In December 2nd 1971, United Arab Emirates was declared as a united, independent and sovereign state encompassing of seven emirates, i.e. Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Um Al Quwain and Al Fujairah.
United Arab Emirates is located in the south east region of the Arabian Peninsula, as it extends from the Oman Gulf eastward to Qatar westward, bordered by the Arabian Gulf from the north and the North West, Qatar and Saudi Arabia from the west and Oman Gulf as well as Sultanate of Oman from the east. United Arab Emirates shores towering over the southern coast of the Arabian Gulf extends to cover an area of 644 Kilometers from the base of Qatar Peninsula westward to Ras Masandam eastward, having the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Um Al Quwain diffused over the coast, whereas the coast of the seventh emirate Al Fujairah stretches for 90 Kilometers over the coast of Oman Gulf. Therefore the state occupies the located area between the latitudes 22 and 26.5 degrees northward, and the longitudes 51 and 56.5 degrees eastward Grenache.
United Arab Emirates area excluding the affiliated isles is amounted to 83.600 Square Kilometers. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi represents the greatest share since it covers an area of 67.340 Square Kilometers equivalent to 87% of the total area of the State.
Due to the location of United Arab Emirates in the dry tropical region, the climate is generally characterized by the increase of humidity and temperature during the summer since the temperature average during the summer ranges between 35 to 40 cent degrees as the humidity degree occasionally reaches 100%. On the other hand, the weather during the winter is mild where the temperature reaches 18 cent degrees.
The federal authorities of the State consists of the Supreme Council of the Federation, the Chairman of the Federation and his Deputy, the Cabinet, the Federal National Council and the Federal Judiciary Body. The Union represents a part of the great homeland bonded by the ties of religion, language, history and mutual destiny, as its people constitute an integral part of the nation, embracing Islam as a religion and the Islamic teachings represents the main source for legislation, having the Arabic language as its official language.
Glance about United Arab Emirates
The President of the Country : H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may Allah Bless him)
The Population : 4.320 Million (Estimations of 2005).
The Capital : Abu Dhabi
The Seven Emirates : Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Um Al Quwain and Al Fujairah.
Area : 83.600 square kilometers
The Religion : Islam
The Language : Arabic Language is considered the official language in the country whereas the English Language is widely used as far as the commercial and economic domains are concerned.
The Local Timing : The timing of United Arab Emirates precedes the Grenache timing by four hours. (Grenache + 4).