The United Arab Emirates.

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The United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates also known as the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. The United Arab Emirates was establish in 1971, and it is a federation of seven emirates; which include Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Abu Dhabi serves as the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Each emirate within the United Arab Emirates is governed by an absolute monarch who jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, the total population of the United Arab Emirates was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates. Islam is the official religion of the United Arab Emirates, and Arabic is the official language, although English is widely spoken besides Persian, Nepali, Bangali, Hindi-Urdu, Malayalam, and Balochi. History The earliest known human habitation in the United Arab Emirates dated from 5500 BCE, but finds of flint could date the first human habitation of the United Arab Emirates western coast to 130,000 years ago. Along the 17th - 19th century; the harsh desert environment led to the emerging of nomadic groups who subsisted because of various economic activities, including animal husbandry, agriculture and
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