Physical Map of United Arab Emirates The landscape of the United Arab Emirates is made up of vast stretches of undulating desert sands.
Within the business sector, the UAE possesses the largest number of businesswomen in the region where entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly popular.
It is part of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group and hosts American troops and warplanes taking part in the campaign against the Islamic State.
It is also home to a center backed by the US that aims to counter extremist propaganda online.
The trial of Emirati academic Nasser bin-Ghaith, whom authorities forcibly disappeared in August 2015 and whose whereabouts remained unknown at time of writing, began at the Federal Supreme Court in April 2016.
Media reports on the trial indicate that he is accused of violating various provisions of the penal code, a 2012 cybercrime law, and a 2014 counterterrorism law.