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The United Arab Emirates

Physical Map of The United Arab Emirates

Physical Map of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) showing the international borders, relief, the Rub' Al Khali Desert, Lisa Oasis, Palm Islands, etc.
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) covers an area of around 83,600 square km (32,300 square miles) in the Arabian Peninsula. 

As observed on the physical map of the country above, most of the United Arab Emirates is a desert wasteland, with large, rolling sand dunes, as the outer reaches of the Rub' Al Khali Desert stretch into the country.

The coastal areas fronting the Persian Gulf are flat, while the Hajar Mountains dominate the landscape in the northeast. Jabal Yibir, the country's highest point, is located there, which rises to 5,666 ft. (1,727 m). A yellow triangle marks its position on the map.

The United Arab Emirates has no significant rivers or lakes of note.

Numerous small islands and inlets are situated offshore in the Persian Gulf.

Emirates Map of The United Arab Emirates

Political Map of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) showing the 7 Emirates.
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United Arab Emirates (UAE) is divided into 7 Emirates (imarat, sing. imarah). In alphabetical order, these Emirates are: AbuZaby (Abu Dhabi), ‘Ajman, Dubayy (Dubai), Al Fujayrah, Ra’sal Khaymah, Ash Shariqah (Sharjah), and Umm al Qaywayn. 

Located along the southern coasts of the Persian Gulf, at the south western part of the country, is the city of Abu Dhabi – the national capital of UAE. With an area of 67,340 sq. km, The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is the largest and the second most populous emirate of UAE. Abu Dhabi is also the country’s leading cultural, political and economic center. With a population of over a million inhabitants, Dubai is the largest and the most populous city of UAE. Dubai is a global city and a major international aviation hub. Dubai is also one of the biggest cosmopolitan cities of the world and an important business hub of the Middle East. 

Where is The United Arab Emirates?

Where is the United Arab Emirates?
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United Arab Emirates is a Middle East country that is located on the north east edge of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. It is situated in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres of the Earth. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia in the south and west; and by Oman in the east. The country also shares its maritime borders with Iran in the north and Qatar in the west. 

United Arab Emirates Bordering Countries: Saudi Arabia, Oman.

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Outline Map of The United Arab Emirates

Blank Outline Map of United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The blank outline map above is of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The map can be downloaded, printed, and used for coloring or map-pointing activities.

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 Outline Map of United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The above outline map is of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country comprised of 7 emirates and hosting the cosmopolitan city of Duba.

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Key Facts

Legal Name United Arab Emirates
Capital City Abu Dhabi
24 28 N, 54 22 E
Independence 2 December 1971 (from the UK)

Geography

Total Area 83,600 km2
Land Area 83,600 km2
Water Area 0 km2
Total Border 1,066 km
Coastline 1,318 km
Bordering Countries Oman 609 km, Saudi Arabia 457 km
Climate Desert; cooler in eastern mountains
Coordinates 24 00 N, 54 00 E
Mean Elevation 149 m
Lowest Elevation 0 m
Persian Gulf
Highest Elevation 1,527 m
Jabal Yibir

Demographics

Population 9,770,529
Ethnic Groups Emirati 11.6%, South Asian 59.4% (includes Indian 38.2%, Bangladeshi 9.5%, Pakistani 9.4%, other 2.3%), Egyptian 10.2%, Filipino 6.1%, other 12.8% (2015 est.)
Languages Arabic (official), English, Hindi, Malayam, Urdu, Pashto, Tagalog, Persian
Religions Muslim (official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (primarily Hindu and Buddhist, less than 5% of the population consists of Parsi, Baha'i, Druze, Sikh, Ahmadi, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, and Jewish) 15% (2005 est.)

Economy

Currency Emirati dirhams (AED)
GDP $421.14 Billion
GDP Per Capita $43,103.32
Exports Crude oil 45%, natural gas, reexports, dried fish, dates (2012 est.)

This page was last updated on September 16, 2020

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