Official English Name: United Arab Emirates
Official Local Name(s): دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Common English Name: UAE
Capital: Abu Dhabi

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Official Language(s)

Arabic
Secondary Languages: Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Resources

Petroleum

Neighbors

Oman (East), Saudi Arabia (West)

Ethnic groups

Arab (44.0%), South Asian (38.5%), Pashtun (6.6%), Persian (3.8%), Somali (1.4%)

People

Est. Population:

5,927,482

Demonym:

Emirati

Religions:

Muslim (74.5%)
Hindu (20.8%)
Christian (3.3%)
Buddhist (0.7%)
Atheist (0.3%)

Largest City:

Dubai (2,691,715)

Other Cities:

Abu Dhabi (1,698,961)
Sharjah (719,100)
Al Ain (650,000)
Ajman (518,000)
Ras al-Haymah (263,217)

Geography

Region:

Middle East

Bodies of Water:

Gulf of Oman (Northeast)
Persian Gulf (North)

Total Area:

83,600 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

1,066 km

Total Coastline:

1,318 km

Climate

Desert

Terrain:

Flat
Barren coastal plains
Desert wasteland
Mountains in the east

Highest Point

Jabal Yibir (1,527 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Sandstorms
Dust storms

Government

Type:

Federation

Heads of State:

President Khalifa bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Sheikh Muhammad ibn Rashid Al Maktum

Admin. Divisions

7 Emirates

Independence:

2 December 1971 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Golden Falcon

Nat'l Anthem:

Nashid al-watani al-imarati

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$67,600 (USD)

Currency

د.إ (United Arab Emirates Dirham)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = د.إ (United Arab Emirates Dirham)3.67

Communication

Internet Code

.ae

Telephone Code

+971

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Cultural Notes

The ethnic makeup of the United Arab Emirates is very diverse as only a small minority of its people are Emirati, and even these people have a wide range of ancestors.
Defamation is a crime in the United Arab Emirates punishable by arrest. Be sure not to say anything negative about the country while within borders.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/up.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/UP (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.dubai-online.com/essential/population/ (Dubai population data)
http://bit.ly/2il3bRl (Abu Dhabi population data)
http://bit.ly/2i8LPXW (All other city population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 December 2016