The U.A.E. is a country of the Middle East sharing borders with Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south and west. The U.A.E. also has coastal borders with the Persian Gulf to the north and the Gulf of Oman to the east.
The U.A.E. comprises of seven emirates; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. The largest, Abu Dhabi, is mainly desert and a selection of islands whilst the emirate of Dubai possesses a natural harbour providing an obvious base for trade in the country.
For the most part, the emirates are predominately desert areas. Fujairah is unusually amongst the emirates in that it consists primarily of plains and mountains.
The climate of the U.A.E. generally is very hot and dry with summer temperature reaching an average of 40°C.