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The ''United Arab Emirates'' (UAE) (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة, transliteration: '''Dawlat Al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah''') is a Middle Eastern federation of seven states situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. The seven states, termed emirates, are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
It has a population of [[Has population::9,206
,000,000]] and its capital is [[Has capital::Abu Dhabi]].
The UAE, rich in oil and natural gas, has become highly prosperous after gaining foreign direct investment funding in the 1970s. The country has a relatively high Human Development Index for the Asian continent, ranking 39th globally, and having the 5th highest GDP per capita in the world according to the CIA.