Facts & Figures

  • Full Name: United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Political System: Constitutional Federation (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al- Qaiwain, Ra’s al- Khaimah and Fujairah)
  •  National Day: 2nd December 1971
  • Founder: The Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • President: H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Ruler of Abu Dhabi)
  • Vice President & Prime Minister: H. H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Ruler of Dubai)
  • Other Rulers: Sharjah: H. H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi,
    Ajman: H. H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi
    Umm al-Qaiwain: H. H Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla
    Ra’s al-Khaimah: H. H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi
    Fujairah: H. H Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi
  • Area: 83,600 Sq. km. (Slightly bigger than Scotland)
  • Location: Bordered to the North by the Arabian Gulf, to the East by the Gulf of Oman and Sultanate of Oman, to the South by Saudi Arabia and Sultanate of Oman and to the West by Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
  • Geographic Coordinates: 22 – 25.5 North and 51 – 56.5 East.
  • Climate: Arid Desert, cooler in the eastern mountains. (Winter: warm & sunny / Summer: hot and humid)
  • Elevation Extremes: Arabian Gulf 0 m, Jabal Yibir 1, 627 m
  • Natural Resources: Oil and Gas
  • Population: 8.19 million, 16.5 % Nationals (est.2010. The National Bureau of Statistics, UAE)
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Largest City: Dubai
  • Monetary Unit: UAE Dirham 1AED = 100 Fills
  • Exchange Rate: 1 USD = AED 3.67 (Pegged to the US Dollar)
  • Fiscal Year: 1st January to 31st December
  • Weekend: Friday and Saturday
  • Official Language: Arabic
  • Other Languages: English, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu
  • Religion: Islam (Practice of all religious beliefs is allowed)
  • Literacy rate: 93%
  • Time: GMT +4 (Daylight Saving Time +3)
  • International Dialing Code: +971
  • Internet Domain: ae