26 Facts About United Arab Emirates


United Arab Emirates, or simply the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia.

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United Arab Emirates is an elective monarchy formed from a federation of seven emirates, consisting of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain.

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The United Arab Emirates has the most diversified economy among the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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In 1955, the United Kingdom represented Abu Dhabi and Oman in their dispute with Saudi Arabia over the Buraimi Oasis.

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United Arab Emirates is situated in Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia; it is in a strategic location slightly south of the Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil.

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United Arab Emirates is a federal constitutional monarchy made up from a federation of seven hereditary tribal monarchy-styled political system called Sheikhdoms.

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The United Arab Emirates uses the title Sheikh instead of Emir to refer to the rulers of individual emirates.

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United Arab Emirates was the UAE's first president from the nation's founding until his death on 2 November 2004.

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The United Arab Emirates has strong ties with Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, India, Jordan, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

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The leaders of two sides discussed how the United Arab Emirates could provide Syria with humanitarian and political support.

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France and the United Arab Emirates States have played the most strategically significant roles with defence cooperation agreements and military material provision.

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The United Arab Emirates Army operates a customized Leclerc tank and is the only other operator of the tank aside from the French Army.

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Foreigners living in the United Arab Emirates were allowed to follow their native country's laws on divorce and inheritance.

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United Arab Emirates was arrested by UAE authorities, detained, imprisoned and then expelled from the country.

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Report in January 2020 highlighted that the employers in the United Arab Emirates have been exploiting the Indian labor and hiring them on tourist visas, which is easier and cheaper than work permits.

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On 2 May 2020, the Consul General of India in Dubai, Vipul, confirmed that more than 150,000 Indians in the United Arab Emirates registered to be repatriated through the e-registration option provided by Indian consulates in the UAE.

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The UAE is home to some pan-United Arab Emirates broadcasters, including the Middle East Broadcasting Centre and Orbit Showtime Network.

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Major ports of the United Arab Emirates are Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Port Jebel Ali, Port Rashid, Port Khalid, Port Saeed, and Port Khor Fakkan.

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The United Arab Emirates are increasingly developing their logistics and ports in order to participate in trade between Europe and China or Africa.

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United Arab Emirates have historically been and currently still are part of the Maritime Silk Road that runs from the Chinese coast to the south via the southern tip of India to Mombasa, from there through the Red Sea via the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean, there to the Upper Adriatic region and the northern Italian hub of Trieste with its rail connections to Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the North Sea.

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Major holidays in the United Arab Emirates include Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, and National Day, which marks the formation of the United Arab Emirates.

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List of museums in the United Arab Emirates includes some of regional repute, most famously Sharjah with its Heritage District containing 17 museums, which in 1998 was the Cultural Capital of the Arab World.

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The people of the United Arab Emirates have adopted most of their foods from other West and South Asian countries including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India and Oman.

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United Arab Emirates was ranked 33rd in the Global Innovation Index in 2021, up from 36th in 2019.

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Many Christians in the United Arab Emirates are of Asian, African, and European origin, along with fellow Middle Eastern countries such as Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt.

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South Asians in the United Arab Emirates constitute the largest ethnic group in the country.

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