(WIPO code: AE) (last revised October 2021)

by ABU-GHAZALEH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, Abu-Dhabi (U.A.E.)

General Information

Area

83,600 sq. km.

Population

9,856,612 (estimated July 2021).

Capital

Abu-Dhabi.

Official Language

Arabic (English widely spoken).

Currency

Dirham.

Production

Oil estimated at 3 million barrels per day; all oil products, cement, fisheries and agricultural products.

Imports

Consumer goods, intermediary goods and capital goods.

Exports

Oil, dates, dry fish and scrap iron.

General Remarks

On December 2, 1971, the birth of the United Arab Emirates was announced. The United Arab Emirates is a Federation of seven former Trucial States in the Gulf, i.e. Abu-Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al-Quwain, located along the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The coasts extend 700 km along the Arabian Gulf, which is a typical coastal land with numerous inlets, sandbanks, and small offshore islands in shallow waters.

Abu-Dhabi is the capital of the Union whereas Dubai is the active commercial center of the region. Summer days are hot; humidity increases in June, July and August. Winter days are very pleasant and moderate and are characterized by clear sky.