The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, consisting of Abu Dhabi (the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain.
Dubai has 35% of the UAE’s population and Abu Dhabi 31%. The total population of the UAE is approximately 9.3 million, with migrant workers comprising 80%.
Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs (traditionally the Emir of Abu Dhabi) is selected as the President of the UAE.
The presidency and the prime ministership are essentially hereditary.
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