United Arab Emirates Facts and History

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Flag of United Arab Emirates
National Flag of United Arab Emirates

Interesting facts about United Arab Emirates

  • Official Name: Al-Imārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah (United Arab Emirates)
  • Form of Government: federation of seven emirates with one advisory body (Federal National Council [401])
  • President: Sheikh Khalīfah ibn Zāyid Āl Nahyān
  • Prime Minister: Sheikh Muḥammad ibn Rashīd Āl Maktūm
  • GDP: 421.1 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Population: 9.771 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Arabic
  • Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
  • Timezone: GMT+4
  • Area: 83,600 km²
  • Dialing Code: +971
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Jebel Hafeet‎,Al Hajar Mountains
  • Major Rivers: Wadi Abadilah,Asimah,Esfai
  • Continent: Asia
  • Border Countries: The United Arab Emirates is slightly smaller in area than Portugal. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the west and south and by Oman to the east and northeast. The precise borders of the country have remained a matter of dispute.

Map of United Arab Emirates

National Symbols of United Arab Emirates

  • National Bird: falcon
  • National Anthem: “Ishy Bilady”
  • National Animal: Arabian oryx
  • National Flower: Tribulus omanense
  • National Poet: Not Declared
  • National Game: Football