Expatriation and Immigration in the U.A.E.

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Abu Dhabi


Total Population: 4,598,600
Annual Growth Rate: 2.5%
Density: 54 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 77.7%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Dubai (1,540,000); Abu Dhabi (960,000); Sharjah (1,120,000); Ajman (226,000).
Ethnic Origins: 87% Arabs;1.6% Persians;0.5% Baluchis, 0.5% Africans; 0.3% British 10.1% others
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: Persian, Urdu and Hindi in relation with expatriate communities.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Official religion: Islam.
Sunni Muslims: 78% ; Shia Muslims: 18% ; Christians: 3.5% ; Others : 0.5%
Literacy Rate: 88.7%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
UAE Dirham (AED)

Country Overview

Area: 83,600 km²
Type of State: Federation uniting 7 Emirates : Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain.
Type of Economy: High Income nation .
One of the richest areas in the world based on the petroleum sector.
HDI*: 0.815/1
HDI (World Rank): 32/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From the United Arab Emirates, Dial 00
To Make a Call to the United Arab Emirates, Dial +971
Internet Suffix: .ae
Computers: 33.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 33.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 65.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 92% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 100,057 132,500 177,000 150,000 170,000
Exports of Goods (million USD) 145,587 178,630 239,213 185,000 235,000
Imports of Services (million USD) 24,322 33,372 42,773 36,799 -
Exports of Services (million USD) 6,259 7,434 8,958 9,503 -

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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