Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country in the Middle East. The UAE is a federation of seven emirates, with Abu Dhabi serving as the capital. The other emirates are Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, and Dubai. The UAE is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the west and south, and by Oman to the east. It has a long coastline along the Persian Gulf to the north.