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  • Abu Dhabi Overview

    Abu Dhabi is one of the seven member states of UAE with the capital of the state also named as Abu Dhabi. It is situated on a T-shaped island that juts out into the Persian Gulf. The city of Abu Dhabi is the home of Emirati Royal Family, important federal…
  • Ajman Overview

    Ajman is the smallest emirate out of the seven, constituting UAE. It lies on the Arabian Gulf Coast with the beach extending to 16 Km; the capital of the emirate is Ajman City and is ruled by, the Al Nuaimi family. Ajman also controls two smaller islands of Masfut and…
  • Sharjah Overview

    The glittering city of Sharjah is the capital of Sharjah Emirate and is also the third largest city in UAE. Located on the west coast of UAE, Sharjah enjoys about 16km of coastline and claims to have the largest vehicle market in the entire Middle East region. The city has…
  • Dubai Overview

    One of the seven emirates of UAE, Dubai is one of the most modern emirates in the region. Dubai is located towards the south of the Persian Gulf and is a well-known travel destination with several interesting attractions and lots of shopping to do.

  • Al Ain overview

    Featuring splendid red sand dunes and lovely views of majestic mountains, the city of Al Ain is also called as the "Garden City of the Gulf". Al Ain is located next to Buraimi, an Omani town and is about two hours from Dubai.

  • Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

    Opened in 2008, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and has more than 5,000 Islamic artifacts from across the Islamic world. The museum is situated on the Corniche Street in the al-Majjarah area of Sharjah.

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UAE Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Abu Dhabi

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Dubai

GEOGRAPHY

The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or UAE, is a country situated in Southwest Asia, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. The largest emirate, Abu Dhabi, accounts for 87% of the UAE’s total area (67,340 square kilometres) while Ajman, the smallest emirate, covers an area of only 259 square kilometres.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 5.4 million. Muslims account for about 76% of the entire population.

CLIMATE

Tropical and warm. On the coastal plain average maximum temperatures reach above 48 °C (118.4 °F) during July and August. Average minimum temperatures in January and February are between 10 and 14 °C (50 and 57.2 °F).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Arabic and English are two commonly spoken languages in the UAE.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+4 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 3 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM
(Sunday to Thursday are the working days of the week. Friday & Saturday are considered as weekends)

HOLIDAYS
Independence Day: December 2nd
New Year's Day: January 1st

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calendar):
Milad-un-Nabi
Islamc New Year
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha

CURRENCY

UAE Dirham

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 999
Tourist Security: 800-4888
Medical: 998
Fire: 997

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