Country Profile - UAE

Name: United Arab Emirates

Location: Middle East

Time: IST (-) 1 1/2 hrs

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Language: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu.

Area: 77,700 sq kms

Population: 5,148,664 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 02 Dec

Currency: UAE Dirham (AED).

Climate: The best time to visit is between October and May. The hottest time is from June to September with little rainfall.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 2 Dec National Day.

Airline Name: Emirates (EK), Gulf Air (GF)

International Airports: Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai (DXB), Ras al-Khaimah (RKT), Sharjah (SHJ)Fujairah