Emirate of Dubai

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Emirate of Dubai
Imārat Dubayy
Flag of Emirate of Dubai
Coat of arms of Emirate of Dubai
Coat of arms
Dubai in United Arab Emirates.svg
Coordinates: 23°30′N 54°30′E / 23.5°N 54.5°E / 23.5; 54.5Coordinates: 23°30′N 54°30′E / 23.5°N 54.5°E / 23.5; 54.5
Country  United Arab Emirates
Emirate  Dubai
Independence from UK 2 December 1971
Seat Dubai
 • Type Absolute monarchy[1][2][3]
 • Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
 • Total 3,113 km2 (1,202 sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4 (UAE standard time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4
Nominal GDP 2015 estimate
Total USD 105 billion[4]
Per capita USD 44,000

The Emirate of Dubai (Arabic: إمارة دبيّImārat Dubayy) is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai is the capital of the emirate and was named after it. it is placed in the coast of the Persian Gulf in the Arabian Desert, it limited to the south with the emirate of Abu Dabi with the emirate of Sharjah for its northeast, with Oman for its southeast and with the emirates of Ajman for the west and Ras al-Khaimah at the north. In December 1971, the emirate united with Abu Dhabi and the other emirates to form the United Arab Emirates. Until then, the emirates were British protectorates.

The ruler of the emirate is HH Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the emirate is governed by the Government of Dubai.

The emirate is made up of various other municipalities and villages. The inland exclave of Hatta is located about 134 km east of Dubai City. It is bordered by Oman to the east and south, the village of Sayh Mudayrah in Ajman to the west, and Ras al-Khaimah to the north.


  1. ^ http://olegnax.com. "United Arab Emirates - ARARAT". 
  2. ^ "The Political System of the UAE". 
  3. ^ "Entrenched Monarchy Thwarts Aspirations for Modernity". The New York Times. January 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ https://www.dsc.gov.ae/Report/Gross%20Domestic%20Product%20at%20Current%20Prices%202015-2014.pdf

External links

  • Dubai travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • www.Dubai.ae – Dubai Government official website
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