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The United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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UAE overview

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an Arab Islamic country in the GCC region of the Middle East made up of 7 emirates - Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), Umm Al Quwain (UAQ). Information, guide, and background to the UAE.

Arabic names for UAE locations in English
United Arab Emirates facts and figures
United Arab Emirates country reports, ratings, rankings
Global Corruption Index - Transparency Ratings - 03 Dec 2013
HSBC Expat Explorer survey 2013 - 30 Oct 2013
Doing Business 2014 report by The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) - 29 Oct 2013
WEF Global Competitiveness Report (World Economic Forum) 2012-2013 - Sep 2013
Global Peace Index (GPI) 2013 (11 June 2013)
Paying Taxes 2013 by the World Bank, the International Financial Corporation (IFC), and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) - 26 November 2012
Doing Business Report 2013, (DBR) published by The World Bank and International Finance Corporation - 04 November 2012
2012 Legatum Institute Prosperity Index
TNS MENA UAE Quality of Life survey - 14 August 2012 press release
Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 - 03 July 2012
World Happiness Report - 03 April 2012
2011 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) - UAE Government Policy efficiency - 28 March 2012
NatWest International Personal Banking Quality of Life Index - reported 29 February 2012
Forbes richest countries in the world - 26 February 2012
HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2011 - reported 06 January 2012
Transparency International annual Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 - 01 December 2011
United Nations Human Development Report - 02 November 2011
UAE company tax rates - PWC report 14 April 2011
UAE import export trade - WTO report 08 April 2011
Global Professionals on the Move report by Hydrogen - 15 March 2011
Human Rights Watch 2011 report UAE
Doing Business 2011 report published by World Bank and International Finance Corporation
EIU Democracy Index 2010 ratings (14 December 2010)
Legatum Institute Prosperity Index - 27 October 2010
UAE Transparency International Corruption Perception Index - 26 October 2010
World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011

GCI Section or Pillar rankings for 2010-2011 as follows:

  Pillar Rank (139) Score (1-7)
1 Institutions 20 5.3
2 Infrastructure 3 6.3
3 Macroeconomic environment 12 5.6
4 Health and primary education 38 6.1
5 Higher education and training 36 4.8
6 Goods market efficiency 6 5.2
7 Labor market efficiency 26 4.8
8 Financial market development 33 4.7
9 Technological readiness 14 5.2
10 Market size 51 4.3
11 Business sophistication 22 4.8
12 Innovation 30 3
HSBC survery 2010
Employment in UAE 2010 Bayt survey
Activities, entertainment and events in UAE
Art and culture in UAE
Business in UAE
Crime in UAE
Crime rumours and facts in the UAE
Currency and money in UAE
Economy in UAE
  1. WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011.
  2. WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012.
IMF report and figures for UAE
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Nominal GDP (AED bn) 1,280 1,385 1,420 1,462 1,519 1,582 1,654 1,742
CPI inflation 0.9% 0.7% 2.0% 2.4% 2.5% 2.7% 2.9% 3.0%
UAE Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
UAE export earnings, import spending, and trade balance
UAE current account surplus
UAE Consolidated Financial Account
UAE Public Spending
UAE inflation figures
  1. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Outlook report 01 September 2010
  2. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Outlook report 27 May 2010. Official data not used by EIU for inflation estimates and forecasts as they reflect prices paid by the minority Emirati population, which benefits from a wide range of subsidies.
Trade figures between UAE and other countries
Education and educational institutes in UAE
Geography of UAE

Any geographical names used here are not intended reflect any sort of political opinion. Where there is any sort of dispute involved, the name is used which reflects what we think is common English usage by UAE nationals.

The UAE is mostly desert with a few mountain ranges in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah (highest peak less than 2000 meters), and beaches accessible from all emirates. Abu Dhabi is by far the largest emirate in terms of land area.

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History of UAE
Important and famous people in UAE
Infrastructure in UAE
Electricity and power generation and consumption
Landmarks in UAE
Living in UAE
Politics and government in UAE
Population and demographics in UAE
Religion in UAE
Shopping in UAE
Tourism in UAE
Transport in UAE
Travel - Getting to and from UAE
Weather and climate in UAE
List of international conventions, treaties, agreements the UAE is a signatory to (incomplete)
List of international organisations that the UAE is a member of
International agreements the UAE has not signed
Regional and multi-lateral fund-raising organisations that the UAE is a member of
List of UAE Government institutions
Last update Friday 09-May-2014. Page development 4L 5C.
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Abu Dhabi AUH ABD ADB, Ajman AJM, Al Ain AAN, Dubai DXB, Fujairah FUJ, Ras Al Khaimah RAK, Sharjah SHJ, Umm Al Quwain UAQ

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