United Arab Emirates Travel Overview

United Arab Emirates Travel Overview

At a glance

Capital: Abu Dhabi (See more on ITYPEMBA.COM)

Official language: Arabic

Currency: Dirham

Continent: West Asia

Skydiving, diving, buying diamonds and luxury hotels…

… in the United Arab Emirates it can all be done in one day. Dubai is particularly suitable as a destination for short breaks.

Info United Arab Emirates

According to Countryaah, the United Arab Emirates are a crazy country in terms of travel technology. Where else they can in the desert skating. In the UAE, a certain traditional lifestyle has been preserved, which confuses some Europeans.
The country on the Gulf of Persia is one of the safest travel destinations on the Arabian Peninsula. The United Arab Emirates are almost entirely enclosed by Saudi Arabia. The state has a comparatively short border with Oman in the east and the entire north side of the country borders on the Arabian Gulf.

Vacation UAE

There is almost nothing they cannot do in the United Arab Emirates. It was very important to the sheikhs there to copy Western material luxury and to maximize it immeasurably. For example, they can ice skate or even go skiing in the halls on the beach. Whether or not they find it useful is up to them. But if you can’t let go of your skis or snowboard, you can try sandboarding on a prepared dune. You should also only undertake tours with jeeps, quads or other rental cars on groomed slopes, as an unknown dune can quickly slide if you have no experience.

For those who find that too much of a spectacle and who prefer not to go on an active holiday, the United Arab Emirates offers enough cultural programs. The traditional architecture of the Arabian Peninsula is often difficult to find in the middle of the skyscrapers in the Emirates, but it still exists. If you are looking for some peace and quiet, then why not attend a course in Arabic calligraphy !

Emirate of Abu Dhabi

The emirate of Abu Dhabi is an example of the rapid oil wealth. A fishing village a few decades ago, it is now one of the largest countries in the United Arab Emirates. Here you can relax and enjoy all the comfort you would otherwise never have dreamed of. The structures of the petrodollars may not be overlooked, the connection between the people in the emirate and their two elements, desert and sea, is omnipresent. So you will still find traditional net fishermen who do not want to afford the luxury of flying in tuna from the Pacific.

Emirate of Dubai

The emirate of Dubai is strange for some travelers from Europe, because it looks a bit Disney-like-artificial. It is the city that claims to be like no other. This is where the shopping festival was invented (Dubai Shopping Festival)! Like this and most other attractions, they are primarily for spending money. You can do that in Dubai to an unlimited extent. However, if you are not the type of tourist who only associates vacation with spending money, then with a little luck you will find places in Dubai where you can relax. Away from the 5-star hotels on their artificial islands, you will sit on the banks of Dubai Creek, smoke a shisha and watch the fishing boats being loaded.

Important facts

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Official language: Arabic


Currency (sub-unit)

Dirham (100 fils)

ISO 4217 code

AED / 784


Continent: Asia

Region: west

Geo coordinates: N 23 ° 25 ‘26.7 ” E 53 ° 50’ 52.1″

Highest mountain: Jabal Yibir (1,527 m)

Total area: 82,880 km²

Mainland: 82,880 km²

National border: 867 km

Coastline: 1,318 km


Dependency: Great Britain until 1971

UN member since: 1971

Other political affiliation: Arab League

Form of government: Federal emirate


UAE GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Petroleum, natural gas, dates

BSP: $ 146.276 billion

GDP: $ 152,443,000,000

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 132 billion

Economic growth: 6.2%

Inflation rate: 11.8%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 17.1%

Export: $ 121.7 billion

Import: $ 77,230,000,000

Foreign debt: $ 37.510 billion

Gold and currency reserves: $ 29,080,000,000

Electricity consumption: 46,200 million KWh

Gas reserves: 6,006,000 million m³

Gas production: 44,590 million m³

Gas consumption: 38,110 million m³

Oil reserves: 97,800 million m³

Oil production: 2,762,000 million m³

Oil consumption: 319,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 3.14%

Sheep: 580,000 pieces

Fishing: 120,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 2,602,800

Residents in cities: 2,207,300

Average age: 28.1 years

0-14 years: 24.9%

15-64 years: 71.2%

> 65 years: 3.9%

Population growth: 1.52%

Birth rate: 18.96 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 4.4 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 0.66 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.43

Fertility: 2.88 children / woman

Infant mortality: 14.09 ‰

Life expectancy men: 72.92 years

Life expectancy women: 78.08 years

Country codes

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: AE

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: ARE

ISO 3166 numeric: 784

Top Level Domain: ae

IOC country code: UAE


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 1,397,000

Cell Phones: 3,047,000

Radios: 1,410,000

TV: 1,330,000

Computer: 760,000

Internet users: 1,570,000


Paved roads: 2,722 km

of which expressways: 253 km

Cars: 248,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 58

Pipelines: 6.365


Number of doctors: 5,860

Daily food intake: 3,220 kcal / resident


Illiteracy: 22%


Foundation: 1971

Last sovereign since: 1971


Main religious group: Muslims


Prison inmates: 6,600


Armed forces (troop strength): 48,000

Main battle tank: 230

Battleships: 2

Warplanes: 110

Helicopter: 95