United Arab Emirates

Located on the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula, the United Arab Emirates is a popular tourist destination in Western Asia. It shares a border with Saudi Arabia to the south, Iran to the north, Oman to the east, and Qatar to the west. It has a total land area of 83,600 square kilometers and is divided into seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quain, and Ajman.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque | Photo by Tanya Hart under creative commons

Key Facts About United Arab Emirates

Location Located in the Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia.
CapitalAbu Dhabi
CurrencyUAE Dirhams
Currency Conversion1AED = 0.27USD
ClimateDesert climate; cooler in the eastern mountain area.
Population9.5 million+ (2019 est.)
LanguageArabic is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in the United Arab Emirates

  • Burj Khalifa
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Jumeirah Beach
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Ferrari World
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • The Palm Jumeirah
  • Gold and Spice Souk
  • Ski Dubai
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah
  • Sharjah Natural History Museum
  • Al Badiyah Mosque

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