Persian, 2.3% Filipino, 1.2% Thai, 5.6% others

Religions: Ishmaelism (52.9%), Hinduism (18.4%), Sikhism (7.8%), Catholic Christianity (6.2%), Protestant Christianity (3.7%), Mazdaism (3.0%), Buddhism (2.2%), Others (1.3%), Non-religious (4.5%)

Demonym: Emirati

Government: Absolute monarchy | Federal presidential

President: Falah ibn Zayed Al Nahyan

Prime Minister: Mikhail ibn Rashid Al Maktoum

Legislature: Federal National Council

Independence (from the UK): 1 December 1971

Area: 83,604 sq km

Population (2014): 9,326,078

Currency: UAE dirham (AED)

Internet TLD: .ae

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