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United Arab Emirates Introduction

United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven independent Arab states in southwestern Asia.

These states lie along the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, at the south end of the Persian Gulf. From west to east, they are Abu Dhabi, Dubayy (also spelled Dubai), Ash Shariqah, Ajman, Umm al Qaywayn, Ras al Khaymah, and Al Fujayrah.

The capital city of each state has the same name as the states. Up until 1971, the states were United Kingdom (UK) protectorates.

They were known as the Trucial States. Following independence in 1971, six of the states formed the United Arab Emirates. Ras al Khaymah joined the union in 1972.

A Short Background

The Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast granted the UK control of their defense and foreign affairs in 19th century treaties.

In 1971, six of these states - Abu Zaby, 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, and Umm al Qaywayn - merged to form the UAE. They were joined in 1972 by Ra's al Khaymah.

The UAE's per capita GDP is not far below those of the leading West European nations. Its generosity with oil revenues and its moderate foreign policy stance have allowed it to play a vital role in the affairs of the region.

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