Capital: Abu Dhabi
Population: 5,628,805 (July 2014 est.) - Note: estimate is based on 2005 census results that included a higher estimate of net immigration of non-citizens; immigrants make up more than 80% of the total population, according to UN data (2013)
Ethnic groups: Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates 8% (1982)
Religions: Muslim (Islam; official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (primarily Hindu and Buddhist, less than 5% of the population
consists of Parsi, Baha'i, Druze, Sikh, Ahmadi, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, and Jewish) 15%
On 11/3/2007 Dr. Hansen received this prophecy for Dubai:
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of the living God loves you; he died for you; he shed his blood and died for you, so you can be forgiven and live forever with Him. Jesus is in heaven at the right hand of God the Father. He is returning to earth very soon. His feet will touch the Mount of Olives - it will split in two. The nations of the world will send their armies to fight against the Jews and Jesus will defeat these armies and bring peace to the earth.
Children of Dubai My people, you have sought to prove yourself through your own power, through the labor of your own hands, and through the power of your mind. You in your own strength have tried to show the world your power, but I say to you, all your own efforts through your oil and wealth brought in from other countries, and through people who brought in stolen dirty money will be exposed. I will expose your iniquity.
I am ordering a wall of water, and then another, and then another to bring down your towers and buildings of vanity that attest to your pride and visions of grandeur, power and strength - As the people who built the tower of Babel to show their fellow man that they could control their own destiny, so you are now trying to do. You are trying to control your own future with your wealth, but I will show you that you cannot control the weather or your future. You will know that I am the only one that can control the weather and give you a future.
Turn to Me and you will find your destiny and you will have peace. Trouble is coming upon all nations through the weather, the economy, then terrorism and war, but I can protect you if you are trusting in Me. Hide under My Love and My Blood will cover your sins and protect you from the plagues that are coming upon the nations that trust in other powers and gods. Only under My wings is their protection."
History of United Arab Emirates:
Originally, the area was inhabited by a seafaring people who converted to Islam after the arrival of envoys from Muhammad in 630 A.D. After Muhammad's death, a battle fought at Dibba resulted in the defeat of non-Muslims and the triumph of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula.
A dissident sect, the Carmathians, established a powerful sheikdom and conquered Mecca. Portions of the nation came under the influence of the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century. The region became known as the Pirate Coast to the British, because raiders harassed the shipping industry.
Threatening the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman early in the 19th century, the pirates provoked the intervention of the British. In 1820, the British enforced a partial truce and a permanent truce in 1853. The Pirate Coast was renamed the Trucial Coast.
The United Kingdom and the Trucial Sheikhdoms established closer bonds in an 1892 treaty. The sheikhs agreed not to dispose of any territory except to the United Kingdom and not to enter into relationships with any foreign government other than the United Kingdom without its consent. In return, the British promised to protect the Trucial Coast from all aggression by sea and to help in case of land attack.
In the beginning of the 1930s, the first oil company teams carried out preliminary surveys and the first cargo of crude was exported from Abu Dhabi in 1962. As oil revenues increased. When Dubai’s oil exports commenced in 1969, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, was able to use oil revenues to improve the quality of life of the people.
The British withdrew from the Persian Gulf in 1971, and a federation was formed called the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The federation was made up of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, and Umm al-Qaiwain. Two of the Trucial states, Bahrain and Oman, chose not to join the federation.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the first president of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.
In early 1972, Ras al-Khaimah became the 7th emirate to join the federation.
The country signed a military defense agreement with the United States in 1994 and one with France in 1995.
After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., the UAE was identified as a major financial center used by al-Qaeda in transferring money to the hijackers. The UAE cooperated with the U.S., freezing accounts tied to suspected terrorists and clamping down on money laundering.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan died in November 2004. His eldest son, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, succeeded him.
In January 2006, Sheik Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister of the UAE and emir of Dubai, died. Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad ibn Rashid al-Maktoum assumed both roles.
In March 2006, the U.S. forced the Dubai Ports World to relinquish control of terminals at six American ports. Critics of the ports deal feared an increased risk of terrorist attacks. Two of the 9/11 hijackers were from the UAE.
Oil and global finance drove the UAE's economy, however, in 2008-2009, the confluence of falling oil prices, collapsing real estate prices, and an international banking crisis hit the nation.
The Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, was completed in January 2010 and became the world's tallest building at 2,716 feet (828 meters) and 160 stories. It contains the world's fastest elevators.
In April 2011, five pro-democracy activists were arrested on charges of insulting President Khalifa, Vice President Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The defendants were convicted and given prison sentences on November 27, but were pardoned by President Khalifa the following day.
In July 2013, Sixty-eight alleged members of Al-Islah were convicted for plotting to overthrow the government.
© 2007 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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