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United Arab Emirates Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Abu Dhabi
Government Federation with specified powers delegated to the UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates
Currency Emirati dirham (AED)
Area total: 82,880 km2
land: 82,880 km2
water: 0 km2
Population 4,484,000 (2008 est.)
Language Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
Religion Muslim 94% (Shi'a 16%), Christian, Hindu, and other 6%
Electricity 220/50Hz (UK plug)
Calling Code +971
Internet TLD .ae
Time Zone UTC+4

The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates on the eastern side of the Arabian peninsula, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. It has coastlines on the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, with Saudi Arabia to the west and southwest, and Oman to the southeast and also on the eastern tip of the Musandam Peninsula as well as an Omani enclave within its borders. It is a country rich in history and culture and an easy starting point for travels in the Middle East.


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