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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. Its 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.3.685 = 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 Saudia Arabia

  West - Qatar and Saudia 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