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United Arab Emirates

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country of 4.6 million people in the Middle East, located on the southern coast of the Persian Gulf and adjacent to Saudi Arabia and Oman. The UAE is actually a confederation of seven small kingdoms, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. A previously a classic rentier state that used to primary depend on revenues from Oil exports , but however the country has taken large steps in economic diversification. The emirate of Dubai has become the financial capital of the middle east although it has minimal oil resources .The UAE is a member of OPEC.

The country has been witnessing a boom since the late 1990s, although Dubai was hit particularly hard by the present recession. Years of rapid expansion have highlighted human rights violations regarding its largely foreign work force . (Source: Bush fawns over the U.A.E.).

US Military Bases

The U.S. Military has few bases in the UAE. Two of the most important are Al Dhafra air base and Jebel Ali port. Al Dhafra supports fighters and aerial refueling aircraft, in addition to occassional U-2 and Global Hawk reconnaissance flights. Meanwhile, the Navy makes about 200 calls a year at Jebel Ali port. The UAE is considered as one one of the main allies in the war against terrorism , however some of the hijackers involved in September 11 attacks held UAE citizenship.


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This page was last modified 09:07, 3 December 2010 by dKosopedia user Medley. Based on work by Claudia Kiburz and dKosopedia user(s) Noor ar, Corncam, BartFraden and Allamakee Democrat. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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