Full Name : United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Political System : Political System: Constitutional Federation (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al- Qaiwain, Ra’s al- Khaimah and Fujairah)
National Day : 2nd December 1971
Founder : The Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President : H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Ruler of Abu Dhabi)
Vice President & Prime Minister : H. H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Ruler of Dubai)
Other Rulers :
Sharjah : H. H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.
Ajman : H. H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi.
Umm al-Qaiwain : H. H Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla
Ra’s al-Khaimah : H. H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi
Fujairah : H. H Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi
Area : 83,600 Sq. km. (Slightly bigger than Scotland).
Location : Bordered to the North by the Arabian Gulf, to the East by the Gulf of Oman and Sultanate of Oman, to the South by Saudi Arabia and Sultanate of Oman and to the West by Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Geographic Coordinates : 22. - 25.5 North and 51 - 56.5 East.
Climate : Arid Desert, cooler in the eastern mountains. (Winter: warm & sunny / Summer: hot and humid)
Elevation Extremes : Arabian Gulf 0 m, Jabal Yibir 1, 627 m
Natural Resources : Oil and Gas
Population : 8.19 million, 16.5 % Nationals (est.2010. The National Bureau of Statistics, UAE)
Capital : Abu Dhabi
Largest City : Dubai
Monetary Unit : UAE Dirham 1AED = 100 Fills
Exchange Rate : 1 USD = AED 3.67 (Pegged to the US Dollar)
Fiscal Year : 1st January to 31st December
Weekend : Friday and Saturday
Official Language : Arabic
Other Languages : English, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu
Religion : Islam (Practice of all religious beliefs is allowed)
Literacy rate : 93%
Time : GMT +4 (Daylight Saving Time +3)
International Dialing Code : +971
Internet Domain : ae