The United Arab Emirates is a Middle East country that is located in between Saudi Arabia and Oman. It is in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. UAE has a total land area of 36,278 square miles. Saudi Arabia borders UAE in the west and south, Qatar borders it in the north and Oman to the west. The United Arab Emirates is made up of seven emirates bound by an official constitution. The seven emirates are also the seven Trucial states which are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras al-Khaiman, Sharjah, Ajman, and Fujairah. They were brought together under one government on 2nd December, 1971. Abu Dhabi is the largest of them and it is also the official capital. It makes up 85% of the total land area of the country.