United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

Capital

Abu Dhabi

Official language (s)

Arabic

Area

83.600 km2

Population

8.264.070

Ethnic groups

16,6% - Emirati (Citizens)
23% - other Arabs
42,3% - South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi)
12,1% - other Asian communities
6% - Western expatriates (from Europe, Australia, Northern Africa, Africa and Latin America) 

Major cities
(with population)

Dubai - 1.770.533
Abu Dhabi - 896.751
Sharjah - 845.617
Al Ain - 374.000
Ajman - 372.923

Currency (-ies)

UAE dirham (AED), subdivided into 100 fils

Main religion (s)

76% - Muslim
9% - Christian
15% - other (mainly Hindu)

Time zone (s)

GTM + 04

Dialing code

+971

Climate

The climate of the U.A.E is subtropical-arid with hot summers and warm winters. The hottest months are July and August, when average maximum temperatures reach above 40°C (104.0°F) on the coastal plain. In the Al Hajar Mountains, temperatures are considerably lower, a result of increased altitude. Average minimum temperatures in January and February are between 10 and 14°C (50 and 57.2°F).

Administrative division

The United Arab Emirates is divided into seven emirates.

Major airports

Dubai: Dubai International Airport (DXB)
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AHU)
Sharjah: Sharjah International Airport (SHJ)







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