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Capital: Abu Dhabi
Large Cities: Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah
Languages: Arabic
Religion: Islam
Currency: Dirham

Location: The United Arab Emirates consists of seven autonomous emirates in the Persian Gulf - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm-al Qaiwain, Ajman, Fujairah and Ras al-Khaimah. These were formerly referred to as the "Trucial States". Most of the land is barren and sandy. Rainfall is limited and erratic. One-tenth of the population are nomads.

History: Abu Dhabi, which is the capital of the Union, is the largest of the Emirates in area. Dubai is the main port of the Union and now has the largest harbour in West Asia. Dubai, the commercial hub of the Middle East, is now transforming itself into a manufacturing location and also a cultural, sports, leisure and shopping centre.

Natural Resources: The wealth from petroleum reserves has made this land one of the most prosperous countries in the world.

Agriculture: Only a tiny proportion of the land is suitable for agriculture. Crops include dates and alfalfa, along with other fruits varieties and cereals. Besides oil and gas industries, aluminium smelling, trade and financial services are also important.

Mission in India:
Embassy of the U.A.E.
EP-12, Chandragupta Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 2467 0830, 2467 0945
Tele Fax: 91 - 11 - 2687 3272
Email: embassyemirates@bol.net.in / embassyabudhabi@bol.net.in

Indian Mission in U.A.E:
Embassy of India
Villa No. 9, Street No. 5
Sector 2/33, Khalidiya,
P.O. Box No. 4090, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: 00 - 971 - 2 - 6664800
Fax: 00 - 971 - 2 - 6661518
Email: indiauae@emirates.net.ae

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