United Arab Emirates


Map of United Arab Emirates
  • Country name: United Arab Emirates (UAE. for short or sometimes referred to as the Emirates or the Emirate States)
  • Population: 4.7 million (UN, 2010)
  • Area: 77,700 sq km (30,000 sq miles)
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Largest City: Dubai
  • Major Language: Arabic
  • Major Religion: Islam
  • Currency: Dirhams
  • Main exports: Oil and gas
  • UAE President and ruler of Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed
  • Vice president and PM, ruler of Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum
  • Climate: Dubai weather is at it’s most pleasant from December – March (the peak tourist season), with average temperatures of 24 degrees celsius. The period between June – September can be very hot with temperatures soaring to over 40 degrees celsius. This combined with the humidity means that a lot of Dubai residents try to escape by taking long holidays abroad during this time. This link on the Dubai weather will give you more specific information.

For more information on the United Arab Emirates go to the BBC website

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