The United Arab Emirates (Arabic الإمارات العربية المتحدة, DMG Al-Imārāt al - Arabiyya al-muttaḥida; official: Arabic دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة, DMG Dawlat al-Imārāt al- arabiyya al-muttaḥida, United Arab Emirates, short UAE and often also colloquially shortens The Emirates, are a federation of seven emirates in the east of the Arab Peninsula in Southwest Asia. Located on the coast of the Persian Gulf and with access to the Gulf of Oman, the land borders at Saudi Arabia and Oman. It consists of the Emirates Abu Dhabi, Adschman, Dubai, Fudschaira, Ra s Al-Chaima, Sharja and Umm Al-Qaiwain.
The capital of the VAE is Abu Dhabi, as one of the five major cities in the country next to Dubai, Sharja, Adschman and Al-Ain is also an important economic and cultural center.Vor to independence 1971 were the UAE because of the protector s contracts that the locals were Ruler had completed in the 19th century with the United Kingdom, known as the contract coast or Contracting States. The political system is based on the constitution of 1971. Islam is the official religion and Arabic the official language. The seventh Emirate Ra s Al-Chaima came in 1972. The UAE owns the seventh largest oil deposits in the world, are the most developed economies of the Middle East and one of the richest countries in the world with a per capita gross domestic product of $ 63,590 (purchasing power enhanced in 2019). The United Nations development program counts the country to the countries with very high human development. The International Monetary Fund classifies the UAE as High Income Developing Economy. The country is a founding member of the Golf Cooperation Council as well as Member State of the Arab League, United Nations, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, OPEC and the World Trade Organization.
Only 2024 is determined who the WM 2030 is allowed to align. Already some candidates are in position. So the South American countries are planning Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile as well as a joint application as Great Britain with Ireland. Spain and Portugal as well as China should also be interested.
A very own proposal has now apparently submitted FIFA President Infantino: He proposes an orientation of the tournament in the Middle East. Like the Office of Israel s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Infantino to a joint application of Israel and other states from the region, led by the United Arab Emirates.
Israel has been part of UEFA since 1991
It is unclear whether such a common orientation would be politically feasible. Although Israel signed last year with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain an agreement on the reception of diplomatic relations. Even with Egypt and Jordan, Israel has been maintaining relationships for a long time. With other states, as well as with the neighbors Syria and Lebanon, they do not exist.
Due to the political situation and also the Boykott of other states in the 1970s and 1980s, the Israeli Football Association has been part of UEFA since 1991 and does not participate in qualifying in the Asian, but in the European Association.
After the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, the tournament 2026 is held in the USA, Canada and Mexico. For the first time, 48 nations participate.