|Time zone:||GMT +4 (UAE standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Other languages:||English, Hindi, Persian, Urdu|
Emirati dirhams (AED)|
€1 = AED4.09, $1 = AED3.67, £1 = AED4.88
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.ae||International Dialling Code: 971|
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Further information on United Arab Emirates
Discover more about United Arab Emirates - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 83,600 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 1,318 km (Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf)
Climate: Desert climate with very hot and dry conditions, cooler in eastern mountains and between September and March.
Highest mountain: Jabal Yibir (1,527m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for United Arab Emirates from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||152/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Free||25/179|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||118/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||25/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Status: Independent Country
Population: 5,628,805 (rank: 111/196) Density: 67.3 people/sq km (rank: 113/196)
Ethnic groups: Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982). note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)
Religions: Muslim 96% (Shia 16%), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4%
GDP (PPP): $269.8 billion GDP per capita: $29,900 (rank: 34/195)