Country: United Arab Emirates

Population: 4,444,011

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Time Zone: UTC+4

Currency Name: Emirati dirham (AED)

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

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

Ethnic Breakdown: Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8%

Religion: Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4%

Major Cities: Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Phone Country Code: 971

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: November - April

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: g

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The Palm are a pair of man made islands off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.