Muslims across the Globe: Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The Gulf Emirates

On December 2nd, 1971, the rulers of the six Emirate kingdoms in the Persian gulf region, agreed to form a federation. They named the federation the United Arab Emirates. The six Emirates of the U.A.E were Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain, Fujairah and Ajman. The seventh emirate Ra’s al-Khaimah, joined the federation the following year, making the total number of Emirates to seven.

Uniquely located between the far east and the western world, the U.A.E is one of the most economically progressive areas of the world. The area is not only vital for the world’s air and shipping traffic, this area also surrounds the vital route for the delivery of most of the world’s energy supply.

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. By population, this is the second most populous Emirate kingdom, in the U.A.E. Islam is the majority religion. Approximately 85% of the population of Abu Dhabi are Sunni Muslims and 15% are Shi’a Muslims. With a population of 2.9 million, Abu Dhabi is the largest Emirate kingdom in the U.A.E.

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