United Arab Emirates



Location: Middle East

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Area: 83 600 km2

Population: 9 890 400

Official language: Arabic

Other spoken languages: English, Hindi, Tagalog and other immigrant languages.

Ethnic groups: Emirati Arabs, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi), Egyptians, Filipino, others

Currency: UAE Dirham (1 USD = 3,67 AED; 1 EUR = 4,34 AED)

Basic facts: UAE is an elective monarchy, formed from a federation of seven emirates.

Travel tips:

  1. UAE is one of the richest countries in the Middle East, due to its oil deposits.
  2. Dubai is the most famous city in the UAE, and one of the richest cities in the world, but it is not the country’s capital.
  3. Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world, and it is located in Dubai.
  4. The United Arab Emirates are established on a desert land, and its main geographical features include sand and stone deserts, as well as beaches at the Persian Gulf.
  5. UAE is a newly blooming country, and its nation has formed by mix of the local Arab people with many immigrants, mainly from South Asia.

10 best destinations and routes in UAE:

Abu Dhabi: The capital of the UAE, the second largest city in the country, presenting modern architecture and life.

Dubai: The largest city in the UAE, one of the most popular tourist destinations and the face of the country.

Sharjah: The third largest city in the UAE, the capital of one of the emirates, full of modern and traditional culture and landmarks.

Fujairah and Khor Fakkan: Two cities at the only Gulf of Oman coastline of the UAE, great starting points for exploring this coastline, its beaches and beauty.

Umm al-Quwain: The capital of one of the emirates, on the Khor al-Bidiyah Peninsula, presenting modern and traditional culture.

Liwa Oasis: A long and narrow oasis area in the southernmost part of the UAE, at the edge of Rub al-Khali Desert, known for its picturesque villages. Great place to explore the desert.

Hatta and Hajar Mountains: An exclave of Dubai Emirate, located at the border with Oman, the best place to explore Hajar Mountains- the only mountains in the UAE.

Al Ain: Known as the “Garden City”, it is located in the easternmost part of Abu Dhabi Emirate, deep in the desert and near the border with Oman.

Ras al Khaimah: The northernmost big city in the UAE, an emirate capital. It is known for its archaeological sites, and its local traditional and modern life.

Sir Bani-Yas Island: An island in the westernmost part of the UAE, known for its rich nature and wildlife.

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