Pirate Coast

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Pirate Coast:

see United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates,
federation of sheikhdoms (2015 est. pop. 5,780,000), c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The federation, commonly known as the UAE, consists of seven sheikhdoms: Abu Dhabi (territorially the largest of the
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Pirate Coast


a name for the southeastern coast of the Persian Gulf, east of the Arabian Peninsula; it is part of the United Arab Emirates. The coast is low-lying and sandy, and there are numerous coastal islands. The ports of Dubai and Sharja are situated on the coast. The Pirate Coast was a haven for pirates until the mid-19th century.

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