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Welcome to United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Continent: ASIA

Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)

Driving Side: Right

Dialling Code: +971

Official Language: Arabic

Population: 9,581,000

Time Zone: GST (UTC+4)


Sometimes called the Emirates or the UAE; the United Arab Emirates is an Arabian Peninsula nation in the Persian Gulf. It is home to the world’s tallest Man made structure – Burj Khalifa and has the second largest economy in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council). The country borders Oman to the East, Saudi Arabia to the North and also shares boundaries with Iran and Qatar.

The UAE is a federation of Seven Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each Emirati is governed by an independent Monarch; the Emir of Abu Dhabi serves as the President of the United Arab Emirates, and the Emir of Dubai is the Prime Minister; together with other Emirs, they all form the Federal Supreme Council.