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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city and sheikdom of eastern United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf. Oil was discovered here in the 1960s. Population: 1,170,000.

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  • In 1971, six of these states - Abu Zaby, 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, and Umm al Qaywayn - merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    Background

  • Qatar followed in 1949, Abu Dhabi in 1962, and Dubayy in 1969.

    1. The Gulf States

  • But the most important institution was the Supreme Council of Rulers, on which Abu Dhabi and Dubayy alone held veto power.

    1963-75

  • Only two other sheikdoms, Dubayy and Sharja, possessed significant reserves of oil.

    1963-75

  • Telecommunications: modern system consisting of microwave and coaxial cable; key centers are Abu Dhabi and Dubayy; 386,600 telephones; satellite ground stations - 1 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT, 2 Indian Ocean INTELSAT and 1

    The 1994 CIA World Factbook

  • Supreme Council of Rulers: composed of the seven emirate rulers, the council is the highest constitutional authority in the UAE; establishes general policies and sanctions federal legislation, Abu Dhabi and Dubayy rulers have veto power; council meets four times a year cabinet:

    The 1994 CIA World Factbook

  • Minister SULTAN bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan (since 20 November 1990) cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president note: there is also a Federal Supreme Council (FSC) which is composed of the seven emirate rulers; the council is the highest constitutional authority in the UAE; establishes general policies and sanctions federal legislation, Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi) and Dubayy

    The 1999 CIA Factbook

  • Legal system: federal court system introduced in 1971; all emirates except Dubayy (Dubai) and Ra's al Khaymah have joined the federal system; all emirates have secular and Islamic law for civil, criminal, and high courts

    The 1999 CIA Factbook

  • Shariqah, Dubayy, and Umm al Qaywayn - merged to form the United

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • United Arab Emirates federal court system introduced in 1971; applies to all emirates except Dubayy (Dubai) and Ra's al Khaymah, which are not fully integrated into the federal system; all emirates have secular courts to adjudicate criminal, civil, and commercial matters and Islamic courts to review family and religious disputes

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

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