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Politics of Dubai

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Dubai is currently ruled by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was created on 2nd of December 1971 and is a group of seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain). The UAE's federal capital is Abu Dhabi, ruled by the president of the UAE. The vice-president is Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai. Dubai is the business capital of the UAE and Sharjah it's cultural capital.

The United Arab Emirates is led by a Supreme Council, made up of the individual rulers of the seven emirates. The Supreme Council elect a new President and Vice-President every five years. The ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also holds the positions of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. A Council of Ministers is elected by the Supreme Council, and a Federal National Council, with members from all of the emirates, reviews new laws.

Update 11/09/2006

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