Geography of of United Arab Emirates (UAE): Introduction

Geography of of United Arab Emirates (UAE): Introduction Last updated on Monday 26th April 2010

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven independent states located in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the Arabian Gulf to the north, Saudi Arabia to the south and west, and the Sultanate of Oman and the Gulf of Oman to the east. Before the discovery of oil in the 1950s, the UAE was a group of emirates under the protection of the British. Oil facilitated a process of rapid growth and modernization to the area, and the emirates became independent as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1971. Its seven member states are Abu Dhabi (picutred), Ajman, Dubai, Al Fujayrah, Ras al Khaymah, Ash-Shariqah, and Umm al Qaywayn. Located in the emirate of the same name, the city of Abu Dhabi is the federal capital and the largest city

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