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United Arab Emirates

Syllabification: U·nit·ed Ar·ab E·mir·ates
(abbreviation: UAE)

Definition of United Arab Emirates in English:

An independent state on the southern coast of the Persian Gulf, west of the Gulf of Oman; population 4,798,500 (est. 2009); capital, Abu Dhabi; official language, Arabic.

The United Arab Emirates was formed in 1971 by the federation of the independent sheikhdoms formerly called the Trucial States: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah (joined early 1972), Sharjah, and Umm al-Qaiwain

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