Where is United Arab Emirates?

Located in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates has a 1,066.00 km border with Oman (609 km) and Saudi Arabia (457 km).The boundary agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Oman was signed and ratified in 2003.

The United Arab Emirates is an Asian country covering 83,600.00 km2. This makes it the 116th largest country in the world and slightly larger than South Carolina; slightly smaller than Maine. Its geographic coordinates are 24 00 N, 54 00 E and Abu Dhabi is the capital city.

The name "Arabia" can be traced back many centuries B.C.

Its ISO code is AE.


The United Arab Emirates has a mean elevation of 149 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Persian Gulf. Its highest elevation is Jabal Yibir which is 1,527m above tall.

It has a temperate climate that is moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of days are overcast. Its terrain is mostly flat, with sand dunes of vast deserts and mountains in the east.


United Arab Emirates has a population of 5,927,482 making it the 111th largest in the world. The populations is heavily concentrated in the northeast.

Arabic is the official language. The most common ethnic groups are Emirati and South Asian. The majority of the population identifies as Muslim with a significant Christian minority.

The dialing code for the country is 971.


United Arab Emirates is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1971. Its constitution was last ratified in 1971.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, United Arab Emirates's GDP is $667,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $67,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 32nd largest economy and its citizens the 13th richest in the world. The currency of United Arab Emirates is the Dirham (AED).

Its major export partners are Iran, Oman, and Japan. Its main exports are crude oil, natural gas, reexports, and dried fish. Its major import partners are China, India, and the United States. Its major imports include machinery, chemicals, and food.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017