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United Arab Emirates
الإمارات العربية المتحدة (Arabic)
Dawlat-al-Imārāt al-'Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
Anthem: عيشي بلادي
"Īšiy Bilādī"
"Long Live my Nation"
Location of  United Arab Emirates  (green)in the Arabian Peninsula  (white)
Location of  United Arab Emirates  (green)

in the Arabian Peninsula  (white)

Location of United Arab Emirates
CapitalAbu Dhabi
24°28′N54°22′E / 24.467°N 54.367°E / 24.467; 54.367
Largest cityDubai
25°15′N55°18′E / 25.250°N 55.300°E / 25.250; 55.300
Official languagesArabic
Recognised national languages
Ethnic groups
ReligionIslam
DemonymEmirati[2]
GovernmentFederalabsolute monarchy
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
LegislatureFederal National Council
Establishment from the United Kingdom and the Trucial States
1708
• Sharjah
1727
1761
• Al' Ain
1775
• Ajman
1816
• Dubai
1833
1876
2 December 1971
• Admission of Ras al-Khaimah to the UAE
10 February 1972
Area
• Total
83,600 km2 (32,300 sq mi) (114th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2016 estimate
9,269,612[3] (94th)
• 2005 census
4,106,427
• Density
99/km2 (256.4/sq mi) (110th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$729.043 billion[4] (32nd)
• Per capita
$69,896[4] (7th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$400.902 billion[4] (28th)
• Per capita
$38,436[4] (19th)
Gini (2008)36
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.840[5]
very high · 42nd
CurrencyUAE dirham (AED)
Time zoneGST(UTC+4)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theright[6][7]
Calling code+971
ISO 3166 codeAE
Internet TLD

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 20, 2018


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