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Brief Facts About United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is an Arabian Peninsula nation settled mainly along the Persian (Arabian) Gulf.
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Dialing code: +971
Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
Recognised national languages: Arabic, English; Persian; Urdu; Hindi;

Did you know:

  • UAE is a federation of 7 emirates: Abu Dhabi–AUH -Capital of UAE (Al Ain is a part of Abu Dhabi), Ajman – AJM, Sharjah – SHJ, Dubai – DXB, Fujairah – FUJ, Ras Al Khaimah – RAK and Umm Al Quwain – UAQ.
  • UAE welcomes all religions and has places of worship for every faith in all the seven emirates.
  • Abu Dhabi (the capital emirate) has a 700 km long coastline and covers almost 85% of the country. Abu Dhabi has the maximum part of the nation’s oil reserve.
  • Dubai gets the maximum number of tourists among all the Emirates.
  • Dubai houses the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, which is 2722 feet tall and has 211 floors
  • Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Dubai is also known as the City of Gold, as it houses the Gold Souk which is the largest market for gold and jewelry, and the city also has ATMs that dispense gold bars.
  • Dubai has no street names, addresses, zip codes or anything. People travel according to landmarks and send posts to PO boxes.
  • Dubai also has the largest man-made island in the world, the Palm Islands. It consists of hotels and resorts as well.
  • Fujairah is the only emirate out of the seven whose maximum region is mountainous, the most prominent being the Hajjar Mountains.
  • Ajman is the smallest emirate in UAE. It is a beautiful place with white sand beaches and is full of museums and locations with historical importance.
  • Sharjah is considered as the cultural capital of the Arab World. The third largest emirate has land on both the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
  • Umm al-Quwain is the least populated emirate out of the seven. It is most popular for its sunny weather and the fishing industry.
  • Ras al-Khaimah gets the most rainfall in UAE and is the most fertile emirate. It is a trade-free zone and is also close to the Hajjar Mountains.
  • United Arab Emirates has the ninth-highest greenhouse gas emissions per capita (24.59 tonnes) in the world.
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