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United Arab Emirates


Basic information

Latest news from the UAE

History, politics, geography, economy and more

UAE: a country study
Detailed information from the US Library of Congress

CIA World Factbook - UAE

Nationmaster: UAE 
A compilation of facts and figures from many sources

Medea - UAE 
(European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation)

BBC country profile - UAE

Maps of the UAE 

Local time

Local weather

Currency converter 
Emirates dirham (AED)

Communications in the UAE (Wikipedia)

National flag of the UAE

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Languages of the UAE
Ethnologue Database

Who's who in UAE

Historical and political texts relating to UAE


Text of constitution (Arabic only)

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

List of government ministers (CIA)

Heads of state and prime ministers
Historical list (ZPC database)

Federal National Council 
Official website

Human rights reports


Emirates timeline
Key facts, figures and dates (from the BBC)

History of the UAE (Wikipedia)

UAE: a country study
Includes a substantial historical section


Emirates newspapers  

Press freedom and censorship


US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to the UAE. Also guides to Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Archaeology Museum (Sharjah)

Natural History Museum & Desert Park (Sharjah)

Science Museum (Sharjah)

Islamic Museum (Sharjah)

Heritage Museum (Sharjah)

Electricity and phones (Steve Kropla)
Plugs, sockets, TV system, mobile roaming, etc.

The national airline

Burj al-Arab, Dubai
The world's tallest hotel, where suites cost up to $15,000 a night [BBC]

Scuba diving in the UAE

Etiquette in the Gulf States (Medea)


World Bank: UAE 
Comprehensive economic data

UAE and the IMF

Economic news and data (zawya.com)

Emirates equities market 
Latest share prices [zawya.com]

Oil, gas, and electricity
US Energy Information Administration

Water in the UAE
Aquastat country profile


Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research


In the UAE section


Related pages

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Books from Amazon

Insight Guides: Oman & the UAE
Paperback, 1998

Spectrum Guide to United Arab Emirates
Camerapix (Compiler). Paperback, 1997

The Civil Code of the United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates. Paperback, 1987

A Colonial Legacy: The Dispute over the Islands of Abu Musa, and the Greater and Lesser Tumbs
Farhang Mehr. Paperback, 1997

The Economic Development of the United Arab Emirates
Ragaei E. El Mallakh. Hardcover, 1981

Essays on Petroleum
Mana Saeed Al-Otaiba. Hardcover, 1982

Eternal Life
Bobby Right. Hardcover, 1998

Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia
Peter J. Whybrow and Andrew Hill (eds). Hardback, 1999

The Furniture Industry in Saudi Arabia, UEA, & Kuwait
Csil. Spiral-bound, 1998

Industrialization in the United Arab Emirates
Shihab M.A. Ghanem. Hardcover, 1992

The Law of Commercial Procedure of the United Arab Emirates
El Alami, Sudqu Dawoud (Editor). Hardcover, 1994

Petrophysical Analysis of Geophysical Logs
Donald G. Jorgensen, Mario Petricola. Hardcover, 1994

United Arab Emirates
Library Binding, 1987

United Arab Emirates (Major World Nations)
Julia Johnson. Library Binding, 2000

United Arab Emirates (Meri Report)
Middle East Research Institute. Paperback, 1985


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Last revised on 04 August, 2015