About United Arab Emirates
The satellite view and the map shows UAE, an Arab federation of seven emirates on the Arabian Peninsula
, bordering the Gulf of Oman in the east and the Persian Gulf in the north.
Countries with international borders to the United Arab Emirates are Oman
and Saudi Arabia
, the UAE shares also maritime borders with Iran
Palm Jumeirah aerial view. The palm tree-shaped Jumeirah island off the coast of Dubai is an artificial archipelago created by land reclamation.
Photo: Richard Schneider
The federation consists of the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain. The loose alliance of sheikdoms came under British administration in the mid 19th century, then known as the Trucial States until 1971, with the independence from the UK and the foundation of the United Arab Emirates on the 2 December 1971.
Most of the country's geography is made up of – sand, they do really have a broad beach down there. Over two-thirds of the country is covered by sand of the Great Arabian Desert (Rub' al Khali). The sand dunes are moving; they can wander for hundreds of kilometers, threatening oases and cities. Large-scale plantings could only partially stop the desert from advancing.
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 capital city of the United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi; the largest city is Dubai in the emirate of the same name; the city is one of the luxury-consumer paradises in the Middle East. Spoken languages are an Emirates variant of Arabic, English is in use.
The two main international airports are Abu Dhabi International Airport (IATA Code: AUH), the hub for Etihad Airways and Dubai International Airport (IATA Code: DXB) the hub for the low-cost airline flydubai and Emirates, the world's fourth-largest airline.
The map shows the United Arab Emirates with cities, towns, expressways, main roads, and streets.
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