United Arab Emirates

geographical name
variants: or formerly Trucial States \ ˈtrü-​shəl How to pronounce Trucial States (audio) \ or Trucial Oman \ ō-​ˈmän How to pronounce Trucial Oman (audio) , -​ˈman \

Definition of United Arab Emirates

country in northeastern Arabia on the Persian Gulf between Qatar and Oman capital Abu Dhabi area 32,278 square miles (83,600 square kilometers), population 9,701,000

Note: The United Arab Emirates is a republic composed of seven sheikhdoms (Abu Dhabi, ʽAjman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, Ra's al Khaymah, and Umm al Qaywayn) formerly under British protection.

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“United Arab Emirates.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trucial%20oman. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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