Country Name - United Arab Emirates

Head of statePresident Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Capital CityAbu Dhabi
Official LanguageArabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
GDP (PPP) 2013 Estimate ($ billions)570.57
Population 20129,205,651
Ease of Doing Business Rank 201423
Scientific ranking 201460
HDI ranking 201340
Visitor Health InformationClick here
Ambassador to the UKH.E. Mr Abdulrahman Ghanem Almutaiwee
Embassy DetailsEmbassy of the United Arab Emirates
Embassy Address30 Prince's Gate, London, SW7 1PT
Telephone020 7581 1281
Data Sources: GDP - IMF World Economic Outlook Database (Oct 2013), Population data - World Bank, Ease of Doing Business Rankings - World Bank, Scientific Rankings - SCImago Journal Rank, HDI Rankings - United Nations

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.