United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates
or formerly Trucial States or Trucial Oman geographical name country NE Arabia on Persian Gulf between Qatar & Oman; a republic composed of seven sheikhdoms (Abu Dhabi, ‘Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, Ra's al Khaymah, & Umm al Qaywayn) formerly under British protection capital Abu Dhabi area 30,000 square miles (77,700 square kilometers), population 1,986,000

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • United Arab Emirates —   [ju naɪtɪd ærəb e mɪərəts, englisch], Vereinigte Arabische Emirate …   Universal-Lexikon

  • United Arab Emirates — an independent federation in E Arabia, formed in 1971, now comprising seven emirates on the S coast (formerly, Pirate Coast or Trucial Coast) of the Persian Gulf, formerly under British protection: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Qaiwain …   Universalium

  • United Arab Emirates — Infobox Country native name = دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة ArabDIN|Dawlat Al Imārāt al ‘Arabīya al Muttaḥida conventional long name = United Arab Emirates common name = United Arab Emirates demonym = Emirati national motto = God, Nation,… …   Wikipedia

  • United Arab Emirates — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::United Arab Emirates <p></p> Background: <p></p> The Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast granted the UK control of their defense and foreign affairs in 19th… …   The World Factbook

  • United Arab Emirates — Émirats arabes unis Pour les articles homonymes, voir eau (homonymie). الإمارات العربية المتحدة (ar) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • United Arab Emirates — noun a federation of seven Arab emirates on the eastern Arabian peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; rich in oil reserves • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Asian country, ↑Asian nation • Member Holonyms: ↑Arab League,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • United Arab Emirates — noun A country in the Middle East. Official name: The United Arab Emirates; abbreviation: UAE, the Emirates …   Wiktionary

  • United Arab Emirates — United Ar|ab Em|ir|ates, the UAE a country in the Middle East, between Qatar and Oman, made up of seven small ↑emirates, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Population: 2,407,000 (2001). Capital: Abu Dhabi. The land is mainly desert, but the country… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • United Arab Emirates — monarchy, E Arabia, composed of 7 emirates (formerly Trucial States); 30,000 sq. mi.; pop. 1,903,000; cap. Abu Dhabi …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • United Arab Emirates — Unit′ed Ar′ab Em′irates n. geg (used with a sing. or pl. v.) an independent federation in E Arabia, formed in 1971, now comprising seven emirates on the S coast of the Persian Gulf, formerly under British protection. 2,344,402; ab. 32,300 sq. mi …   From formal English to slang

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