The United Arab Emirates (hereinafter UAE) are located in West Asia on the Arabian Peninsula. This state consists of seven small principalities: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi. Indigenous people here are Arabs. A lot of foreign citizens live and work in the UAE – Europeans, Americans, Pakistanis, Iranians and Indians. Arabic is considered the official language, and English is also widely spoken.
Each principality, which is part of the UAE, has independence and represents an absolute monarchy. The main authority is considered the High Council, which consists of the rulers of the emirates. A president is elected from among them. Continue reading