United Arab Emirates
Being literally crime-free is not the only thing that makes the United Arab Emirates one of the most attractive places to live in. It’s amazing amalgamation of the traditional values of the East and the modern technologies of the West, being a melting pot of various nationalities and cultures living together and working in harmony and a standard of living that is comparable to the world’s most advanced nations makes it one of 20th century’s success stories.

The UAE – A Constellation of 7 Stars
The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates or states, each with its own unique character and personality but yet united with a common goal and destiny. The seven emirates are:
• Abu Dhabi
• Dubai
• Sharjah
• Ajman
• Umm Al-Qaiwain
• Ras Al-Khaimah
• Fujairah
2/12/1971 – The New Constellation Rises in the Middle East. The National Day or the day of formation of the Federation of the United Arab Emirates is : 2nd December, and is celebrated generally every year. National holidays are declared on 2nd, 3rd & 4th December, the major cities of the emirates are all brightly lit-up and decorated with lights. Celebrations take place with great joy and pride.
Language – The official language of the UAE is Arabic. Other languages spoken are English, Hindi, Farsi. A large number of the expatriate population are from the sub-continent, Philippines, Iran etc. So you will find Tagalog, Malayalam, Russian etc.

Currency
The United Arab Emirates currency is called the Dirham.
Arab Emirate Dirham (=Dhs. or AED)100 Fils=1Dirhams
Denominations:
Dirhams (Notes): 5/-,10/-,20/-,50/-,100/-,200/-,500/,1000/-
Coins: 1/-
Fils: 25,50
Exchange Rate: Dh.3.67 = US$ 1.00

Geographical Location
The UAE has capitalized on its convenient location on the trade routes between Asia and Europe by building a fine tradition of being a good host and trade partner since time immemorial.
Its oil wealth and the hard work of its people headed by the wise H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has turned it into a bustling advanced nation with one of the world’s highest per capital income within 25 years of its formation.

An Area of Immense Wealth
The area of the United Arab Emirates is 83,600 sq.km (including 200 islands – approximately).

The UAE within Bounds
The United Arab Emirates is situated in the Eastern of the Arab World. It overlooks the Gulf of Oman to the East and the Arabian Gulf to the North. The Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman are linked by the Hormuz Strait. The UAE is thus positioned at an important in the world of trade.

North – Arabian Gulf
East – Gulf of Oman and Sultanate of Oman
South – Sultanate of Oman and Saudi Arabia
West – Qatar and Saudi Arabia
UAE on the Globe – You can find the UAE at:
Latitudes: 22 – 26.5 North
Longitudes: 51 – 56.5 East

The Rulers
The President of UAE : H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Vice President & Prime Minister of UAE & Ruler of Dubai: H..H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Supreme Council Member & Ruler of Sharjah : H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi
Supreme Council Member & Ruler of Ajman: H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi
Supreme Council Member & Ruler of Umm Al Quwain : H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Ahmed Al Mu’alla
Supreme Council Member & Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah: H.H. Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi
Supreme Council Member & Ruler of Al Fujairah : H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi

Dubai city is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Dubai city offers sunshine round the year! Dubai city is also a visual extravaganza. An ultra-modern and liberal city, Dubai city is famous as much for huge buildings, exhilarating architecture and beautiful weather as it is for tax free salaries, duty-free shopping, sports and recreation! Dubai hosts world-class spectator sporting events such as the world’s richest horse race, PGA golf tournaments, WTA tennis Opens and Powerboat races.

Development of Terminal 3 at Dubai airport
New Airport at Jebel Ali Trade Zone Area, 1st A380 super Jumbo will land on the new airport.

Mega expansion of Jebel Ali Terminal to enhance capacity to 20M TEUS.

Dubai logistics city planned area 250 Sq.meters. Investment 144 Billion Dollar in next 45 years.

Dubai plans ‘World First’ Undersea Hotel for $500m the project will be completed in late 2006.

Dubai plans world’s largest hotel, the first phase of the project, which includes the Asia hotel, will be operational by 2010.

Dubai land project under construction.

Palm island projects until palm 2 completed, palm 3 under construction.

Burj Dubai the world’s tallest building upon completion.

History of Jebel Ali Free Zone
Initially encompassing 70,000 square metres of warehousing and 850,000 square metres of covered areas, Jafza took nearly three years to create, transforming 25 acres of desert into a secure, dynamic working environment. In May 1980, HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum signed a decree establishing Jafza, adding to the Port a major trade and industrial area, eventually extending to 750 acres.

Through the years Jafza has benefited from major investments in its infrastructure. The very latest information technology has allowed us to consolidate our unsurpassed logistics capabilities whether by sea, land or air.

The Jebel Ali Free Zone is an outstanding example of the entrepreneurial spirit of the free trading city of Dubai. Taxation is non-existent. Restrictions are minimal. There is no obligation to take on a local partner. Staff may be recruited from anywhere. Excellent port facilities, warehouses, office space, and even factories are already built and ready for lease. The strategic location of Dubai allows easy access to the 1.5 billion consumers in the countries surrounding the Gulf and Red Sea.

Jebel Ali Free Zone is the ideal warehousing and distribution hub for a market of some 2 billion people. Combining the services of the best port in the Middle East with an efficient, dynamic infrastructure it offers a unique opportunity to do business in the Middle East.

Advantages of Jebel Ali Free Zone
Full Access to Port : The Free Zone and Dubai Ports Authority (DPA) are inextricably linked, they share a chairman and a strong, symbiotic relationship. The Free Zone is built around the DPA’s Jebel Ali terminal, enabling customers to take full advantage of the port’s ISO-certified container and general cargo operations. Specialized unloading facilities and purpose-built storage such as the cool and cold stores are also at the disposal of Free Zone companies.

Quality Service
Jebel Ali Free Zone has been created to attract the foreign businessman accustomed to certain levels of quality and efficiency. The zone is served by a modern infrastructure of excellent roads, water and power.

Distinguished Incentives
The Free Zone allows 100% foreign ownership of companies, as well as full repatriation of capital and profits. In addition, no corporate and income taxes, abundant energy, no currency restrictions, in-house e-business support DubaiTrade.ae portal among other unique benefits.

Office space is available for lease, as well as warehouses for storage, distribution and manufacturing. Land to build purpose-built facilities is also available.