Some Quick Facts
For those who are taking news broadcasts at face value:
The capital of the UAE is Abu Dhabi, not Dubai. The chief of state is President KHALIFA bin Zayid al-Nuhayyan, ruler of Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi), not the Emir or royal family of Dubai.
The UAE is made up of seven Emirates:
Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi)
Ash Shariqah (Sharjah)
Ra's al Khaymah, and
Umm al Qaywayn
Now, I don't know who owns what with this ports corporation, but I thought I'd give you some data no one else seems ready to give.
BTW - the data here is from the CIA World Fact Book. There's a link to it in my blogroll that will give you a complete rundown on any country.