A Study Abroad in the United Emirates Program may be a great fit if you are interested in combining academic study with a hands-on experience of the Middle-East. Located near the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) shares borders with Qatar, Oman, Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Emirates were established in 1971 and is a federation of seven emirates, of which Abu Dhabi is the capital.[i] While Arabic is the official language, English is spoken and used in business and education especially in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.[ii] Whether you are interested in studying Arabic in an immersive setting or taking classes in the land of oases, a Study Abroad in Dubai warrants consideration.