Flag of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Flag of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Officially » الإمارات العربية المتحدة
    • United Arab Emirates (English)
  • Capital » Abu Dhabi

Facts

  • Population » 8.1 million
  • Language » Arabic
  • Religion » Islam
  • Life expectancy » 76 years (men), 78 years (women)
  • Currency » Dirham

Geography

  • Area » 77,700 sq km (30,000 sq miles)
Map of the United Arab Emirates (Source » France 2021)

Map of the United Arab Emirates (Source » France, June 2021)

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Tourism

  • Dubai is a regional trading and tourism hub

Visa

  • Canadian » Tourist visa not required for up to 30 days
    • If you’re entering the UAE as a tourist, you must obtain an entry stamp at the port of entry. This entry stamp is free and valid for 30 days. Ahead of the expiry of the initial 30-day period, you may request a validity extension for an additional 30 days. – Source (June 2021)

Overlanding

  • Drive on the right
  • There is a Ro-Ro ferry between Sharjah, UAE and Bandar Abbas, Iran

Notes

  • The UAE is a federation of seven states
  • Relations with Iran have been tense due to an ongoing territorial dispute over Gulf islands
  • All sex outside marriage is illegal, irrespective of any relationship you may have with your partner outside the UAE.
    • If you become pregnant outside marriage both you and your partner could face imprisonment and/or deportation.

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This page was last updated on 2021.06.09 by Robert Vinet