A country of eastern Arabia, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Converted to Islam in the 7th century, the area later became a base for pirates and was known as the Pirate Coast into the 19th century. The British signed a series of truces with the ruling sheikhs between 1820 and 1892, and the area became known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman. After World War II Britain granted internal autonomy to the sheikhdoms or emirates, with the United Arab Emirates being formed in 1971 after Britain withdrew from the area completely. Abu Dhabi is the capital.
Country in E Arabia, on the Persian Gulf, consisting of seven Arab emirates: 32,000 sq mi (82,880 sq km); cap. Abu Dhabi.
A country in the Middle East. Official name: The United Arab Emirates; abbreviation: UAE, the Emirates.
flowing white robes of the United Arab Emirates (were they really going to sail in that gear?
In the Persian Gulf lies the massif of Jebel Hafeet, on the outskirts of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.
New evidence for the Neolithic settlement of Marawah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Last week's Scotland on Sunday announced plans by rival company Space Adventures Ltd to build a spaceport in the United Arab Emirates.
Last week 's Scotland on Sunday announced plans by rival company Space Adventures Ltd to build a spaceport in the United Arab Emirates.