Trivia Tuesday: How many emirates are there in the UAE?

how-many-emirates-are-there-in-the-uaeThe UAE has always confused the bejeezus out of me. Is it Dubai? Is it Abu Dhabi? For a while I thought it included Oman and Saudi Arabia (nope).

So, here you have it People Who Are Probably Smarter Than Me, there are seven emirates; Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain.

They are called ’emirates’ because they are ruled by ’emirs’ (the Arabic word for general, commander or prince).

The capital of the UAE is Abu Dhabi and the largest city is Dubai. The official language is Arabic and you would refer to the citizens as ’emiratis’.

I will give you an ‘Excellent’ stamp on the back of your hand if you can tell us anything about UAE that is not on Wikipedia. Go!

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2 Responses to “Trivia Tuesday: How many emirates are there in the UAE?”
  1. mel says:

    Seven! I always thought there was, like, 30 or something. Good to know!

  2. Emma Lovell says:

    Thanks for that Em. Definitely cleared some things up

    I also recognise this from the TravelCandy Quiz 🙂 obviously a hot topic with you

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