|United Arab Emirates|
الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Dawlat al-Imārāt al-'Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
"Long Live My Nation"
Location of United Arab Emirates (dark green) Will bring making a map soon.
and largest city
|Government||Constitutional monarchy; Federation of 7 hereditary monarchies|
|- 1971-2004||Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (First)|
|- 2004-2015||Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Last)|
|- 1971-2006||Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (First)|
|- 2006-2015||Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Last)|
|- Total||Will be writing soon|
|- 1 January 2015 estimate||Will be writing soon|
|- Density||Will be writing soon|
|Historical era||Cold War - Post-Cold War|
|- Independence from the Shugarhai Union||2 December 1971|
|- Ras Al Khaimah Emirates to join the Union||10 February 1972|
|- Joined the Arabian Caliphate||10 December 2015|
|Currency||UAE dirham (AED)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC+3)|
|- Summer (DST)||AST (UTC+4)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||AE|
|Today part of||Arabia|
The United Arab Emirates (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة Dawlat al-Imārāt al-'Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates (Arabic: الامارات al-Imārāt) or the UAE, was an federal absolute monarchy in Western Asia, at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.
The country was a federation of seven emirates, and was established on December 2, 1971. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate was governed by an absolute monarch; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs was selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates.