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Travel to United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates's Information

Flag of United Arab Emirates
Land Area 83,600 km2
Total Area 83,600km2 (#113)
Population 5,927,482 (#111)
Population Density 70.90/km2
Government Type Federation Of Monarchies
GDP (PPP) $667.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $67,700
Currency Dirham (AED)
Largest Cities
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
The United Arab Emirates, a rapidly growing tourist destination, offers travelers beautiful beaches, deserts and oasis tours, camel and horse racing, outstanding duty-free shopping and well-developed tourist facilities.

Popular attractions in the U.A.E. include the stunning city of Abu Dhabi and its Diwan Amiri Fort; mosques, museums and ancient burial mounds at Um al Nar; the timeless stone tombs at Hili; Dubai, the Pearl of the Arabian Gulf and home to world famous markets, plus the Al Fahidi Fort, and the Dubai Museum.

Additional not-to-be-missed sites include Al Ain, an oasis and former caravan stop, and any of the country's beaches (especially Khor Kalba), one of the most famous shell beaches in the world.


  • Calling Code: 971
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: The best time to visit the UAE is from October to May. From November to March, the daytime temperatures are ideal, around 75° F (24° C). June to September is very hot, with temperatures in the 100°s F (high 40°s C) and 100% humidity. During Ramadan, most restaurants are closed during the day, although food will be served at your hotel, either in your room or in a secluded area of the hotel. Visitors are asked not to drink, eat or smoke in public places during this time. However, once the daily fast is broken, the streets come alive with activity, creating a carnival atmosphere.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • U.A.E. Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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