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United Arab Emirates, also known as Emirates, Al Amarat, or Al-Imarat. Abbreviation used on large scale for United Arab Emirates is UAE. United Arab Emirates is located in Western Asia. On the Eastern border of UAE, Oman is located while on the southern boarder Saudi Arabia is located. The sea boarder of UAE on the western side is Qatar and Northern side is Iran. The location of country is on South East of Arabian Peninsula. The United Arab Emirates system is a pure monarchy.

Culture of United Arab Emir

  1. 1. United Arab Emirates States:

The country is a federation of seven independent states. These seven states of UAE are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. People mistakes to call the states of UAE as United Arab Emirates countries.

Abu Dhabi is working Capital of United Arab Emirates. The system work by the way that each of the state have its own independent ruler. All of these seven rulers together made a Federal Supreme Council. The Federal Supreme Council select of the leader from these seven Leaders of different states who work as president of United Arab Emirates.

  1. 2. United Arab Emirates Population:

As per census of 2013 the total population of 9.2 Million people. This population includes 7.8 million expatriates while United Arab Emirates own population is only 1.2 Million. The ratio of Expatriate to UAE residents are 1 : 5.6. That mean against each local resident the population of expatriates are 5.6. The percentage of expatriates are 85% of total population. As per estimates in 2018, the population of UAE is 9.45 Million People.

Mosques in UAE

  1. 3. United Arab Emirates Religion:

As per official sources, the official religion of United Arab Emirates is Islam. The country rulers and most of the population is Sunni Muslim. Many of expatriates are not Muslim and belongs to countries like India and Indonesia.

  1. 4. United Arab Emirates Languages:

The official language of United Arab Emirates is Arabic. The language spoken on large scale in United Arab Emirates but now English language spoken on large scale because of a large number of expatriates who do not know Arabic Language.

  1. 5. United Arab Emirates Economy:

The Economy of United Arab Emirates now day is widely depending on oil. Before the oil era in 60s, the economy was not rich and was dependent on sea products only. Beside oil, United Arab Emirates have a large deposit of natural gas. The United Arab Emirates is seventh largest oil producer in world while the seventieth largest gas producer in the world. Now the United Arab Emirates is turning its economy from oil based to tourism and business. These is no tax on the residents of United Arab Emirates but there is corporate tax as well as 5% value added tax is on products.

  1. 6. United Arab Emirates Memberships:

The United Arab Emirates is now recognizing as a middle power in world because of its strong foreign policy and memberships of different international organizations. The memberships includes United Nations, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OPEC, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Gulf Cooperation Council. The country succeeded in developing relations with big nations like Saudi Arabia and United States also.

  1. 7. United Arab Emirates Independence:

In the sixth decade of 19th Century, the United Kingdom Army was on its downfall. The Kingdom economy was not so good to hold the army in Sheikhdom. The equipment and budget was not so much that it could defend the territory of Sheikhdom any more.  In March 1971, the British Prime Minister Mr. Edward Heath declared the decision to end the treaty of protection of seven states, which includes Qatar and Bahrain. On December 2 1971 in Dubai Guest house, the six states agree to make a union. This Guesthouse now known as Union House. Ras al-Khaimah joined later, on 10 January 1972.

  1. 8. United Arab Emirates Climate:

United Arab Emirates is located in Arabian Peninsula and because of this; the climate of UAE is desert climate. There is very hot and sunny summer and a mild cold winter. The heat of area increase with increase in humidity, in summer by Arabian Peninsula and weather become undesirable. The rain is very rare in area and average perception throughout the year is less then 100mm. Most of these rainfalls is in winter days. Most of the Rain Falls are in the month of December and March. Average Perception for different month is as below.

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Prec.(mm)

10

35

25

10

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

15

98

Prec.(in)

0.4

1.4

1

0.4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.1

0.6

3.9

Days

2

4

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

14

  1. 9. United Arab Emirates Temperature:

The average temperature is from 15 Degrees Celsius to 42 Degree Celsius. This temperature may slightly increase or decrease in different states. The average temperature for the Different Month of the year on land area is as below.

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Min (°C)

15

17

19

22

26

29

31

31

29

25

21

17

Max (°C)

24

26

29

34

39

40

41

42

39

36

31

26

Min (°F)

59

63

66

72

79

84

88

88

84

77

70

63

Max (°F)

75

79

84

93

102

104

106

108

102

97

88

79

 

The sea of United Arab Emirates is warm and one can swim at any time. The average temperature on the sea area is as below.

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp (°C)

23

23

23

25

29

31

32

33

32

31

28

25

Temp (°F)

73

73

73

77

84

88

90

91

90

88

82

77

Winter, from December to February, is very mild, or pleasantly warm: maximum temperatures range from 24 to 26 °C (76 to 80 °F). Sometimes, especially in January, cool air masses from the north can bring some cool and windy days, with night temperatures around 10/12 °C (50/54 °F) and daytime temperatures around 16/18 °C (61/64 °F).

Summer is very hot and sunny, with daytime temperatures ranging from 39 °C to 42 °C (101 to 107 °F) between June and September, and with the wind from the Persian Gulf that brings moist air from the sea, making the heat sweltering. April and October are also hot months, with highs around 34/36 °C (93/97 °F). During the hottest days, the temperature can reach 47/48 °C (117/118 °F) on the coast, and even more in the interior.

Tourism in United Arab Emir

  1. 10. Best time to Visit United Arab Emirates:

The best time to visit the United Arab Emirates is from November to March. In winter season, the sun is not very hot and it is easy to go outside. One can take sunbath in the winter season as the sun is average hot and sea is enough warm to swim.

  1. 11. Snow in United Arab Emirates:

Snow is very rare to Sea in United Arab Emirates as it have hot desert weather. There is some arrangements of snow artificial parks for tourists but natural snow is a dream. On 28 December 2004, there was snow recorded in the UAE for the very first time, in the Jebel Jais mountain cluster in Ras al-Khaimah. A few years later, there were more sightings of snow and hail. The Jebel Jais mountain cluster has experienced snow only twice since records began.

  1. 12. Clothes to visit United Arab Emirates:

When you are visiting to the Desert Climate country, it is easy to guess you need a very light dress. In summer season must wear the dress, which reflects the heat like white color clothes. In winter nights and evening, one may need short jackets to avoid wind. In UAE must avoid wearing shorts and miniskirts outside of tourist’s resorts.

13. 13.a United Arab Emirates Dress Code:

The official Website governament.ae explain the following Dress Codes for visitors in Dubai.

13.1. Dress Code for Visitors in Dubai and United Arab Emirates:

Visitors can dress up any thing in private areas like hotel rooms and houses. When going to shopping malls or public places certain dress code must follow. The clothes must not show the body part. Transparent dresses or the dresses which expose part of body or any thing that my offense the public of United Arab Emirates is strongly prohibited. These offensive dresses may include some slogans or pictures.

13.2. Dress Code for Female in United Arab Emirates:

Both men and women might feel more comfortable wearing loose-fitting clothes that cover shoulders, arms and legs. Women traveling in the UAE are not expected to cover their heads or wear the traditional Muslim attire.

13.3. Dress Code to Visit Mosques in United Arab Emirates:

If a visitor want to visit a mosque he or she must respect the law of land and law of religion. When visiting a mosque, women will be asked to respect the Muslim tradition and wear an abaya and cover their heads. Often, these would be provided at the mosque.

13.4. Prohibited Dresses in United Arab Emirates:

Any form of nudity is strictly forbidden; including topless sunbathing. Swimwear should not be worn in any other area outside the beach, water parks or swimming pools. Emiratis dress conservatively in traditional dress and can be offended when people dress inappropriately or not in accordance with Islamic values.

  1. 14. United Arab Emirates Map:

Below is the attached Map of UAE, The map consist of all seven states of UAE.

UAE map

  1. 15. United Arab Emirates Capital:

Abu Dhabi UAE is important because of its capital status. The State of Abu Dhabi is largest in area and it have many oil and gas reserves. Because of this, the state gain importance. Now the state economy is moving towards the tourism and investment businesses.

  1. 16. United Arab Emirates Time:

The time of UAE is UTC +4 and GMT is +4.

16.1. Day light saving time in UAE:

In UAE there is no day light saving time like European countries. The time remain same through out the year.

16.2. United Arab Emirates time difference with other cities:

Below chart present the major time difference with other major cities around the world with UAE:

                                                    Time Difference of United Arab Emirates with major World Cities

   No

 Cities

 Time Difference with United Arab Emirates

   1

  Los Angeles Time difference with United Arab Emirates

  -11 hours

   2

  Mexico City Time difference with United Arab Emirates

  -9 hours

   3

  New York Time difference with United Arab Emirates

  -8 hours

   4

  São Paulo Time difference with United Arab Emirates

  -7 hours

   5

  London Time difference with United Arab Emirates

  -3 hours

   6

  Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Rome

  -2 hours

   7

  Mumbai Time difference with United Arab Emirates

  +1:30 hours

   8

  Hong Kong Time difference with United Arab Emirates

  +4 hours

   9

  Tokyo Time difference with United Arab Emirates

  +5 hours

  10

  Sydney Time difference with United Arab Emirates

  +6 hours

  11

  Islamabad Time difference with United Arab Emirates

  -1 hours

16.3. UAE States Time:

The time zone is same for all the UAE states and distance is less so there is no problem in using same time zone. The below is time for different states of United Arab Emirates

 United Arab Emirates  Time Time Zone Day light Saving Abbreviation UTC GMT

 Abu Dhabi Time

Asia/Dubai NO GST (Gulf Standard time)

UTC +4

GMT +4

 Dubai Time

Asia/Dubai NO GST (Gulf Standard time) UTC +4 GMT +4

 Sharjah Time

Asia/Dubai NO GST (Gulf Standard time) UTC +4 GMT +4

 Ajmān Time

Asia/Dubai NO GST (Gulf Standard time) UTC +4 GMT +4

 Al Ain Time

Asia/Dubai NO GST (Gulf Standard time) UTC +4 GMT +4

 Fujairah Time

Asia/Dubai NO GST (Gulf Standard time) UTC +4 GMT +4
 Ras al-Khaimah Time Asia/Dubai NO GST (Gulf Standard time) UTC +4 GMT +4
 Umm al-Quwain Time Asia/Dubai NO GST (Gulf Standard time) UTC +4 GMT +4
  1. 17. United Arab Emirates President:

The president of United Arab Emirates is the head of seven states federation under one flag. Supreme Federation Council elects the president for every five years. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is current president of UAE. He, first time appointed as president in 2004. The president is also Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and chairperson of the Supreme Council and Supreme Petroleum Council. He is descender of his father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who was also the president of UAE before 2004. He is the second formal President of United Arab Emirates. Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai remain the acting president since 2006.

  1. 18. United Arab Emirates Currency:

The UAE currency is Dirham, which is an Arabic Word. The Currency name is as old as Ottoman Empire. The People of Ottoman Empire also use word Dirham for currency.

1 Fils = 1 Dirham

18.1. Coins:

The United Arab Emirates have three major coins. 25 Phillis, 50 Phillis and 1 Dirham. 1, 5 and 10 Phillis is also available but not used on large scale. Time to time some complementary coins are introduce to give tributes to personalities and places.

18.2. United Arab Emirates Bank Notes:

The U.A.E. Currency Board introduced notes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, and 100 dirhams; a 1000 dirhams.

  1. 19. United Arab Emirates Flag:

The current flag of United Arab Emirates was adopted on December 2 1971. A young Emirati boy whose name was Abdullah Mohammed Al Maainah designed the UAE flag in 1971. The main theme of four colors of flag was unity of Arabs nations. This flag is four color, which have red, white black and green. All states of UAE use this new flag as sign of federation. Each of the states of United Arab Emirates have red plain flag also. This flag represents the dissension and allegiance to the prophet Muhammad. The flag of President of United Arab Emirates is separate and have same colors and dimensions of the Federal UAE Flag but have an eagle in middle.

Red represents hardiness, bravery, strength and courage. The vertical red band is use as binding all the other meanings together in unity. Green represents hope, joy, optimism, and love. It can also symbolize the countries prosperity. White represents peace and honesty. White is the purest color, and is interpreted by some to symbolize cleanliness. Contrary to popular belief, the black band does not represent oil. It stands for the defeat of enemies, and also strength of mind.

19.1. Flag of UAE

Flag of United Arab Emirate

19.2. Flag of President of UAE

Flag of President of United

19.3. Flag of Abu Dhabi

Flag of Abu Dhabi

19.4. Flag of Dubai and Flag of Ajman

The flag of Dubai and Flag of Ajman is common!

Flag of Ajman and Dubai

19.5. Flag of Al Fujairah

Flag of Al Fujairah United

19.6. Flag of Ras Ul Khaimah and Sharjah

The Flag of Ras Ul Khaimah and Sharjah is common!

Flag of RAS Al Khaimah and

19.7. Flag of Umm Al Quwain

Flag of Umm Al Quwain

  1. 20. United Arab Emirates Airlines

There is multiple airlines which is operates from UAE. These UAE Airlines includes commercial airlines, chartered airlines, cargo airlines and government airlines. Emirates Airline, Etihad Airline, Air Arabia and Fly Dubai are among the best airlines in the world. Dubai Royal Air wings and Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight are among the government airlines.

The commercial Airlines provide the world best services and different classes. These classes include Economy class, Royal Class, 1st Class and VIP Class seats. The flights from almost all parts of world land in UAE.

  1. 21. UAE Destinations

UAE is very rich in tourism now. Tourists from all over the world come to United Arab Emirates. Due to increasing revenue from tourists the destinations of tourism is increasing day by day. All of the seven states have many destinations for tourists. Desert safari in Dubai is very popular these days. There are seven star hotels like Burj Al Arab and high-rise building like Burj Al Dubai. There is multimedia fountains and creeks. The great mosques and old heritage cities. Universities and Museum along with best aquariums in the world. Now the UAE have artificial island and some of best beaches for entertainments.

  1. 22. UAE Evisa

A tourist and visitor can apply for United Arab Emirates E Visa very easily on ivisa.com. To increase the tourism UAE government made it easy for tourists to get quick visa. For many countries visa is available on airport.

  1. 23. United Arab Emirates Code

+971 is the dialing code for UAE.

  1. 24. Area and Population of United Arab Emirates

The below is detail area and population of United Arab Emirates!

Emirate

Capital

Population

Area

2018

%

(km²)

(mi²)

%

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

2,784,490

29.0%

67,340

26,000

86.7%

Ajman

Ajman

372,922

3.9%

259

100

0.3%

Dubai

Dubai

4,177,059

42.8%

3,885

1,500

5.0%

Fujairah

Fujairah

152,000

1.6%

1,165

450

1.5%

Ras al-Khaimah

Ras al-Khaimah

345,000

3.6%

2,486

950

3.2%

Sharjah

Sharjah

2,374,132

24.7%

2,590

1,000

3.3%

Umm al-Quwain

Umm al-Quwain

72,000

0.8%

777

300

1%

UAE

Abu Dhabi

9,599,353

100%

77,700

30,000

100%

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