The United Arab Emirates is a uniquely attractive, low-crime and politically-stable modern country with infinite business opportunities.
The UAE is a federation of seven Emirates comprising Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain and was formed on 2 December 1971. The UAE federal constitution was permanently accepted in 1996 and provides for an allocation of powers between the federal government and the government of each Emirate.
The constitution provides the legal framework for the federation and is the basis of all legislation promulgated at a federal and emirate level. Pursuant to the constitution, the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction in various substantive matters, including foreign policy, defence and security. Legislation passed at a federal level has primacy over the local laws of each Emirate.