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The Federation to be known as the
United Arab Emirates (UAE) was
formally established on 2 December
1971. The member emirates include
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-
Qaiwain, Fujairah, Ajman and Ra’s al-
Khaimah.
The Federation to be known as the United Arab
Emirates (UAE) was formally established on 2
December 1971. The member emirates include Abu
Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwain, Fujairah,
Ajman and Ra’s al-Khaimah.
The prosperity, harmony and modern development
that characterizes the United Arab Emirates, led
today by President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, also the Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi,
and his fellow-members of the Supreme Council of
Rulers of the seven emirates, is due to a very great
extent to the role played by Sheikh Zayed, both prior
to the formation of the Federation and in the nearly
33 years that followed until his death in November
2004.
The City of Al Ain is an ancient city, central to the
cultural heritage of the UAE and the birthplace of HH
The President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
It remains close to the heart of the royal family and
the people of the UAE. For more than 5,000 years,
it has been a welcome and a cool retreat from the
surrounding desert and coastal Emirates. Known as
the “Garden City of the Gulf�?, it is built around nurturing
oases irrigated by ancient falaj water systems.
It is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu
Dhabi and the fourth largest city in the UAE and is
located approximately 150 km inland from the capital
Abu Dhabi and the tourist city of Dubai. Al Ain has the
country , s highest number of Emirati nationals and is
developing as a tourist destination with the dry desert
air making it a welcome retreat from the coastal
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