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Country Status
Independent federation of seven emirates, each of which having absolute power.
Abu Dhabi
Head of State

President of the
High Council
Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahayan

High council
* Zayed Bin Sultan
  (Abu Dhabi)
* Maktoum Bin Rachid   
* Sultan Bin Muhammad
* Saqr Bin Mohamed
  (Ra'su Al-Khayma)
* Rashid Bin Ahmad   
  (Ummu Al-Qaywan)
* Humayd Bin Rashid
* Hamad Bin Muhammad

Arabic (Official), English.
Land Surface
78,000 km˛
1 Dirham = 100 Fils
100 Dirhams = US$27.
US$1 = 3.70 Dirhams
Local Time
4 hours ahead of GMT.

United Arab Emirates is located on the western coast of the Arabian Gulf. It is bordered by Qatar in the north, Saudi Arabia in the west and the Sultanate of Oman in the east. Most of the settlements are along the Arabian Gulf, while others are on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. UAE. is not a country, but a federation made out of 7 countries. In addition,  areas of the desert inland from the emirates are a part of the country, but ruled by the central government.

The landscape of the Emirates is very dry, with little rain, vegetation, and animal life. Mountains only take up some few percents of the total territory. Connected to the federation are several islands outside the coast of the Arabian

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of UAE is 36.124 million dollars. The main exports of UAE is crude oil, natural gas, dried fish, and dates. Its imports are food stuff and consumer goods. The main industry revolves around petroleum products. The main crops are vegetables and dates. Dairy farming and poultry form two main activities.

Citizens of the UK and GCC, Gulf Cooperation Council, countries need only a valid passport and not a visa to enter the UAE. Citizens of all other countries should obtain valid visas. Transit visas may be obtained from the immigration department on arrival to the Airport. It is recommended that visitors carry certificates of inoculation against cholera and yellow fever, especially if they are traveling from an infected area. TAB inoculation is also suggested.

The media in the UAE are well developed with a large number of Arabic and English newspapers and magazines in operation. Radio and television also broadcast a wide range of programs. 


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