Facts About United Arab Emirates

Location:

Middle East ; Between the latitudes of 220 and 26.300 North and longitude of 510 and 56.300 East.

Total Area:s

83.6 thousand sq. kms

Boundaries:

Oman 410 Kms; Saudi Arabia 457 Kms

Climate:

Desert; cooler in eastern mountains

Religion:

Islam

Population:

5148664
(comprises local population and expatriates from South Asia, Far East, Middle East, Europe and USA)

Government type:

Federation with specific powers delegated to the UAEFederal Government and local powers reserved to the member emirates.

Administrative Divisions :

7 Emirates viz., Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quiwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah.

Capital:

Abu Dhabi

Languages:

Arabic (official), English, Persian, Hindi and Urdu

Currency:

Arab Emirate Dirhams (AED)

Political Parties:

None

GDP:

AED928 billion ($253 billion)

Non-oil Gross Domestic Product:

AED258 billion ($ 70 billion)

Market Exchange Rate:

US$ 1.00 = AED3.667

Major Trading Partners:

China, India, USA, UK, Japan, Pakistan, Iran, S. Korea, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Egypt.

Major Export Products:

Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Re-Exports, Aluminum, Dried Fish, Dates, Rock & Aggregates.

Major Import Products:

Manufactured goods, Machinery, Foodstuff, Transportation equipments.

Taxation:

No corporate, personal, withholding taxation

Customs Duty:

5% Import Duty