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United Arab Emirates

الإمارات العربية المتحدة (Arabic)
al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyyah 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 UAE
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
Ethnic groups
(2015)[1]
Religion
Islam
Demonym(s)Emirati[1]
GovernmentFederalconstitutional monarchy[2]
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
• Speaker
Amal Al Qubaisi
LegislatureFederal National Council
Establishment from the United Kingdom and the Trucial States
1708
• Sharjah
1727
1761
• Ajman
1816
• Dubai
1833
1952
2 December 1971
9 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
• 2018 estimate
9,599,353[3] (92nd)
• 2005 census
4,106,427
• Density
99/km2 (256.4/sq mi) (110th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$732.861 billion[4] (32nd)
• Per capita
$70,262[4] (7th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$432.612 billion[4] (28th)
• Per capita
$41,476[4] (19th)
Gini (2008)36
medium
HDI (2017)Increase 0.863[5]
very high · 34th
CurrencyUAE dirham (AED)
Time zoneUTC+4 (GST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright[6][7]
Calling code+971
ISO 3166 codeAE
Internet TLD

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019


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