Definitions for united arab emirates
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Unit′ed Ar′ab Em′irates(n.)
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) an independent federation in E Arabia, formed in 1971, now comprising seven emirates on the S coast of the Persian Gulf, formerly under British protection. 2,344,402; ab. 32,300 sq. mi. (83,657 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Cap.: Abu Dhabi.; Abbr.: U.A.E.; Formerly, Trucial Coast, Trucial Oman, Trucial States.
United Arab Emirates(noun)
a federation of seven Arab emirates on the eastern Arabian peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; rich in oil reserves
United Arab Emirates(ProperNoun)
A country in the Middle East. Official name: The United Arab Emirates; abbreviation: UAE, the Emirates.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
United Arab Emirates
A federation of seven states on the southeast portion of the Arabian peninsula: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain. In 1820 a treaty of peace was concluded between Great Britain and native rulers. During the 19th century the rulers agreed to suppression of the slave trade and restriction of foreign relations to Great Britain. The Trucial Council was established in 1952 and defense treaties with Great Britain terminated. In 1971 an independent six-member federation was formed, with Ras al-Khaimah joining the federation in 1972. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1250)
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