The United Arab Emirates (also known as UAE or as the Emirates) is a Middle Eastern country located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman. It consists of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. A former British protectorate, the country achieved independence in 1971. The United Arab Emirates are rich in oil, with the reserves expected to last for another 100 years at the current production rate.
Dubai photo gallery  - 305 pictures of Dubai
Abu Dhabi photo gallery  - 144 pictures of Abu Dhabi
Sharjah photo gallery  - 29 pictures of Sharjah
Ras al Khaimah photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Ras al Khaimah
305 photos of Dubai, an Arabian emirate, with beautiful beaches and many shopping malls
144 photos of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates
29 photos of Sharjah, the capital of the homonymous emirate north of Dubai
12 photos of Ras al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the U.A.E.
Dibba photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Dibba
Fujairah photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Fujairah
15 photos of Dibba, a city on the Gulf of Oman shared by two emirates and Oman
16 photos of Fujairah, an emirate of the U.A.E. located entirely on the Gulf of Oman
Khor Fakkan photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Khor Fakkan
Al Ain photo gallery  - 82 pictures of Al Ain
18 photos of Khor Fakkan, a pleasant city on the Gulf of Oman, located in a bay surrounded by mountains
82 photos of Al Ain, a large city in the desert of the United Arab Emirates
Wildlife photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Wildlife
Liwa oasis photo gallery  - 62 pictures of Liwa oasis
25 photos of animals of desert and savanna environments
62 photos of the Liwa oasis, a very large oasis 160km southwest of Abu Dhabi
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