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  United Arab Emirates - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The United Arab Emirates (also the UAE or the Emirates) is a Middle Eastern country situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajmān, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
United Arab Emirates is also the richest country in the Muslim world [1].
Arab or Western inmates suffer little or no flogging for their crimes, but Asians are routinely flogged, not only for their offenses but also for refusing to comply with the policemen in charge.
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 United Arab Emirates - Further Reading - MSN Encarta
Comprehensive and definitive history of social, economic, political, and cultural life in the Middle East, from the prophet Muhammad to the 20th century.
A study of the United Arab Emirates and how they became wealthy after years of poverty.
Concise overview of the geography, history, politics, economics, and culture of the Persian Gulf states, including separate sections on the United Arab Emirates.
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 History the United Arab Emirates [UAE] - TEN Guide
The region now known as the United Arab Emirates was occupied by sea traders who lived along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf and the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Oman.
The seven Trucial Coast sheikhdoms, Bahrain and Qatar attempted to form a union of Arab emirates, but were unable to agree on terms of a union, which lead to the independence of Bahrain in August and Qatar in September 1971.
The United Arab Emirates has come a long way since its independance and being the world's fourth largest oil-producer, it has transformed from a desert land into a land of six-lane highways, towering skyscrapers, and lush green golf courses.
guide.theemiratesnetwork.com /basics/history_of_the_emirates.php   (678 words)

  
 History of the United Arab Emirates
In 1853, they signed a treaty with the United Kingdom, under which the shaikhs (the "Trucial Shaikhdoms") agreed to a "perpetual maritime truce." It was enforced by the United Kingdom, and disputes among shaikhs were referred to the British for settlement.
Primarily in reaction to the ambitions of other European countries, the United Kingdom and the Trucial Shaikhdoms established closer bonds in an 1892 treaty, similar to treaties entered into by the U.K. with other Gulf principalities.
The nine attempted to form a union of Arab emirates, but by mid-1971 they were unable to agree on terms of union, even though the termination date of the British treaty relationship was the end of 1971.
www.historyofnations.net /asia/unitedarabemirates.html   (533 words)

  
 United Arab Emirates - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
United Arab Emirates federation of sheikhdoms (2005 est.
A federal supreme council (FSC), composed of the seven emirate rulers, is the highest constitutional authority in the UAE.
The UAE is a member of the United Nations and the Arab League.
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 Dubai History, Dubai Guide - Data Dubai
The major part of the Dubai emirate consists of rolling sand dunes lapping the foothills of the arid Hajar mountains in the east.
While the emirate of Dubai covers 3,900 square kilometers, the population (estimated at 889,518 in 1990) is largely concentrated in Dubai town.
The emirate is mainly desert, with sand dunes ranging from near white along the coast to a deep orange inland near the mountains, and in places dotted with a scrub of desert bushes and even some large trees.
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 United Arab Emirates: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Emirates’ annual growth rate in the 1970s was over 10 per cent due to oil revenues.
The influence of Islamic fundamentalism increased in the Emirates between 1993 and 1996.
Following introduction of shari’a or Islamic law, in February 2000 a criminal court from the Eastern emirate of Fujairah condemned an Indonesian woman to be stoned to death, a punishment not often applied in the country.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_history.cfm?Id=177   (1826 words)

  
 United Arab Emirates Flag
The shape and flag ratio of the United Arab Emirates is described as 1:2 (length twice the height)
The flag of the United Arab Emirates was adopted on December 2, 1971
A Flag of United Arab Emirates, when in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning in private with all due care and respect
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 United Arab Emirates: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
The United Arab Emirates, in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, extends along part of the Gulf of Oman and the southern coast of the Persian Gulf.
United Arab Emirates: Bibliography - Bibliography See D. Hawley, The Trucial States (1971); E. Mallakh, The Economic Development of the...
United Arab Emirates: Economy - Economy Industries involving the area's oil and natural-gas deposits are still critical to the...
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 United Arab Emirates (History) Prior to independence, the UAE was Trucial Oman and were under British protection
Although, from 1892, the United Kingdom assumed responsibility for the sheikhdoms´ defence and external relations, they were otherwise autonomous and followed the traditional form of Arab monarchy, with each ruler having virtually absolute power over his subjects.
The UAE was a founder member of the GCC of the Gulf (generally known as the Gulf Co-operation Council) in May 1981.
In common with the other Arab states, the United Arab Emirates condemned the 1979 Camp David agreements between Egypt and Israel, and diplomatic relations with Egypt were severed.
www.arab.de /arabinfo/uaehis.htm   (591 words)

  
 Country Pages: United Arab Emirates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven sovereign states, each controlled by a ruling family.
The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras al-Khaimah, and Fujairah.
The emirate of Dubai is perhaps the most internationally recognized center of the UAE, as it regularly plays host to a number of major international sporting events and conferences.
www.cies.org /country/uae.htm   (818 words)

  
 United Arab Emirates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Arab Emirates is a federation which consists of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.
United Arab Emirates has the fourth highest GDP per capita in the world [11].
Federal Act No. 1 [15] of 1976 establishes the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation as the sole telephone and telecommunications provider in the country, however freezones and modern housing developments are exempt from this and utilise a separate telecommunications company.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Arab_Emirates   (3303 words)

  
 United Arab Emirates...HISTORY - Sean Hannity Discussion
Despite its criticisms of United States policies toward the Palestinians, the UAE perceives its evolving relationship with the United States as providing a measure of protection from these crises.
The negotiations with the United States may have been a factor in the UAE's 1992 problems with Iran, a country that opposed a continuing United States military presence in the region.
The United States was the third country to establish formal diplomatic relations with the U.A.E. and has had an ambassador resident in the U.A.E. since 1974.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?t=56283   (1395 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: United arab emirates
A catalogue of all the languages and dialects spoken in the United Arab Emirates, with details of the numbers of speakers of each language.
Detailed handbook describing the history of the United Arab Emirates and analysing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
Basic reference information about the United Arab Emirates, such as area, capital, population, population density, geography, language, religion, time zone, history and government, plus business and social information, including details of accommodation, addresses, climate, regions, travel, visas, passports, money, health and public holidays.
bubl.ac.uk /link/u/unitedarabemirates.htm   (528 words)

  
 United Arab Emirates - Gurupedia
The United Arab Emirates is an oil-rich desert country situated in the south-east of the Arabian Pensinsula in Southwest Asia, comprised of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai,
Before 1971, they were known as the Trucial States, in reference of a nineteenth-century truce between the British and some Arab sheikhs.
Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm al-Qaiwain - merged to form the United Arab Emirates.
www.gurupedia.com /u/un/united_arab_emirates.htm   (537 words)

  
 United Arab Emirates - UAE - Dawlat Al-Amarat al-Arabiyya
United Arab Emirates is a member state of the League of Arab States
Culture, tourism and history of the Arab Emirates.
Established to be a distinguished institution of higher education in the UAE and the Arab world.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/arab_emirates.htm   (812 words)

  
 A short history of the United Arab Emirates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the sixteenth century the emirates which form now the United Arab Emirates owe nominal alliegance to the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century.
When these emirates are ruled by Islamicst fundamentalist known for their piracy, Britain takes control over the area in 1820.
In 1971 six emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwain) become independent als the United Arab Emirates, joined by Ras al-Khaimah in 1972.
www.electionworld.org /history/unitedarabemirates.htm   (202 words)

  
 United Arab Emirates History
In 1853, they signed a treaty with the United Kingdom, under which the sheikhs (the "Trucial Sheikhdoms") agreed to a "perpetual maritime truce." It was enforced by the United Kingdom, and disputes among sheikhs were referred to the British for settlement.
Primarily in reaction to the ambitions of other European countries, the United Kingdom and the Trucial Sheikhdoms established closer bonds in an 1892 treaty, similar to treaties entered into by the U.K. with other Gulf principalities.
The sheikhs agreed not to dispose of any territory except to the United Kingdom and not to enter into relationships with any foreign government other than the United Kingdom without its consent.
www.traveldocs.com /ae/history.htm   (558 words)

  
 NationMaster - Statistics on United Arab Emirates. 1090 facts and figures, stats and information on Emirati economy, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Chief Of Group Security Emirates Airlines and he offered me a job in Security but the pay was only Dhs.2500 and position was too junior for what the experiences I got I was not interested for that.
Sabena Khattar and my representative was present, Emirates management submitted reply for my petition and argued for making the termination as legal and failed because of my evidences at the time they issued termination letter when I was in coma and other.
Petitioner and Emirates VPHRBS INDIA was present in the third sitting held on 19.01.2005.
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 United Arab Emirates (UAE) History and Government | AME Info Country Guide
United Arab Emirates (UAE) History and Government
Home : Middle East Country Guides : United Arab Emirates : History and Government
Content in the country guide is updated every 3 months and is to the best of our knowledge accurate and up-to-date.
www.ameinfo.com /united_arab_emirates_history_government   (319 words)

  
 United Arab Emirates Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a union of seven sovereign sheikhdoms, formed when the British withdrew from the Gulf in 1971.
In 2006 the UAE government officially changed the country's weekend from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday.
Check out what other travellers are saying about United Arab Emirates.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/middle-east/united-arab-emirates   (181 words)

  
 United Arab Emirates: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
United Arab Emirates: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
On the Road towards Unity: The Trucial States from a British Perspective, 1960-66.(United Arab Emirates)
From tents to high rise: economic development of the United Arab Emirates.
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 History - United Arab Emirates - Middle East: achaemenid empire, arabian peninsula, 3rd millennium, advanced trading, ...
Recent archaeological research indicates the presence of an advanced trading culture in the early 3rd millennium bc in what is now the UAE.
These empires took over and controlled the extensive maritime trade that the small states had already carried as far as China.
In the early centuries ad Arab tribes flocked to the region, first along the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, then from the north, helping to make it receptive to the religion of Islam before the death of the prophet Muhammad in 632.
www.countriesquest.com /middle_east/united_arab_emirates/history.htm   (154 words)

  
 United Arab Emirates Dirham Exchange Rate Graph - US Dollar - Historical Exchange Rates
Monthly Average Graph - View average monthly exchange rate history for the United Arab Emirates Dirham against the US Dollar.
Invert Graph - The graph currently shows historical exchange rates for United Arab Emirates Dirham per 1 US Dollar.
View Data - View historical exchange rates for the United Arab Emirates Dirham against the US Dollar in a tabular format.
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 Map and References for United Arab Emirates
More Maps of the United Arab Emirates - More Maps of the United Arab Emirates - A number of maps from The Perry - Castañeda Library Map Collection.
The United Arab Emirates Flag - The United Arab Emirates Flag - three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and fl with a wider vertical red band on the hoist side -
United Arab Emirates Tourist Board - United Arab Emirates Tourist Board - The official website.
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 United Arab Republic, United Nations, United States & UPU Stamps, Philately & Phialtelic Literature
United Arab Republic, United Nations, United States and UPU Stamps, Philately and Phialtelic Literature
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