UAE country Profile
admin24 Oct 2020
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states that has grown from a quiet backwater to one of the Middle East’s most important economic centres.
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al Quwain – the seven emirates that make up the UAE – maintain a large degree of independence.
The UAE is governed by a Supreme Council of Rulers made up of the seven emirs, who appoint the prime minister and the cabinet.
United Arab Emirates
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Population 8.1 million
- 77,700 sq km (30,000 sq miles)
Major language Arabic
Major religion Islam
Life expectancy 76 years (men), 78 years (women)
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