7 Emirates of UAE

What are the 7 Emirates of the UAE?

The 7 emirates of UAE names are Sharjah, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Quwain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, and Ajman. These are the states and not the countries.

Surely all the residents of the United Arab Emirates have to know about the 7 emirates of the UAE. And also the foreigners and the people who had a taste of seeking knowledge about the different countries, states, etc. I’ll describe the full name, their currency, flag, location, economy, foundations, and other aspects of these emirates of the UAE.

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1. Dubai

Dubai is the greatest state of UAE and it the most populous and is one of the most famous states of the world. It is the most economical and prosperous state of the United Arab Emirates.

In the past, it was famous for fishing, trading, pearling, etc. Now it has importance in every field of life.

Why Dubai is famous?

Among the 7 Emirates of UAE Dubai is also famous due to business, trade, a lot of jobs for foreigners, sports events, Burj Khalifa, luxurious palm trilogy islands, Burj Al Arab hotel, beautiful beaches, comfortable hotels, architecture, and other many things which are attractive for the people are present in the Dubai.

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  • Flag of Dubai: A white vertical white stripe with a red rectangle.
  • Ruler and President of Dubai: Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
  • Villages and towns of Dubai: Most famous are Al Faqa and Jebel Ali. And the others are Marqa, Lahbab, Al Lisaili, Ud Al Bayda, Al Aweer, and Urqub Juqayza.
  • Member of UAE: Dubai joined the UAE on December 2, 1971
  • Name in Arabic: Its name in Arabic is دبئی
  • Dubai Population: Its population is 3.331 million (33.31 lakhs) according to the census of 2019. But now in 2021, it will be almost 9 million.
  • Capital of Dubai: The capital name is Dubai city.
  • Area of Dubai: Its area is almost 4114 km².

2. Sharjah

According to the area, Sharjah is at third number among the UAE states. It is also known as the city of knowledge and shares its border with Dubai.




The people think that Sharjah is a dry city because here drinking any kind of drug and alcohol is not allowed until you get a personal license for it. Sharjah is playing a very important role in maintaining the culture of the Arabs.

Why Sharjah is famous?

Sharjah is famous due to tourism, masjids, seas, unique banking system, mountains, and desert, as a business city, as a trade center, and due to the industrial explosion. It almost contains forty-eight % of the total UAE’s industrial production. Sharjah University is a famous university in the UAE.

Due to Beautiful sceneries, landscapes, beach, facilities and other a large number tourist visit there because the here the cost is low.

Sharjah Flag

  • Flag of Sharjah: A white rectangle inside a red rectangle.
  • Ruler and President of Sharjah: Sultan Bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi.
  • Cities of Sharjah: Khorfakkan, Kalba, Dibba, Al Dhaid, and Al Badayer.
  • Member of UAE: Sharjah joined the UAE on December 2, 1971
  • Name in Arabic: Its name in Arabic is الشارقۃ
  • Sharjah Population: Its population is 1.2675 million (12.675 lakhs) according to the census of 2019. But now in 2021, it will be almost 1.737 million.
  • Capital of Sharjah: The capital name is Sharjah city.
  • Area of Sharjah: Its area is almost 235.5 km²

3. Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is considered the largest state or emirate of the UAE and also the capital of the UAE. In the past was it was simply a desert place but after the discovery of oil, it gained importance in the world. The tribes residing took wise decisions to invest in the oil field and became rich.

Abu Dhabi is among the world’s richest states which depend upon the oil source.

Why Abu Dhabi is famous?

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the largest emirate.  It is famous due to its cultural traditions, tourism, Yas land, sandy beaches, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, infrastructure, transport, Sheikh Zayed Museum,  health, and good educational system.

It has almost 200000 or more hotels for tourists and luxury apartments. In Golf Championship, Formula One Grand Prix, and Desert Challenges the Abu Dhabi has gained world-class importance.

Abu Dhabi Flag

  • Abu Dhabi Flag: A red rectangle with a white small rectangle at the left top corner.
  • Ruler and President of Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Sultan Al Nahyan.
  • Member of UAE: Abu Dhabi joined the UAE on December 2, 1971
  • Name in Arabic: Its name in Arabic is ابو ظبی
  • Abu Dhabi Population: Its population is 1.45 million (14.500 lakhs) according to the census of 2018. But now in 2021, it will be almost 2.5 million.
  • Abu Dhabi Capital: Abu Dhabi city is the capital of Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates’ capital is Abu Dhabi.
  • Area of Abu Dhabi: Its area is almost 972 km².

4. Ajman

Ajman is another state or emirate of the UAE. Other emirates’ people are investing their money in this. As a result, Ajman has occupied 3rd place in the industrial field.




The places which attract tourists are Masfout Mountain and its beautiful agricultural system. And it is also a point for trading, fishing, and shipbuilding.

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  • Ajman Ruler and President: Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi.
  • Villages and towns of Ajman: Ajman city, Masfout, and Al Manamah are the famous cities. And the other is Al Zorah, Humaid city, Manama, Sayh Mudayrah, and Al Humidiyah.
  • Member of UAE: Ajman joined the UAE on December 2, 1971
  • Name in Arabic: Its name in Arabic is عجمان
  • Ajman Population: Its population is 392000 according to the census of 2018. But now in 2021, it will be almost 399000.
  • Ajman Flag: A white vertical white stripe with a red rectangle.
  • Capital of Ajman: The capital name is Ajman city.
  • Area of Ajman: Its area is almost 259 km²

5. Umm Al Quwain

Umm al Quwain is rather small in area but it is a very important emirate due to its fertile land, habitat of the many birds and animals as sea cows, Gazelles, Cormorants, turtles, etc. and the UAE largest water parkDreamland.

Due to its coastline importance, the businessmen are investing their money, so the economy of this Emirates Ids increasing day by day.

Umm Al Quwain flag

  • Ruler and President of Umm Al Quwain: Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mualla.
  • Member of UAE: Umm Al Quwain joined the UAE on December 2, 1971
  • Name in Arabic: Its name in Arabic is ام القیوین
  • Population of Umm Al Quwain: Its population is 44411 according to the census of 2020. But now in 2021, it will be almost 83278
  • Flag of Umm Al Quwain: A red rectangle with a white stripe and a white-colored Moon and a star.
  • Umm Al Quwain Capital: The capital name is Umm Al Quwain city.
  • Areaof Umm Al Quwain: Its area is almost 777 km²

6. Fujairah

Between the 7 Emirates of UAE, this is an emirate whose area is almost covered with mountains. Its major income is due to agriculture which is irrigated by the rainwater coming from the marvelous mountains. Some local companies and industries of stone crushing and mining are also working there which are playing a very important role in the constructions. Fujairah has basic importance in sea business because it shares the main international coastline or port with the east. All the companies relating to cattle and livestock are working in the Fujairah due to the agriculture and the farming there.




It is also the best place for tourism because its climate is moderate and good during the summer. And the people belonging to hot countries and emirates visit there to relax. 

Ajman Flag

  • FujairahFlag: A red rectangle.
  • Ruler and President of Fujairah: Sheikh Hamad Bin Muhammad Al Sharqi.
  • Member of UAE: Fujairah joined the UAE on December 2, 1971
  • Name in Arabic: Its name in Arabic is الفجیرۃ
  • Fujairah Population: Its population is according to the census of 2020. But now in 2021, it will be almost 83278
  • Fujairah Capital: The capital name is Fujairah city.
  • Fujairah Area: Its area is almost 1166  km²

7. Ras Al Khaimah

RAK stands for “Ras Al Khaimah”. Now Ras Al Khaimah is divided into two parts.

  1. In the old Ras Al Khaimah the educational institution government, hotels, residential areas, and the shopping malls are present.
  2. While in the other part Al Nakheel hospitals, large residential areas, exhibition centers, markets, and houses are also present.

Ras Al Khaimah is also famous for tourism, seaport, fishing, and trading.

Ras Al Khaimah

  • Ruler and President of  Ras Al Khaimah: Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi.
  • Member of UAE: Ras Al Khaimah joined the UAE on December 10, 1972.
  • Name in Arabic: Its name in Arabic is راس الخیمۃ
  • Ras Al Khaimah Population: Its population is  256256 according to the census of 2019. But now in 2021, it will be almost 312300
  • Ras Al Khaimah Flag: A white rectangle having a small red rectangle inside.
  • Capital of  Ras Al Khaimah: The capital name is Ras Al Khaimah city.
  • Area of  Ras Al Khaimah: Its area is almost 2486  km².

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