UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (U.A.E.)
Establish in 1971 on December 2nd
UAE is federation of seven emirates
Abudhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah and Umm al Quwain.
Capital : Abudhabi
Religion: with Islam being the official religion of the UAE, equal respect and tolerance is extended to all other religions
Language: Arabic is the official language of the UAE. English is widely spoken and understood.
Local time: +4 GMT.
Weekend: Friday and Saturday.
Currency: Arab Emirates Dirham ( AED)
Exchange rate: holds constants aginst U.S dollar.us $ 1= AED 3.66.
Credit cards: all major credit cards widely accepted.
Telecommunications: du and Etisalat are two major operators, you get temporary sim during visit also from both operators.
Internet and wifi: airport and a major public place has free wifi,
some of the hotels have free wifi.
Public transport: metro, buses, taxies, water taxies, tram, and monorails are means of the transport. You can have one common NOL card for all transportation provided by RTA.
Estimated population : as per 2014 9.5 million.
Land area: 83,600 sq.km.
Emergency numbers: Police and ambulance : 999
Dubai hospital :+ 971 4 219 5000.
Dubai airport: +971 4 224 5555.
Destination Dubai toll free : 800 OUR DUBAI – 800 687 38224.