Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Geography: strategic location along southern approaches to Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil.
Total area:- 83,600 sq km, land area:- 83,600 sq km, water area:- 0 sq km.
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Industries: Petroleum and petrochemicals; fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilizers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, some boat building, handicrafts, textiles.
Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu.
National Holiday: Independence Day, 2 December (1971).
Currency (Code): Emirati dirham (AED)
Population: 5,314,317 (July 2012 est.)
Labor force: 4.111 million million, Estimate is based on the results of the 2005 census that included a significantly higher estimate of net immigration of non-citizens than previous estimates (July 2011 est.) Expatriates account for about 85% of the work force (2011 est.)