The United Arab
Emirates (UAE) was formed as a federation of seven emirates (Abu Dhabi,
Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain) all came
together as one state on the 2nd of December 1971. The federal capital of
UAE is Abu Dhabi and it is ruled by the President of the UAE,Sheikh
Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan. The Vice-President and Prime Minister isSheikh
Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai.
Before The Federation
The present region now known as the United Arab Emirates was occupied by sea
traders who lived along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf and the
northwestern coast of the Gulf of Oman. During the 7th century, the Islamic
faith spread across the Arabian Peninsula, but due to disputes in the area,
people there became pirates and the region was later known as the Pirate
Coast in the 16th century.
During the early 19th century
the British influence began when the harassment of foreign ships was
prevalent in the area, though patrolling by both European and Arab were done
in the area. The British issued a general peace treaty in 1820 with all the
nine sheikhs (which included Bahrain and Qatar), but raids continued until
the sheikhs agreed not to fight at sea in 1835. A signed treaty in 1853 was
made between the United Kingdom and the nine sheikhdoms, and the region
would be known as the Trucial Coast. The British would provide the Trucial
Sheikhdoms with protection and disputes among the sheikhs would be settled
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United Arab Emirates, a country
in the Middle East. It lies at the southern end of the Persian Gulf, in
eastern Arabia, and consists of seven loosely united sheikhdoms, or emirates
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Qaiwain, Ras al Khaimah, and
The UAE generally is hot and dry. The hottest months are July and August,
when average maximum temperatures reach above 48° C on the coastal plain. In
the Al Hajar al Gharbi Mountains, temperatures are considerably cooler, a
result of increased altitude............
Islam is the official religion and Arabic the official language. The
majority of the local population is Sunni. The communities have their own
schools and social and cultural institutions. English, Urdu/Hindi and Farsi
are also spoken. Traditionally, the people of Abu Dhabi are courteous,..........
The UAE was formed from the
group of tribally organized Arabian Peninsula shaikhdoms along the southern
coast of the Persian Gulf and the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Oman.
This area was converted to Islam in the 7th century; for centuries it was