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United Arab Emirates

Country in Middle East

The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a sovereign state in Western Asia to the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering the Persian Gulf, Oman and Saudi Arabia as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar and Iran. The sovereign absolute monarchy is a federation of seven emirates consisting of Abu Dhabi which serves as the capital, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Their boundaries has numerous enclaves within the various emirates. Each emirate is governed by a ruler; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the rulers serves as the President of the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, the UAE's population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million were Emirati citizens and 7.8 million were expatriates. The estimated population of the UAE in 2020 was 9.89 million.

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