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* Federal monarchy
** President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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* Federal Islamic parliamentary elective semi-constitutional monarchy
** President: Khalifa Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan



** Speaker: Saqr Ghobash


* Abu Dhabi was popularized in the comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' and the subsequent television show being the place where Garfield was always [[https://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1984/01/28 trying to mail Nermal]]. One episode featured a musical number about the city.

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* Abu Dhabi was popularized in the comic strip strip
''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' and the subsequent television show being the place where Garfield was always [[https://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1984/01/28 trying to mail Nermal]]. One episode featured a musical number about the city.


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* Myth/ArabMythology


* '''Highest point:''' Jabal al-Jais (1910 m/6,266 ft) (141st)

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* '''Highest point:''' Jabal al-Jais (1910 m/6,266 ft) (141st)(131st)


* '''Highest point:''' Jabal al-Jais (1910 m/6,266 ft) (126th)

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* '''Highest point:''' Jabal al-Jais (1910 m/6,266 ft) (126th)(141st)


* '''Highest point:''' Jabal al-Jais (1910 m/6,266 ft) (144th)

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* '''Highest point:''' Jabal al-Jais (1910 m/6,266 ft) (144th)(126th)


* '''Lowest points:''' Persian Gulf (90 m/300 ft) (-) and Gulf of Oman (3,700 m/12,100 ft) (-)

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* '''Lowest points:''' Persian Arabian Gulf[[note]]As the Emiratis called the sea[[/note]]/Persian Gulf (90 m/300 ft) (-) and Gulf of Oman (3,700 m/12,100 ft) (-)


* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' AE

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* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' AEAE
* '''Country calling code:''' 971
* '''Highest point:''' Jabal al-Jais (1910 m/6,266 ft) (144th)
* '''Lowest points:''' Persian Gulf (90 m/300 ft) (-) and Gulf of Oman (3,700 m/12,100 ft) (-)


* Ajman -- The smallest emirate in size and a primarily agricultural area, with 95% of its population living on the eponymous capital.

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* Ajman -- The smallest emirate in size and a primarily agricultural area, with 95% of its population living on in the eponymous capital.


The United Arab Emirates ('''''Arabic:''' دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎ Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah'') is a Western Asian federation of seven emirates on the Persian Gulf. "Emir" is Arabic for "prince", so these emirates are basically principalities. The only parallel in the modern world of a federation of monarchies is UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} (although for historical reasons not every state in Malaysia is headed by a monarch), but the Malaysian sultans are ceremonial, whereas the Emirati emirs still hold a lot of powers. It is not a democracy, but slight moves have been made in that direction.

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The United Arab Emirates ('''''Arabic:''' ('''Arabic:''' دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎ Dawlat ''Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah'') is a Western Asian federation of seven emirates on the Persian Gulf. "Emir" is Arabic for "prince", so these emirates are basically principalities. The only parallel in the modern world of a federation of monarchies is UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} (although for historical reasons not every state in Malaysia is headed by a monarch), but the Malaysian sultans are ceremonial, whereas the Emirati emirs still hold a lot of powers. It is not a democracy, but slight moves have been made in that direction.



* Abu Dhabi was popularized in the comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' and the subsequent television show being the place where Garfield was always [[https://garfield.com/comic/1984/01/28 trying to mail Nermal]]. One episode featured a musical number about the city.

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* Abu Dhabi was popularized in the comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' and the subsequent television show being the place where Garfield was always [[https://garfield.com/comic/1984/01/28 [[https://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1984/01/28 trying to mail Nermal]]. One episode featured a musical number about the city.


* '''Area:''' 83,600 km (32,300 sq mi) (114th)

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* '''Area:''' 83,600 km km² (32,300 sq mi) (114th)


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[[AC:The Emirati national anthem]]

->عيشي بلادي عاش اتحاد إماراتنا
->عشت لشعب دينه الإسلام هديه القرآن
->حصنتك باسم الله يا وطن
->بلادي بلادي بلادي بلادي
->حماك الإله شرور الزمان
->أقسمنا أن نبني نعمل
->نعمل نخلص نعمل نخلص
->مهما عشنا نخلص نخلص
->دام الأمان وعاش العلم يا إماراتنا
->رمز العروبة
->كلنا نفديكِ بالدماء نرويكِ
->نفديك بالأرواح يا وطن
[[note]]
->ʿĪšī bilādī ʿaš itaḥādu ʾimārātinā
->ʿIšti lišʿabin dīnuhu l-ʾislāmu hadīhu l-qurʾānu
->Ḥaṣnatuka bismillah yā waṭan
->Bilādī bilādī bilādī bilādī
->Ḥamāki l-ʾilāhu šurūra z-zamān
->ʾAqsamnā ʾan nabnī naʿmal
->Naʿmal nuxliṣ naʿmal nuxliṣ
->Mahmā ʿašna nuxliṣ nuxliṣ
->Dām al-ʾamān wa ʿāš al-ʿalam yā ʾimārātinā
->Ramzu l-ʿarūbati
->Kullunā nafdīki bid-dimāʾ narwīki
->Nafdīka bil-ʾarwāḥi yā waṭan
[[/note]]

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->Long live my country, the unity of our Emirates lives.
->You have lived for a nation whose religion is Islam and guide is the Qur'an.
->I made you stronger in God's name—oh, homeland!
->My country, my country, my country, my country.
->Allah has protected you from the evils of the time.
->We have sworn to build and work –
->work sincerely, work sincerely!
->As long as we live, we will be sincere.
->The safety has lasted and the flag has lived—oh, our Emirates!
->The symbol of Arabism:
->We all sacrifice for you and give you our blood;
->We sacrifice for you with our souls—oh, homeland!
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[[AC:Government]]
* Federal monarchy
** President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
** Prime Minister & Vice President: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
** Speaker: Saqr Ghobash
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[[AC:Miscellaneous]]
* '''Capital:''' Abu Dhabi
* '''Largest city:''' Dubai
* '''Population:''' 9,890,400
* '''Area:''' 83,600 km (32,300 sq mi) (114th)
* '''Currency''': United Arab Emirates dirham (د.إ) (AED)
* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' AE


The United Arab Emirates ('''''Arabic:''' دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎ Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah'') is a Western Asian federation of seven emirates on the Arabian Gulf. "Emir" is Arabic for "prince", so these emirates are basically principalities. The only parallel in the modern world of a federation of monarchies is UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} (although for historical reasons not every state in Malaysia is headed by a monarch), but the Malaysian sultans are ceremonial, whereas the Emirati emirs still hold a lot of powers.

Formerly known as the Trucial States (up until 1971), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the 8th wealthiest per capita state in the world by purchasing power parity.

The country has a population of 9.4 million. However, Emirati nationals only account for 13% of them, i.e. 1.2 million. The rest is made up by foreign expatriates, chiefly economic migrants from the Indian subcontinent; taken together, they constitute more than a half of the population and outnumber Emirates by four to one. Other expatriate communities came from Southeast Asia, other Arab countries, and Africa. This migrant-outnumbering-citizen situation happens to other Persian Gulf countries too, but nowhere is this as pronounced as in the UAE.

A country with twice as many men as women due to the influx of guest workers, it is a major oil producing state and acquiring further wealth all the time. It provided troops to the UN coalition in UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar (1991).

Not a democracy, although slight moves to that system have been made. It is close to the US and bought F-16s from them in 1999, and many ships of the United States Fifth Fleet are based in the UAE.

Camel racing is popular and the place is attracting motorsport too. Tourism brings in big money. This has resulted in a bit of a culture clash between the covered-up, teetotal locals and the scantily-clad, beer-drinking tourists. Homosexuality and adultery are against the law.

Like the other Gulf emirates, citizens experience a highly luxurious life. This includes a very cushy welfare state, free healthcare, and free education up to the Doctorate level. Even the large welfare states of northern Europe seem threadbare and stingy in comparison to that provided in the UAE. Not so great is the fact that all this luxury is mostly built on the backs of the country's vast population of non-citizen guest workers, most of whom are criminally underpaid and emphatically '''not''' supported by the welfare state.

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The United Arab Emirates ('''''Arabic:''' دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎ Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah'') is a Western Asian federation of seven emirates on the Arabian Persian Gulf. "Emir" is Arabic for "prince", so these emirates are basically principalities. The only parallel in the modern world of a federation of monarchies is UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} (although for historical reasons not every state in Malaysia is headed by a monarch), but the Malaysian sultans are ceremonial, whereas the Emirati emirs still hold a lot of powers.

Formerly known as
powers. It is not a democracy, but slight moves have been made in that direction.

From 1820 to 1971, it was a British colony called
the Trucial States (up States. Up to 1947, it was an administrative division of UsefulNotes/TheRaj and used rupees minted in UsefulNotes/{{India}} as its currency until 1971), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the 8th wealthiest per capita state in the world by purchasing power parity.

The country has a population of 9.4 million. However, Emirati nationals only account for 13% of them, i.e. 1.2 million. The rest is made up by foreign expatriates, chiefly economic migrants from the Indian subcontinent; taken together, they constitute more than a half of the population and outnumber Emirates by four to one. Other expatriate communities came from Southeast Asia, other Arab countries, and Africa. This migrant-outnumbering-citizen situation happens to other Persian Gulf countries too, but nowhere is this
as pronounced late as in the UAE.

1966.

A country with twice as many men as women due to the influx of guest workers, it is a major oil producing state and acquiring further wealth all the time. It provided troops to has the UN coalition in UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar (1991).

Not a democracy, although slight moves to that system have been made. It is close to
5th highest GDP per capita and the US and bought F-16s 3th highest HDI in Asia.

The country has a population of 9.3 million. However, Emirati nationals only account for 13% of them, i.e. 1.2 million. The rest is made up by foreign expatriates, chiefly economic migrants
from them in 1999, and many ships the Indian subcontinent; taken together, they constitute more than a half of the United States Fifth Fleet are based population and outnumber Emiratis by four to one. Other expatriate communities came from Southeast Asia, other Arab countries, and Africa. This migrant-outnumbering-citizen situation happens in other Persian Gulf countries too, but nowhere is this as pronounced as in the UAE.

Camel racing is popular and the place is attracting motorsport too. Tourism brings in big money. This has resulted in a bit of a culture clash between the covered-up, teetotal locals and the scantily-clad, beer-drinking tourists. Homosexuality and adultery are against the law.

Like the other members of the Gulf emirates, Cooperation Council, citizens experience a highly luxurious life. This includes a very cushy welfare state, free healthcare, and free education up to the Doctorate level. Even the large welfare states of northern Europe seem threadbare and stingy in comparison to that provided in the UAE. Not so great is the fact that all this luxury is mostly built on the backs of the country's vast population of non-citizen guest workers, most of whom are criminally underpaid and emphatically '''not''' supported by the welfare state.
state.

The UAE is close to the US and bought F-16s from them in 1999, and many ships of the United States Fifth Fleet are based in the UAE. It provided troops to the UN coalition in UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar (1991). It used to align its foreign policy with UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia, the most influential member of the GCC, but this seems to have changed in recent years. The UAE still maintains a relationship with UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} in spite of the GCC's boycott, as Iran is a valuable trade partner, and it also backs a different faction of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Yemen}} Yemeni]] civil war. In 2020, it became the first Gulf country to normalize relations with Israel, with trade relations set up and ambassadors expected to be exchanged soon, contrary to Saudi wishes for relations to be established after a definite solution to the [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Israeli-Palestinian conflict]] is found.[[note]]Saudi Arabia's reservations for relations with Israel have been suggested to be more of a PR matter; being the spiritual center of the Islamic world, it normalizing relations with Israel would be seen as abandoning the Palestinian cause entirely and probably cause some kind of political firestorm (and indeed, when the UAE announced the Israeli peace treaty, threats of boycott against the UAE briefly abounded). In any case, it is basically an open secret that the Saudi and Israeli higher-ups have been collaborating in recent years in the face of Iran.[[/note]]

Camel racing is popular and the place is attracting motorsport too. The country is a popular tourist destination, with tens of millions of people visiting the country annually. This has resulted in a bit of a culture clash between the covered-up, teetotal locals and the scantily-clad, beer-drinking tourists. Homosexuality and adultery are against the law.



* Sharjah -- Has many universities that attract students from around the UAE and the region, mostly located in the appropriately-named "University City" complex on the border with Dubai. It has an exclave facing the Gulf of Oman, as well as [[http://geosite.jankrogh.com/enklaver/madha/madha_guessed_map.jpg an exclave within Oman, within the UAE]][[note]]This is called a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enclave_and_exclave#Enclaves_within_enclaves counter-enclave]][[/note]].

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* Sharjah -- Has many universities that attract students from around the UAE and the region, mostly located in the appropriately-named "University City" complex on the border with Dubai. It has an exclave facing the Gulf of Oman, as well as [[http://geosite.jankrogh.com/enklaver/madha/madha_guessed_map.jpg an exclave enclave within Oman, within the UAE]][[note]]This is called a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enclave_and_exclave#Enclaves_within_enclaves counter-enclave]][[/note]].



* [[VideoGame/StreetFighterV The fifth iteration]] of the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series features Arabic fighter, Rashid, who is ostensibly an Emirati[[note]]It wasn't until the Skies of Honor stage was added that his nationality was confirmed; before, it was only mentioned that he's from the Middle East, without specifying a country[[/note]] and dressed accordingly in a completely white ''dishdash'' and ''keffiyeh''. His home-stage takes place on the ''wings'' of his own private jet as it flies around the city-scape of Dubai and several iconic buildings feature in the flyby, including the Burj Khalifa and the Emirates Towers.
* The horror movie ''Film/{{Djinn}}'' mostly takes places in the UAE, and features both spoken English and Arab.

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* [[VideoGame/StreetFighterV The fifth iteration]] of the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series features Arabic an Arab fighter, Rashid, who is ostensibly an Emirati[[note]]It wasn't until the Skies of Honor stage was added that his nationality was confirmed; before, it was only mentioned that he's from the Middle East, without specifying a country[[/note]] and dressed accordingly in a completely white ''dishdash'' and ''keffiyeh''. His home-stage takes place on the ''wings'' of his own private jet as it flies around the city-scape of Dubai and several iconic buildings feature in the flyby, including the Burj Khalifa and the Emirates Towers.
* The horror movie ''Film/{{Djinn}}'' mostly takes places in the UAE, and features both spoken English and Arab.
Arabic.


* The fifth iteration of the ''StreetFighter'' series features Arabic fighter, Rashid, who is ostensibly an Emirati and dressed accordingly in a completely white ''dishdash'' and ''keffiyeh''. His home-stage takes place on the ''wings'' of his own private jet as flies around the city-scape of Dubai and several iconic buildings feature in the flyby, including the Burj Khalifa and the Emirates Towers.

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* [[VideoGame/StreetFighterV The fifth iteration iteration]] of the ''StreetFighter'' ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series features Arabic fighter, Rashid, who is ostensibly an Emirati Emirati[[note]]It wasn't until the Skies of Honor stage was added that his nationality was confirmed; before, it was only mentioned that he's from the Middle East, without specifying a country[[/note]] and dressed accordingly in a completely white ''dishdash'' and ''keffiyeh''. His home-stage takes place on the ''wings'' of his own private jet as it flies around the city-scape of Dubai and several iconic buildings feature in the flyby, including the Burj Khalifa and the Emirates Towers. Towers.


* Abu Dhabi was popularized in the comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' and the subsequent television show being the place where Garfield was always trying to mail Nermal. One episode featured a musical number about the city.

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* Abu Dhabi was popularized in the comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' and the subsequent television show being the place where Garfield was always [[https://garfield.com/comic/1984/01/28 trying to mail Nermal.Nermal]]. One episode featured a musical number about the city.


A country with twice as many men as women due to the influx of guest workers, it is a major oil producing state and acquiring further wealth all the time. It provided troops to the UN coalition in the 1991 UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar.

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A country with twice as many men as women due to the influx of guest workers, it is a major oil producing state and acquiring further wealth all the time. It provided troops to the UN coalition in the 1991 UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar.UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar (1991).

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