Welcome to the
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country where people of different nationalities, live harmoniously in one global environment that has transformed the country into a melting pot of different cultures.
UAE is famous as one of the most advanced in the Middle East and Western Asia.
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The United Arab Emirates is situated between the countries of Oman and Saudi Arabia, bordering the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
The land area of the UAE is around 83,600 square kilometers.
The country has very pleasant winter and hot humid summer. July and August are the hottest months of the year.
The country is rich in natural gas, petroleum, and marine resources
The Seven Emirates of UAE
The United Arab Emirates is a federation that was formed on December 2, 1971. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the UAE’s founding father and the UAE’s first president.
The seven emirates are: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are regarded as among the global cities playing significant roles as hubs of businesses and innovations within the world economic system.
Recognised as a tolerant country, the UAE hosts more than 200 nationalities doing business, living, learning and touring the UAE.
UAE has a population of 9,890,402 where only 11.48% are Emiratis , and 88.52% are expatriates.
Residents enjoy freedom of civil rights and practice of religion.
“The UAE’s cultural diversity drives its economic, social and intellectual development.”
UAE has a rich cultural heritage surrounding Arab traditions, arts, architecture, sports, food, crafts historical places and valuable archaeological sites.
The lifestyle and values are derived from Islam. Amidst the modern changes, high rise buildings and iconic structures, the country preserves its glorious heritage and cultural significance.
Hospitality, tolerance, solidarity and love for family are some of the distinct features of the Islamic and Arab heritage.
The official language is Arabic but in the day-to-day life and in business, English language is widely used and accepted.
Quick Facts About UAE
2 December 1971
Date of Federal UAE Formation (UAE National Day)
International Dialing Code
Emirati Dirham (AED)
83,600 sq km
GMT + 4
Jabal Yibir at 5010 feet
Largest Emirate (72,732 sq km)
Smallest Emirate (259 sq km)
World’s Tallest Building
Burj Al Arab
World’s First 7 Star Hotel
World’s Most Inclined Building