• Capital: Abu Dhabi


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


  • Area: 77,700 sq km (30,000 sq miles)


  • The UAE is a federation of seven states
  • Relations with Iran have been tense due to an ongoing territorial dispute over Gulf islands


  • Dubai is a regional trading and tourism hub
  • All homosexual sex is illegal and same-sex marriages are not recognized in the UAE.
  • 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.


  • Drive on the right
  • Ferry to Iran


This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet