Emirate of Dubai

one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates

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Emirate of Dubai
Imārat Dubayy
Coat of arms of Emirate of Dubai
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
Independence from UK2 December 1971
Towns and villages
 • TypeAbsolute monarchy[1][2]
 • EmirMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
 • Crown PrinceHamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
 • Total3,885 km2 (1,500 sq mi)
Area rank2nd[3]
 • Total4,177,059
 • Rank1st
Time zoneUTC+4 (UAE standard time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4
ISO 3166 codeAE-DU
Nominal GDP2015 estimate
TotalUSD 105 billion[4]
Per capitaUSD 44,000
ReligionIslam (the official state religion of the UAE)

The Emirate of Dubai (Arabic: إمارة دبيّ; pr. Imārat Dubayy) is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.[5]

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.[6]

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. ^ "The Political System of the UAE".
  2. ^ "Entrenched Monarchy Thwarts Aspirations for Modernity". The New York Times. January 22, 2010.
  3. ^ About Dubai page of the Government of Dubai website (www.dubai.ae). Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  4. ^ "Gross Domestic Product at Current Prices - Emirate of Dubai 2015-2014" (PDF). Dubai Statistics Center. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 4, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Seven Emirates of the UAE". WorldAtlas. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  6. ^ "Dubai Ruler - The GDMO - Dubai Government Media Office". mediaoffice.ae. Retrieved April 29, 2021.

External links

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