Middle East

United Arab Emirates profile

Burj Khalifa became the world's tallest structure in 2010
  • Full name: United Arab Emirates
  • Population: 8.1 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Largest city: Dubai
  • Area: 77,700 sq km (30,000 sq miles)
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Dirham = 100 fils
  • Main exports: Oil, gas
  • GNI per capita: US $40,760 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .ae
  • International dialling code: +971