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Yemen

Yemen-flagYemen <<YEHM uhn>> is a country in southwestern Asia in the region of the world known as the Middle East. It is near Africa. Yemen lies on the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. A peninsula is an area of land that is nearly surrounded by water. The Gulf of Aden borders Yemen on the south, and the Red Sea stretches along Yemen’s west coast. Saudi Arabia lies north of Yemen, and Oman lies to the east. Sanaa is Yemen’s capital and largest city.... Read More

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates-flagThe United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a group of seven independent Arab states in southwestern Asia. These states lie along the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, at the south end of the Persian Gulf. From west to east, they are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ash Shariqah, Ajman, Umm al Qaywayn, Ras al Khaymah, and Al Fujayrah. The capital city of each state has the same name as the state. Abu Dhabi is the capital and second largest city of the entire UAE. Dubai is the largest UAE city. It is an important port and business center. A prince rules each state, which is known as an emirate.... Read More

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia flagSaudi Arabia <<SAW dee uh RAY bee uh>> is a large country in Southwest Asia, in the area known as the Middle East. It is bordered by Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. It lies along the Red Sea in the southwest and along the Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, in the northeast. Riyadh is the capital city of Saudi Arabia.... Read More

Qatar

Qatar-flagQatar <<KAH tar>> is a small Arab country in southwestern Asia. Qatar is an emirate—a country ruled by an emir, or prince. Doha is Qatar’s capital and largest city.... Read More

Bahrain

Bahrain-flagBahrain <<bah RAYN>> is an island country in the Persian Gulf. It lies off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Bahrain is made up of more than 30 islands. The main island is also called Bahrain. Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain.... Read More