United Arab Emirates Travel Information

  • Time Difference: UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
  • Capital City: Abu Dhabi
  • Airports: 25
  • Travel Climate: Rainfall is low; but humidity is uncomfortably high. May to October is extremely hot, with shade temperatures of 29°C (85°F)...
  • Area Comparative: slightly smaller than Maine
  • Travel Currency: Emirati dirham (AED)
  • Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
  • Ethnic Groups: Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8%
  • National Holiday: Independence Day, 2 December (1971)
  • Inflation Rate: 2.2%
  • Geographic Coordinates: 24 00 N, 54 00 E
  • Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia
  • Terrain: flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert wasteland; mountains in east

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