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United Arab Emirates Cities by Population

13 cities shown of 13 total United Arab Emirates cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Dubai 1,137,347
2. Abu Dhabi 603,492
3. Sharjah 543,733
4. Al `Ayn 408,733
5. `Ajman 226,172
6. Ra's al Khaymah 115,949
7. Al Fujayrah 62,415
8. Umm al Qaywayn 44,411
9. Khawr Fakkan 33,575
10. Diba 26,395
11. Adh Dhayd 24,716
12. Ar Ruways 16,000
13. Muzayri` 10,000

United Arab Emirates History

The United Arab Emirates was originally formed from tribally-organized Arabian Peninsula sheikhdoms along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf and the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Oman. It had been part of Oman and was then called Oman's Gulf. The UAE was established in 1971 when the emirates bonded together and became one united country. It has since evolved into a modern, high-income nation.

Portuguese expansion into the Indian Ocean in the early sixteenth century following Vasco da Gama's route of exploration saw them battle the Ottomans up the coast of the Persian Gulf. The Portuguese controlled the area for 150 years in which they conquered the inhabitants of the Arabian peninsula. It is noteworthy to mention that Vasco da Gama was helped by Ibn Majid, an Arab from Julphar, to find the route of spices.

Then, portions of the nation came under the direct influence of the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century. Thereafter the region was known to the British as the Pirate Coast"

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