Abu Dhabi Weather

432.163 Billion

GDP in USD - 2024

12.496 Million

Population - 2024

83600

Area in km2

AE/971

Country/Dial Code


United Arab Emirates

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  • United Arab Emirates

    HONORARY CONSULATE


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  • Greater Arab Free Trade Area

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    Greater Arab Free Trade Area

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    Airports

    Abu Dhabi Intl

    Abu Dhabi

    IATA CODE

    AUH

    Bateen

    Abu Dhabi

    IATA CODE

    AZI

    Al Hamra Aux

    Al Hamra

    IATA CODE

    Jebel Dhana

    Jebel Dhana

    IATA CODE

    Al Dhafra

    Abu Dhabi

    IATA CODE

    Arzanah

    Arzana

    IATA CODE

    Das Island

    Das Island

    IATA CODE

    Zirku

    Zirku

    IATA CODE

    Dubai Intl

    Dubai

    IATA CODE

    DXB

    Fujairah Intl

    Fujeirah

    IATA CODE

    FJR

    Ras Al Khaimah Intl

    Ras Al Khaimah

    IATA CODE

    RKT

    Sharjah Intl

    Sharjah

    IATA CODE

    SHJ

    Al Ain International Airport

    Al Ain

    IATA CODE

    AAN

    Jebel Ali Seaplane Base

    Jebel Ali Golf Resort

    IATA CODE

    Minhad HB

    Minhad AB

    IATA CODE

    NHD

    Dubai Al Maktoum

    Dubai

    IATA CODE

    DWC

    Dubai Cruise Terminal

    Dubai

    IATA CODE

    Sir Bani Yas Island

    Sir Bani Yas Island

    IATA CODE

    XSB

    Dalma Airport

    Dalma Island

    IATA CODE

    ZDY


    The Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast granted the UK control of their defense and foreign affairs in 19th century treaties. In 1971, six of these states - Abu Zaby, 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, and Umm al Qaywayn - merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They were joined in 1972 by Ra's al Khaymah. The UAE's per capita GDP is on par with those of leading West European nations. Its generosity with oil revenues and its moderate foreign policy stance have allowed the UAE to play a vital role in the affairs of the region. For more than three decades, oil and global finance drove the UAE's economy. However, in 2008-09, the confluence of falling oil prices, collapsing real estate prices, and the international banking crisis hit the UAE especially hard. In March 2011, about 100 Emirati activists and intellectuals posted on the Internet and sent to the government a petition calling for greater political reform, including the establishment of a parliament with full legislative powers and the further expansion of the electorate and the rights of the Federal National Council (FNC), the UAE's quasi-legislature. In an effort to stem further unrest, the government announced a multi-year, $1.6-billion infrastructure investment plan for the poorer northern Emirates. In late September 2011, an FNC election - in which voting was expanded from 6,600 voters to about 12 percent of the Emirati population - was held for half of the FNC seats. The other half are appointed by the rulers of the Emirates.

     

    The UAE has an open economy with a high per capita income and a sizable annual trade surplus. Successful efforts at economic diversification have reduced the portion of GDP based on oil and gas output to 25%. Since the discovery of oil in the UAE more than 30 years ago, the UAE has undergone a profound transformation from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modern state with a high standard of living. The government has increased spending onjob creation and infrastructure expansion and is opening up utilities to greater private sector involvement. In April 2004, the UAE signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement with Washington and in November 2004 agreed to undertake negotiations toward a Free Trade Agreement with the US, however, those talks have not moved forward. The country's Free Trade Zones - offering 100% foreign ownership and zero taxes - are helping to attract foreign investors. The global financial crisis, tight international credit, falling oil prices, and deflated asset prices caused GDP to drop nearly 4% in 2009. UAE authorities have tried to blunt the crisis by increasing spending and boosting liquidity in the banking sector. The crisis hit Dubai hardest, as it was heavily exposed to depressed real estate prices. Dubai lacked sufficient cash to meet its debt obligations, prompting global concern about its solvency. In February 2009, Dubai launched a $20 billion bond program to meet its debt obligations. The UAE Central Bank and Abu Dhabi-based banks bought the largest shares. In December 2009 Dubai received an additional $10 billion loan from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The economy is expected to continue a slow rebound. Dependence on oil and a large expatriate workforce are significant long-term challenges. The UAE's strategic plan for the next few years focuses on diversification and creating more opportunities for nationals through improved education and increased private sector employment.

    Country name:
     
    conventional long form: United Arab Emirates
    conventional short form: none
    local long form: Al Imarat al Arabiyah al Muttahidah
    local short form: none
    former: Trucial Oman, Trucial States
    abbreviation: UAE
     

    Government type:

    federation with specified powers delegated to the UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates
     

    Capital:

    name: Abu Dhabi
    geographic coordinates: 24 28 N, 54 22 E
    time difference: UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
     

    Administrative divisions:

    7 emirates (imarat, singular - imarah); Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi), 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah (Sharjah), Dubayy (Dubai), Ra's al Khaymah, Umm al Qaywayn
     

    Independence:

    2 December 1971 (from the UK)
     

    National holiday:

    Independence Day, 2 December (1971)
     

    Constitution:

    previous 1971 (provisional); latest drafted in 1979, became permanent May 1996; amended 2009 (2012)
     

    Legal system:

    mixed legal system of Islamic law and civil law
     

    International law organization participation:

    has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
     

    Suffrage:

    limited; note - rulers of the seven emirates each select a proportion of voters for the Federal National Council (FNC) that together account for about 12 percent of Emirati citizens
     

    Executive branch:

    chief of state: President KHALIFA bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan (since 3 November 2004), ruler of Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi) (since 4 November 2004); Vice President and Prime Minister MUHAMMAD BIN RASHID Al-Maktum (since 5 January 2006)
    head of government: Prime Minister Vice President MUHAMMAD BIN RASHID Al-Maktum (since 5 January 2006); Deputy Prime Ministers SAIF bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan (since 11 May 2009) and MANSUR bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan (since 11 May 2009)
    cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
    (For more information visit the World Leaders website Opens in New Window)
    note: there is also a Federal Supreme Council (FSC) composed of the seven emirate rulers; the FSC is the highest constitutional authority in the UAE; establishes general policies and sanctions federal legislation; meets four times a year; Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi) and Dubayy (Dubai) rulers have effective veto power
    elections: president and vice president elected by the FSC for five-year terms (no term limits) from among the seven FSC members; election last held 3 November 2004 upon the death of the UAE's Founding Father and first President ZAYID bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan (next election NA); prime minister and deputy prime minister appointed by the president
    election results: KHALIFA bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan elected president by a unanimous vote of the FSC; MUHAMMAD bin Rashid Al-Maktum unanimously affirmed vice president after the 2006 death of his brother Sheikh MAKTUM bin Rashid Al-Maktum
     

    Legislative branch:

    unicameral Federal National Council (FNC) or Majlis al-Ittihad al-Watani (40 seats; 20 members appointed by the rulers of the constituent states, 20 members elected to serve four-year terms)
    elections: last held on 24 September 2011 (next to be held in 2015); note - the electoral college was expanded from 6,689 voters in the December 2006 election to 129,274 in the September 2011 election; elections for candidates rather than party lists; 469 candidates including 85 women ran for 20 contested FNC seats
    election results: elected seats by emirate - Abu Dhabi 4, Dubai 4, Sharjah 3, Ras al-Khaimah 3, Ajman 2, Fujairah 2, Umm al-Quwain 2; note - number of appointed seats for each emirate are same as elected seats
     

    Judicial branch:

    highest court(s): Federal Supreme Court (consists of the court president and 4 judges)
    judge selection and term of office: judges appointed by the federal president following approval by the Federal Supreme Council, which includes the rulers of the 7 emirates; judge term NA
    subordinate courts: Federal Court of Cassation (determines the constitutionality of laws promulgated at the federal and local (emirate) levels; federal level courts of first instance and appeals courts; each emirate has its own court system
     

    Political parties and leaders:

    none; political parties are not allowed
     

    Political pressure groups and leaders:

    NA
     

    International organization participation:

    ABEDA, AfDB (nonregional member), AFESD, AMF, BIS, CAEU, CICA, FAO, G-77, GCC, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, LAS, MIGA, NAM, OAPEC, OIC, OIF (observer), OPCW, OPEC, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
     

    Diplomatic representation in the US:

    chief of mission: Ambassador Yusif bin Mani bin Said al-UTAYBA (since 25 July 2008)
    chancery: 3522 International Court NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20008
    telephone: [1] (202) 243-2400
    FAX: [1] (202) 243-2432
     

    Diplomatic representation from the US:

    chief of mission: Ambassador Michael H. CORBIN (since 25 July 2011)
    embassy: Embassies District, Plot 38 Sector W59-02, Street No. 4, Abu Dhabi
    mailing address: P. O. Box 4009, Abu Dhabi
    telephone: [971] (2) 414-2200
    FAX: [971] (2) 414-2603
    consulate(s) general: Dubai
     

    Flag description:

    three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and black with a wider vertical red band on the hoist side; the flag incorporates all four Pan-Arab colors, which in this case represent fertility (green), neutrality (white), petroleum resources (black), and unity (red); red was the traditional color incorporated into all flags of the emirates before their unification
     

    National symbol(s):

    golden falcon
     

    National anthem:

    name: 'Nashid al-watani al-imarati' (National Anthem of the UAE)


    lyrics/music: AREF Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan/Mohamad Abdel WAHAB
    note: music adopted 1971, lyrics adopted 1996; Mohamad Abdel WAHAB also composed the music for the anthem of Tunisia

    Economy - overview:
     
    The UAE has an open economy with a high per capita income and a sizable annual trade surplus. Successful efforts at economic diversification have reduced the portion of GDP based on oil and gas output to 25%. Since the discovery of oil in the UAE more than 30 years ago, the country has undergone a profound transformation from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modern state with a high standard of living. The government has increased spending on job creation and infrastructure expansion and is opening up utilities to greater private sector involvement. In April 2004, the UAE signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement with Washington and in November 2004 agreed to undertake negotiations toward a Free Trade Agreement with the US; however, those talks have not moved forward. The country's Free Trade Zones - offering 100% foreign ownership and zero taxes - are helping to attract foreign investors. The global financial crisis, tight international credit, and deflated asset prices constricted the economy in 2009. UAE authorities tried to blunt the crisis by increasing spending and boosting liquidity in the banking sector. The crisis hit Dubai hardest, as it was heavily exposed to depressed real estate prices. Dubai lacked sufficient cash to meet its debt obligations, prompting global concern about its solvency. The UAE Central Bank and Abu Dhabi-based banks bought the largest shares. In December 2009 Dubai received an additional $10 billion loan from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Dependence on oil, a large expatriate workforce, and growing inflation pressures are significant long-term challenges. The UAE's strategic plan for the next few years focuses on diversification and creating more opportunities for nationals through improved education and increased private sector employment.
     

    GDP (purchasing power parity):

    $269.8 billion (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 50
    $259.3 billion (2012 est.)
    $248.5 billion (2011 est.)
    note: data are in 2013 US dollars
     

    GDP (official exchange rate):

    $390 billion (2013 est.)
     

    GDP - real growth rate:

    4% (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 81
    4.4% (2012 est.)
    3.9% (2011 est.)
     

    GDP - per capita (PPP):

    $29,900 (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 48
    $29,600 (2012 est.)
    $29,200 (2011 est.)
    note: data are in 2013 US dollars
     

    Gross national saving:

    36.8% of GDP (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 14
    40% of GDP (2012 est.)
    37.6% of GDP (2011 est.)
     

    GDP - composition, by end use:

    household consumption: 51.9%
    government consumption: 7%
    investment in fixed capital: 23.1%
    investment in inventories: 0.7%
    exports of goods and services: 96%
    imports of goods and services: -78.8%
    (2013 est.)
     

    GDP - composition, by sector of origin:

    agriculture: 0.6%
    industry: 61.1%
    services: 38.2% (2013 est.)
     

    Agriculture - products:

    dates, vegetables, watermelons; poultry, eggs, dairy products; fish
     

    Industries:

    petroleum and petrochemicals; fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilizers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, handicrafts, textiles
     

    Industrial production growth rate:

    3.3% (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 89
     

    Labor force:

    4.588 million
    country comparison to the world: 84
    note: expatriates account for about 85% of the work force (2013 est.)
     

    Labor force - by occupation:

    agriculture: 7%
    industry: 15%
    services: 78% (2000 est.)
     

    Unemployment rate:

    2.4% (2001)
    country comparison to the world: 19
     

    Population below poverty line:

    19.5% (2003)
     

    Household income or consumption by percentage share:

    lowest 10%: NA%
    highest 10%: NA%
     

    Budget:

    revenues: $138 billion
    expenditures: $118.3 billion (2013 est.)
     

    Taxes and other revenues:

    35.4% of GDP (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 64
     

    Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):

    5% of GDP (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 9
     

    Public debt:

    41.7% of GDP (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 84
    42.6% of GDP (2012 est.)
     

    Fiscal year:

    calendar year
     

    Inflation rate (consumer prices):

    1.3% (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 35
    0.7% (2012 est.)
     

    Central bank discount rate:

    NA%
     

    Stock of narrow money:

    NA% (31 December 2013 est.)
    $81.46 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of broad money:

    $260.2 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 33
    $234.8 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of domestic credit:

    $308.1 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 35
    $293.4 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Market value of publicly traded shares:

    $67.95 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 42
    $71.33 billion (31 December 2011)
    $77.08 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
     

    Current account balance:

    $52.67 billion (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 13
    $66.56 billion (2012 est.)
     

    Exports:

    $368.9 billion (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 18
    $350.1 billion (2012 est.)
     

    Exports - commodities:

    crude oil 45%, natural gas, reexports, dried fish, dates
     

    Exports - partners:

    Japan 15.4%, India 13.4%, Iran 10.7%, Thailand 5.5%, Singapore 5.5%, South Korea 5.3% (2012)
     

    Imports:

    $249.6 billion (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 20
    $221.9 billion (2012 est.)
     

    Imports - commodities:

    machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food
     

    Imports - partners:

    India 17%, China 13.7%, US 10.5%, Germany 5.1%, Japan 4.2% (2012)
     

    Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:

    $58.04 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 34
    $47.04 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Debt - external:

    $167.9 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 35
    $162.3 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:

    $103 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 41
    $92.96 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:

    $61.96 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 35
    $58.46 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Exchange rates:

    Emirati dirhams (AED) per US dollar -
    3.673 (2013 est.)
    3.6725 (2012 est.)
    3.6725 (2010 est.)
    3.673 (2009)
    3.6725 (2008)

    Location:
     
    Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia
     

    Geographic coordinates:

    24 00 N, 54 00 E
     

    Map references:

    Middle East
     

    Area:

    total: 83,600 sq km
    country comparison to the world: 115
    land: 83,600 sq km
    water: 0 sq km
     

    Area - comparative:

    slightly smaller than Maine
     

    Land boundaries:

    total: 1,066 km
    border countries: Oman 609 km, Saudi Arabia 457 km
     

    Coastline:

    1,318 km
     

    Maritime claims:

    territorial sea: 12 nm
    contiguous zone: 24 nm
    exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
    continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
     

    Climate:

    desert; cooler in eastern mountains
     

    Terrain:

    flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert wasteland; mountains in east
     

    Elevation extremes:

    lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
    highest point: Jabal Yibir 1,527 m
     

    Natural resources:

    petroleum, natural gas
     

    Land use:

    arable land: 0.61%
    permanent crops: 0.5%
    other: 98.9% (2011)
     

    Irrigated land:

    920 sq km (2010)
     

    Total renewable water resources:

    0.15 cu km (2011)
     

    Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):

    total: 3.99 cu km/yr (15%/2%/83%)
    per capita: 739.5 cu m/yr (2005)
     

    Natural hazards:

    frequent sand and dust storms
     

    Environment - current issues:

    lack of natural freshwater resources compensated by desalination plants; desertification; beach pollution from oil spills
     

    Environment - international agreements:

    party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection
    signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
     

    Geography - note:

    strategic location along southern approaches to Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil

    Nationality:
     

    noun: Emirati(s)
    adjective: Emirati
     

    Ethnic groups:

    Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)
    note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)
     

    Languages:

    Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
     

    Religions:

    Muslim (Islam; official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (primarily Hindu and Buddhist, less than 5% of the population consists of Parsi, Baha'i, Druze, Sikh, Ahmadi, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, and Jewish) 15%
    note: represents the total population; about 85% of the population consists of noncitizens (2005 est.)
     

    Population:

    5,628,805
    country comparison to the world: 113
    note: estimate is based on the results of the 2005 census that included a significantly higher estimate of net immigration of non-citizens than previous estimates; the United Arab Emirates' National Bureau of Statistics estimated the country's total population to have been 8,264,070 in 2010, based on census data; immigrants make up more than 80% of the total population, according to UN data (2013) (July 2014 est.)
     

    Age structure:

    0-14 years: 20.7% (male 597,476/female 570,275)
    15-24 years: 13.7% (male 457,647/female 311,673)
    25-54 years: 61.5% (male 2,639,018/female 820,915)
    55-64 years: 3.1% (male 132,718/female 43,624)
    65 years and over: 1% (male 35,071/female 20,388) (2014 est.)
    population pyramid:  
     

    Dependency ratios:

    total dependency ratio: 19.3 %
    youth dependency ratio: 18.8 %
    elderly dependency ratio: 0.5 %
    potential support ratio: 182.8 (2014 est.)
     

    Median age:

    total: 30.3 years
    male: 32 years
    female: 25 years (2014 est.)
     

    Population growth rate:

    2.71% (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 21
     

    Birth rate:

    15.54 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 129
     

    Death rate:

    1.99 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 224
     

    Net migration rate:

    13.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 10
     

    Urbanization:

    urban population: 84.4% of total population (2011)
    rate of urbanization: 2.52% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
     

    Major urban areas - population:

    ABU DHABI (capital) 942,000; Dubai 1.978 million; Sharjah 983,000 (2011)
     

    Sex ratio:

    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-24 years: 1.47 male(s)/female
    25-54 years: 3.22 male(s)/female
    55-64 years: 2.19 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.77 male(s)/female
    total population: 2.19 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
     

    Maternal mortality rate:

    12 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
    country comparison to the world: 146
     

    Infant mortality rate:

    total: 10.92 deaths/1,000 live births
    country comparison to the world: 133
    male: 12.73 deaths/1,000 live births
    female: 9.01 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
     

    Life expectancy at birth:

    total population: 77.09 years
    country comparison to the world: 70
    male: 74.49 years
    female: 79.83 years (2014 est.)
     

    Total fertility rate:

    2.36 children born/woman (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 89
     

    Health expenditures:

    3.3% of GDP (2011)
    country comparison to the world: 178
     

    Physicians density:

    1.93 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
     

    Hospital bed density:

    1.9 beds/1,000 population (2008)
     

    Drinking water source:

    improved: 
    urban: 99.6% of population
    rural: 100% of population
    total: 99.6% of population
    unimproved: 
    urban: 0.4% of population
    rural: 0% of population
    total: 0.4% of population (2012 est.)
     

    Sanitation facility access:

    improved: 
    urban: 98% of population
    rural: 95.2% of population
    total: 97.5% of population
    unimproved: 
    urban: 2% of population
    rural: 4.8% of population
    total: 2.5% of population (2012 est.)
     

    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

    0.2% (2001 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 113
     

    HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

    NA
     

    HIV/AIDS - deaths:

    NA
     

    Obesity - adult prevalence rate:

    32.7% (2008)
    country comparison to the world: 22
     

    Education expenditures:

    NA
     

    Literacy:

    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 90%
    male: 89.5%
    female: 91.5% (2005 est.)
     

    Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:

    total: 12.1%
    country comparison to the world: 99
    male: 7.9%
    female: 21.8% (2008)

    Telephones - main lines in use:
     
    1.967 million (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 59
     

    Telephones - mobile cellular:

    13.775 million (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 61
     

    Telephone system:

    general assessment: modern fiber-optic integrated services; digital network with rapidly growing use of mobile-cellular telephones; key centers are Abu Dhabi and Dubai
    domestic: microwave radio relay, fiber optic and coaxial cable
    international: country code - 971; linked to the international submarine cable FLAG (Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe); landing point for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia (2011)
     

    Broadcast media:

    except for the many organizations now operating in Dubai's Media Free Zone, most TV and radio stations remain government-owned; widespread use of satellite dishes provides access to pan-Arab and other international broadcasts (2007)
     

    Internet country code:

    .ae
     

    Internet hosts:

    337,804 (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 61
     

    Internet users:

    3.449 million (2009)
    country comparison to the world: 61

    Airports:
     
    43 (2013)
    country comparison to the world: 100
     

    Airports - with paved runways:

    total: 25
    over 3,047 m: 12
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
    914 to 1,523 m: 3
    under 914 m: 2 (2013)
     

    Airports - with unpaved runways:

    total: 18
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
    914 to 1,523 m: 6
    under 914 m: 
    6 (2013)
     

    Heliports:

    5 (2013)
     

    Pipelines:

    condensate 533 km; gas 3,277 km; liquid petroleum gas 300 km; oil 3,287 km; oil/gas/water 24 km; refined products 218 km; water 99 km (2013)
     

    Roadways:

    total: 4,080 km
    country comparison to the world: 157
    paved: 4,080 km (includes 253 km of expressways) (2008)
     

    Merchant marine:

    total: 61
    country comparison to the world: 65
    by type: bulk carrier 3, cargo 13, chemical tanker 8, container 7, liquefied gas 1, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 24, roll on/roll off 4
    foreign-owned: 13 (Greece 3, Kuwait 10)
    registered in other countries: 253 (Bahamas 23, Barbados 1, Belize 3, Cambodia 2, Comoros 8, Cyprus 3, Georgia 2, Gibraltar 5, Honduras 1, Hong Kong 1, India 4, Iran 2, Jordan 2, Liberia 37, Malta 1, Marshall Islands 12, Mexico 1, Netherlands 4, North Korea 2, Panama 83, Papua New Guinea 6, Philippines 1, Saint Kitts and Nevis 8, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3, Saudi Arabia 6, Sierra Leone 1, Singapore 10, Tanzania 3, Togo 1, UK 8, Vanuatu 1, unknown 8) (2010)
     

    Ports and terminals:

    major seaport(s): Al Fujayrah, Mina' Jabal 'Ali (Dubai), Khor Fakkan (Khawr Fakkan), Mubarraz Island, Mina' Rashid (Dubai), Mina' Saqr (Ra's al Khaymah)
    container port(s) (TEUs): Dubai Port (12,617,595), Khor Fakkan (Khawr Fakkan) (3,234,101)
    LNG terminal(s) (export): Das Island

    Electricity - production:
     
    102.7 billion kWh (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 33
     

    Electricity - consumption:

    85.17 billion kWh (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 34
     

    Electricity - exports:

    0 kWh (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 94
     

    Electricity - imports:

    0 kWh (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 112
     

    Electricity - installed generating capacity:

    23.25 million kW (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 34
     

    Electricity - from fossil fuels:

    100% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 43
     

    Electricity - from nuclear fuels:

    0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 33
     

    Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:

    0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 153
     

    Electricity - from other renewable sources:

    0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 147
     

    Crude oil - production:

    3.213 million bbl/day (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 7
     

    Crude oil - exports:

    2.142 million bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 6
     

    Crude oil - imports:

    0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 148
     

    Crude oil - proved reserves:

    97.8 billion bbl (1 January 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 7
     

    Refined petroleum products - production:

    371,500 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 38
     

    Refined petroleum products - consumption:

    572,100 bbl/day (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 31
     

    Refined petroleum products - exports:

    382,300 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 17
     

    Refined petroleum products - imports:

    351,400 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 18
     

    Natural gas - production:

    52.31 billion cu m (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 19
     

    Natural gas - consumption:

    60.54 billion cu m (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 12
     

    Natural gas - exports:

    5.18 billion cu m (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 35
     

    Natural gas - imports:

    17.44 billion cu m (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 21
     

    Natural gas - proved reserves:

    6.089 trillion cu m (1 January 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 7
     

    Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:

    245.4 million Mt (2011 est.)

    Title: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars (Billions))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021


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    Title: Volume of imports of goods and services (Percent change (%))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021

    Title: Total exports of goods and services (Million ZAR, current prices) in Million

    Source: SARS; Quantec

    Date: 07/11/2021

    Title: Volume of exports of goods and services (Percent change (%))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021

    Title: Total exports of goods and services (Million ZAR, current prices) in Million

    Source: SARS; Quantec

    Date: 07/11/2021

    Title: Population (Persons (Millions))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021