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UAE Fast Facts
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Area: 83,600 Sq. km (30,000 square miles)
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras as-Khaimah and Fujairah
People of the UAE:
Population (Est.2010 - The National Bureau of Statistics, UAE):
- 8.19 million.
- UAE citizens = 15-20%.
- Remaining citizens include significant numbers from other Arab countries including Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Oman as well as many from the Philippines, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan and Western Europe.
Languages: Arabic (official), English, Hindi, Urdu, Persian
Religion: Islam is the major religion, although there is freedom of religion and members of other faiths worship freely in all of the Emirates.
Oil revenues and diversified interests mean the people of the UAE generally enjoy a high standard of living. Tourism and trade also contribute to strengthen the economy.
GDP (PPP) (2010 est.): $246.8 billion
Annual growth rate: 4%, per capita GDP (2010 est.): $49,600
Inflation Rate (2010 est): 0.9%
Main Exports: Oil and gas
Monetary Unit: 1 Dirham = 100 fils
Workforce: (2006) 2.968 million (93% foreign in the 15-64 age group)