Location: Middle East
Time zone: CET + 3 (during summer time: CET + 2)
Total area: 83,600 km²
Land area: 83,600 km²
Water area: 0 km²
Length of the state border: 1,066 km
Oman: 609 km
Saudi Arabia: 457 km
Coastline: 1,318 km
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi), ‘Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah (Sharjah), Dubayy (Dubai), Ra’s al Khaymah, Umm al Qaywayn
Electric current: 220 V / 50 Hz
Telephone code: 00 971 (Source: Allcitycodes)
Highest point: Jabal Yibir 1,527 m
Population: approx. 5.6 million residents (Countryaah, 2021)
Population growth: 2.7% per year
Population density (residents per km²): 67
Life expectancy: 75 (male), 80 (female)
Official language: Arabic
- 76% Muslim
- 9% Christians
- 15% other
It is very hot, especially in the summer months from mid-April to the end of September. The daytime temperature often rises to values of up to 50 ° C.
During the cooler period (January / February), daily values in the range of 25-35 ° C are normal.
Rain falls very rarely all year round.
However, near the coast, the humidity is always very high.
Currency / finance
Currency unit: Dirham (AED)
Classification: 1 dirham = 100 fils
ATMs: Available in most cities and shopping malls.
International credit cards: These are accepted by many hotels and shops.
Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.
The following may be carried duty-free:
- 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500 g tobacco
- 2 liters of alcoholic beverages
- small amounts of perfume
(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)
Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.
There is an import ban for the following items:
- Weapons of all kinds
- Drugs of all kinds
- western literature of all kinds
- Were of Israeli origin
- fish and seafood
- Natural and cultured pearls
Due to the situation in the Middle East, one should be vigilant in public and avoid large crowds.
In your behavior, you should respect the religious, political, and cultural traditions of the country.
The formerly very poor region was able to develop into a rich center through the extraction and export of oil.
Industries: chemistry, natural gas and oil production, fishing, tourism
Natural resources: natural gas, petroleum
- Usable land: 0%
- Grain cultivation: 0%
- Pasture area: 2%
- Forests: 0%
- other: 98%
Most of the areas consist of flat plains with dry salt lakes and desert areas. Plants are only found in the oases, where there is a high biodiversity.
Many species of plants and trees were imported from other countries. The financial wealth of the emirates creates artificial oases and keeps them alive.
The dromedary (camel with a hump) is the most common. As a pack animal for transporting goods and riding, it is particularly suitable for the desert climate.
Vultures, ravens and scavengers are also at home in the barren regions.