Geographical Location: Latitudes: 22¼ - 26.5¼ North Longitudes: 51¼ - 56.5¼ East
Government - Emir His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Area 4,114 km² (1,588.4 sq mi)
Population 1,321,453 (2006)
Time zone Dubai Standard Time (UTC+4)
Climate Moderate climate is found between October and March when days are sunny and pleasant (Average Temperature - 26 C). Nights are Cool (average temperature is 15 C) Summer is between April and September, when temperatures peak at 50 C with high humidity levels. In the summer, southerly and northerly winds blow over the UAE with occasional sandstorms.
Language The official language of the UAE is Arabic. Other languages spoken are English, Hindi, Farsi. With a large number of expatriate population from the sub-continent, language as Urdu, Tagalog, Malayalam, Russian, South African are also spoken.
Currency The United Arab Emirates currency is called the Dirham. Arab Emirate Dirham (= Dhs or AED) 100 Fils = 1 Dirhams
Religion The official religion of the United Arab Emirates is Islam. But other faiths are accepted and freedom of worship is given.
Average Temperature 10 - 30 degrees Celsius in winter (50 - 86 Fahrenheit). 48 degrees Celsius (118.4 Fahrenheit) in summer
Country Dialling Code 971
Internet TLD .ae
Electricity 220 or 240 volts AC, 50Hz
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