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Country: United Arab Emirates
ISO code/s AE / ARE
From year1971

The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. In 2013, the UAE's total population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.

Established in December 1971, the country is a federation of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch who jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. Islam is the official religion of the UAE, and Arabic is the official language, although English is widely used.

Abu Dhabi 1971
See also
Trucial States 18201971
Monarch reigns
زَايِـد بِـن سُـلْـطَـان آل نَـهْـيَـان‎ (President Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan), Emir of Abu Dhabi 2 December 1971 2 November 2004
خليفة بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان (President Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan) Emir of Abu Dhabi 3 November 2004
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UAE InteractCentral Bank to Issue Commemorative Silver Coin to Celebrate Commeration Day
November 30, 2015

The Central Bank of the UAE has said that it will issue a commemorative silver coin on the occasion of Commemoration Day (Martyrs' Day), which is celebrated tomorrow.

The bank in a statement has said that in appreciation of decision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to declare 30th November of each year as Martyrs' Day to commemorate and express gratitude to "our heroic martyrs and dutiful sons", who have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect their country and ensure that the UAE flag continues to fly high.

Khaleej TimesCommerative Coin for Dubai Chamber's 50th Anniversary
November 16, 2015

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Central Bank of the UAE, has announced the issuing of a commemorative coin to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Chamber.

The commemorative one dirham coin includes an image of the Dubai Chamber headquarters, which is the first building outside of the US and Canada to get green building rating LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for existing buildings.

Khaleej TimesUAE to issue commemorative Dirham coin today
October 1, 2015

Central Bank of the UAE announced that it will be issuing, with effect from Thursday October 1, 2015, a commemorative Dirham on the occasion of the Global Village 20th Season Celebrations.

Emirates News AgencyCentral Bank of the UAE announces commemorative coin celebrating Sharjah as Capital of Islamic Culture 2014
April 12, 2015

The Central Bank of the UAE has announced that it will be issuing a commemorative silver coin to mark the occasion of Selection of Sharjah as Capital of Islamic Culture-2014.

The face of the coin depicts the portrait of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and the coin’s denomination. The reverse face of the coin depicts the logo of the occasion.

The commemorative coin shall be available for sale to banks, at Central Bank’s cash counters at the Head Office in Abu Dhabi and at the Dubai Branch. The silver coin will be sold at its face value of AED 100 plus additional costs, estimated at AED 350.

Emirates News AgencyCentral Bank to issue commemorative dirham for Dubai Crown Prince's accession day
January 1, 2015

The Central Bank of the UAE on Sunday announced that it will be issuing, with effect from Sunday, a commemorative dirham on the occasion of the accession day of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

UAE InteractUAE Central Bank Issues New Commemorative Coins
December 2, 2012

The UAE Central Bank announced on Wednesday it would soon issue two gold and silver commemorative coins to mark the first anniversary of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's assumption of power. In a press release, the Bank said the front face of both coins features a portrait of the President with a picture of the Emirates Palace appearing on the other side. The gold coin weighs 60 grams and 42.45 mm diametre, while the silver one is Dh 100 in denomination, 59 grams in weight and 50mm in diametre.