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:s83.6 thousand sq. kms
Boundaries:Oman 410 Kms; Saudi Arabia 457 Kms
Climate:Desert; cooler in eastern mountains
(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.
Languages:Arabic (official), English, Persian, Hindi and Urdu
Currency:Arab Emirate Dirhams (AED)
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