United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة, Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah) is a federation of seven emirates situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. The UAE consists of seven states, termed emirates, which are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. The capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi. It is also the country's center of political, industrial and cultural activities.
About 5% to 8% of the UAE is Buddhist. This is primarily from construction workers from Sri Lanka and other Buddhist nations who are there for the work. In recent years, the UAE has been developing very fast with numerous skyscrapers and other buildings and facilities to one of the most modern nations on Earth.