Definition of United Arab Emirates in US English:

United Arab Emirates

(also UAE)

proper noun

  • An independent state on the southern coast of the Persian Gulf, west of the Gulf of Oman; population 9,200,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Abu Dhabi; official language, Arabic.

The United Arab Emirates was formed in 1971 by the federation of the independent sheikhdoms formerly called the Trucial States: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah (joined early 1972), Sharjah, and Umm al-Qaiwain

Pronunciation

United Arab Emirates

/junaɪtɪdærəbˈemɪrəts/