|United Arab Emirates
دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة (Arabic)
|Anthem: "as-Salām al-Malakiyy"
The United Arab Emirates(Arabic:الإمارات العربية المتحدة), often abbreviated as UAE or shortened to The Emirates, is a country located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Iran. Termed emirates because they are ruled by emirs, they are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is also the country's centre of political, industrial and cultural activities.