Territory in the eastern Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1971 by the Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
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  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎‎ Dawlat al-Imārāt al-'Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates (Arabic: الامارات‎‎ al-Imārāt), is a federal sovereign absolute monarchy in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north. The country is a federation of seven emirates consisting of Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by a Ruler; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the rulers serves as the President of the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, the UAE's population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.

    • Dubai - Metropolis and capital city of the Emirate of Dubai

    Measures of Freedom

    Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
    2014: 6.36, Rank: 118, Personal Freedom: 4.73, Economic Freedom: 7.98, Democracy Index: 2.56
    Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
    2014: 7.98, Rank: 5
    United Arab Emirates | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
    2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 20, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 6
    "The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continued to suppress dissent in 2015, restricting the use of social media and utilizing an expansive antiterrorism law that criminalizes criticism of the regime. Amid security concerns exacerbated by the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Libya, and Yemen, the UAE also retained a role in helping challenge the regional spread of Islamist militancy, providing support for the Egyptian government and participating in a Saudi Arabia–led coalition against antigovernment forces in Yemen."


    Ports and Political Hypocrisy, by Xon Hostetter, 25 Feb 2006
    Discusses the controversy over the pending acquisition of six U.S. ports by Dubai Ports World (now DP World) as part of their purchase of the British firm P&0 (Note: the transaction was later blocked by the U.S. Congress and DP sold them to AIG)
    "The United Arab Emirates is not a totalitarian European country from the 1930s, nor is it a socialistic western European democracy like we see today. It is a country that is governed by extraordinarily wealthy businessmen. ... As has been pointed out on Lewrockwell.com before, the UAE is a bastion of unregulated free market activity, tax-free paychecks, and (surprise surprise!) economic expansion."
    Related Topics: Business, Dubai

    The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "United Arab Emirates" as of 26 Jul 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.