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The United Arab Emirates is one of the Persian Gulf States, a country in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula with a coastline at the Persian Gulf (Arab Gulf) and the Gulf of Oman. The UAE is bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia, and has maritime borders with Iran. There is a disputed region in west, therefore it is unclear if the UAE actually has a border with Qatar.

The coastal region of today UAE was known for a long time as the Pirate Coast. The seafaring inhabitants make a living by pirating trade vessels in the region. The loose federation of Sheikdoms came under British administration in mid 19th century, then known as the Trucial States until 1971, with the independence from the UK.

The UAE came into existence in December 1971 with the federation of six emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, and Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah joined the federation in 1972.

With an area of 83,600 km² the United Arab Emirates is about the size of Austria, or slightly smaller than the US State of Maine. The country consists mostly of barren landscape with gravel plains and sand dunes desert, interspersed with some oases, best known is Liwa Oasis, north of the Rub' al Khali, the Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world. There is a mountainous region in north east where the countries highest point is situated, Jabal Yibir(1,527 m).

Capital city of the United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi. Spoken languages are an Emirates variant of Arabic, English is in use.

Map is showing United Arab Emirates and the surrounding countries with international borders, emirates boundaries, the national capital Abu Dhabi, emirate capitals, major cities, main roads and major airports.


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Cities and Towns in the United Arab Emirates

Map shows the location of following cities and towns:
Ajman, Al Ain, As Sila, Bani Yas, Baynunah, Bida Zayed, Bidiya, Bithna, Bu Hasa, Dhaid, Dhayah, Dibba, Digdagga, Dubai, Falaj al-Mu’alla, Fujairah, Ghalilah, Habshan, Hamim, Hatta, Hili, Jebel Ali, Jebel Dhanna, Kalba, Khatt, Khor Fakkan, Madam, Manama, Masfut, Mleiha, Mussafah, Muzayrah, Qidfa, Ra's al-Khaimah, Ruwais, Sharjah, Sharm, Siji, Umm al-Nar, Umm al-Qaiwain

Administrative Divisions of UAE

The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates, their capitals have the same name as the emirate:
(In brackets the number of the emirate on the map)
(1) Abu Dhabi
(2) Ajman: 1 exclave
(3) Dubai: 1 exclave
(4) Fujairah: 2 exclaves
(5) Ras al-Khaimah: 1 exclave
(6) Sharjah: 3 exclaves
(7) Umm al-Quwain

Areas under joint control:
(8) Fujairah and Sharjah
(9) Oman and Ajman

Disputed Areas:
The islands of Lesser Tunb, Greater Tunb, and Abu Musa are under Iranian administration but claimed by UAE.
More about the United Arab Emirates:

Cities:
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Country:
Searchable Map and Satellite View of the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Country Profile
United Arab Emirates in Figures
United Arab Emirates key statistical data.

Continent:
Political Map of the Middle East
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More about the Arabian Peninsula:

The Arabian Peninsula, the world's largest peninsula, is situated in Southwest Asia with the Red Sea in south west, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman in west and the Arabian Sea in south east.

By political definition the countries situated on the peninsula are: the island nation of Bahrain, Qatar, situated on a peninsula itself, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in east, Oman in southeast, and Yemen in south, Saudi Arabia in the center, Israel and the Palestinian territories on the northwest coast along the Mediterranean Sea. In the northern part of the peninsula is the Syrian Desert, which also includes northeastern Jordan, southeastern Syria, and western Iraq.  

Political maps of other countries on the Arabian Peninsula:
Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.
 
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