The United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the others being The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman. The UAE is situated on the northern (Arabian Gulf) and eastern (Gulf of Oman) coasts of the Arabian Peninsula and comprises seven emirates – Abu Dhabi (the capital and Federal Government seat), Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujeirah.

Whilst the Federal Government governs the country as a whole, the rulers in each emirate are at liberty to pass laws applicable in their respective emirates.