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United Arab Emirates Country Quickfacts

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Area:  83,600 km²
32,278 sq mi


Abu Dhabi
Country Code: 971
Country Population: 9,346,129
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
Flag: UAE Flag
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.



United Arab Emirates Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Learn about the history and culture of UAE, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about UAE's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering UAE for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our United Arab Emirates tours today!


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