United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, sometimes called the Emirates, is a country located in Western Asia at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia and has maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. A federation of seven emirates forms an elective monarchy in Dubai. These emirates consist of Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. A Sheikh governs each emirate. One of them serves as the President of the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, the UAE’s population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million were Emirati citizens and 7.8 million were expatriates. The estimated population in 2020 was 9.89 million. The official religion is Islam, and the official language is Arabic. The UAE has the sixth- and seventh-largest oil and natural gas reserves in the world, respectively.