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flag United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates: Introduction

Capital: Abu Dhabi


Total Population: 9,346,129
Natural Increase: 1.5%
Density: 112 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 85.0%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Dubai (2,100,000); Abu Dhabi (897,000); Sharjah (1,120,000); Ajman (226,000).
Ethnic Origins: 87% Arabs; 1.6% Persians; 0.5% Baluchis; 0.5% Africans; 0.3% British; 10.1% others
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: Persian, Urdu and Hindi in relation with expatriate communities.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Official religion: Islam.
Sunni Muslims: 78%; Shia Muslims: 18%; Christians: 3.5%; Others: 0.5%
Literacy Rate: 88.7%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)

Country Overview

Area: 83,600 km²
Type of State: Federation uniting 7 Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain.
Type of Economy: High Income nation .
One of the richest areas in the world based on the petroleum sector.
HDI*: 0.828/1
HDI (World Rank): 40/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From the United Arab Emirates, Dial 00
To Make a Call to the United Arab Emirates, Dial +971
Internet Suffix: .ae
Computers: 33.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 24.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 85.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 150,000165,000205,000230,000245,000
Exports of Goods (million USD) 185,000220,000285,000350,000365,000
Imports of Services (million USD) 36,79941,33755,70214,279-
Exports of Services (million USD) 9,50311,02812,06314,279-

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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