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Official Name

United Arab Emirates, consist of 7 Emirates “ Abu Dhabi – Dubai – Sharjah – Ajman - Umm Al Quain - Ras Al Khaymah – Al Fujairah; Abu Dhabi is the Capital.

Location
UAE is situated in southwest Asia on the east side of the Arabian Gulf, bounded by Qatar & Arabian Gulf to the north, the Arabian Gulf and Iran and to the west, Saudi Arabia to the east, Oman and Saudi Arabia to the north.

Climate
UAE climate is hot in summer fair in winter.

Area & Population
Area: 83,600 sq km
Population: around 4 Million inhabitants (2005)


Languages
Arabic is the official language and English is widely spoken there.

Time Zone
+ 4 GMT

Currency & Banking
• The monetary unit is the Emirates Dirham (Dh or AED ).
• Coins are in denominations of: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 Dh
• Notes are in denominations of: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 Dh
• Foreign currencies & traveler checks can be easily exchanged at banks.
• Major Credit Cards are acceptable by hotels, many retailers like " Orientals, jewelry, fashion shops", restaurants, rent a car, travel agencies.

Transportation
• Many Airports & Ports.
• border centers.
• Taxis available in all parts of the country.
• Modern Buses are available all over the country with regular journey covering all the main cities.
• Rent a Car companies offer many new types of cars & vans.
• Dubai Metro.

Electricity:
220 volts AC, 50Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs.

Communications:
• Telephone services are available at the telephone centers and hotels.
• The pay phone stations are available everywhere in the major cities.
• Mobile telephone: GSM network in use, you can use your own mobile line if your company has an agreement with one of the companies operating there.
• Internet Services are available at " Internet Cafes " and some hotels.

Water
The mineral water is widely available in bottles in different sizes and brands.

Measurement System
Metric system is in use.

Business Time
• Governmental section: from 9:00 to 14:00
• Private Section: from 9:00 to 21:00
• Currency Changing Banks: from 8:30 to 15:00
• Official Weekend is on Friday & Saturday

Accommodation
There are many hotels covering all the country, these hotels are of varied categories from fairly low grade to luxurious 5 star and international. In addition to the furnished apartments wish we advise for long stay.

Shopping
There are many markets or Souqs as named in Arabic, as each city has its own Souqs, in addition to the distinguished shopping malls and the modern shops in the major cities,

Food
• There are many restaurants in each city, serving a variety of Oriental and European dishes . The fast food & take away restaurants are widely.
• Table service is the norm and a meal is paid for afterwards. and meals are served late " lunch from 13:00 to 16:00 and dinner from 20:00 to 22:00 "