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 دبيّ‎; pr. Imārat Dubayy) is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.

The capital of the emirate is the eponymous city, Dubai. It is located in the Arabian Desert on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It is bordered to the south by the emirate of Abu Dhabi, to the northeast by the emirate of Sharjah, to the southeast by the country of Oman, to the west by the emirate of Ajman, and to the north by the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. In December 1971, the emirates united to form the United Arab Emirates, thus ending their status as British Protectorates.

The ruler of the emirate is Sheikh 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 villages of Sayh Mudayrah and Masfout in Ajman to the west, and Ras Al Khaimah to the north.

Rulers of Dubai

See also


  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
  • Dubai.ae – Dubai Government official website
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