United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.
The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Islam is the official religion of the UAE and Arabic is the official language although English, Urdu and Hindi languages are widely spoken with English being the language of business and education particularly in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The UAE's economy is the most diversified in the Gulf while its most populous city of Dubai is an important global city and an international aviation hub.