United Arab Emirates - Country Quickfacts
|Area:||83,600 km² |
32,278 sq mi
|Credit Cards:||Most retail outlets, hotels and car rental companies accept internationally recognized credit cards.|
|Currency:||UAE dirham (AED)|
|Departure Tax:||There is no departure tax levied at UAE airports.|
|Drives on the:||Right|
220 - 240 V (Russia, Great Britian and India configurations)
|Ethnic Groups:||16.6% Emirati (citizenry) |
23.0% other Arabs
42.3% South Asian
12.1% other Asian
6.0% other expatriates
|Location:||Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and lies mainly on an island just off the coast around 100 km south of Dubai. Although not as cosmopolitan or developed as a tourist destination, as its neighbour to the North, Abu Dhabi is still a fascinating place to visit.|
|Official Language(s):||Arabic, Persian, English|
|Religion:||Islam is the official religion of the UAE. Other religions are respected. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter most mosques, all during prayer time.|
|Time Zone:||GST (UTC+4)|
|Tipping:||Tips are generally added to service bills. If not, 10% is a common rate. |
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