United Arab Emirates



The United Arab Emirates Listen/juːˌnaɪtɨd ˌærəb ˈɛmɪrɨts/, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north. The UAE is a federation of seven emirates, each governed by a hereditary emir, with a single national president.

NameUnited Arab Emirates
Top Level Domain
.ae
Alpha2 CodeAE
Alpha3 CodeARE
Calling Codes
971
CapitalAbu Dhabi
Alt Spellings
AE
UAE
RegionAsia
SubregionWestern Asia
Population9856000
Latlng
24
54
DemonymEmirati
Area83600
Gini
Timezones
UTC+04
Borders
OMN
SAU
Native Nameدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Numeric Code784
Currencies
CodeAED
NameUnited Arab Emirates dirham
Symbolد.إ
Languages
Iso639_1ar
Iso639_2ara
NameArabic
Native Nameالعربية
Translations
DeVereinigte Arabische Emirate
EsEmiratos Árabes Unidos
FrÉmirats arabes unis
Jaアラブ首長国連邦
ItEmirati Arabi Uniti
BrEmirados árabes Unidos
PtEmirados árabes Unidos
NlVerenigde Arabische Emiraten
HrUjedinjeni Arapski Emirati
Faامارات متحده عربی
Flaghttps://restcountries.eu/data/are.svg
Regional Blocs
AcronymAL
NameArab League
Other Acronyms
Other Names
جامعة الدول العربية
Jāmiʻat ad-Duwal al-ʻArabīyah
League of Arab States
CiocUAE

Cities

Abu Dhabi

Dubai

Destinations

1x1 Gallery

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

2nd December St

Street in Jumeirah

Abdullah Hamaid Al Rumaithi Mosque

Mosque in Downtown

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

Wildlife Reserve in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market Square

Architecture in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Museum in Marina Breakwater

Ajman Beach

Beach in Ajman

Ajman Museum

Museum in Ajman

Al Ain Camel Market

Market in Al Ain

Al Ain National Museum

Museum in Al Ain

Al Ain Oasis

Oasis in Al Ain

Al Ain Palace Museum

Museum in Al Ain

Al Ain Zoo

Zoo in Al Ain

Al Badiyah Mosque

Mosque in Fujairah & the Eastern Coast

Al Barsha Pond Park

Park in Jumeirah

Al Bateen Beach

Beach in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif

Al Eslah School Museum

Historic Building in Sharjah

Al Fahidi Historic District

Area in Bur Dubai

Al Hayl Fort

Historic Site in Fujairah City

Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre

Zoo in Kalba

Al Itihad Square

Square in Downtown

Al Ittihad Park

Park in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Al Jahili Fort

Historic Site in Al Ain

Al Khalidiyah Garden

Park in Marina Breakwater

Al Khalidiyah Public Park

Park in Downtown

Al Khazzan Park

Park in Jumeirah

Al Majaz Waterfront

Park in Sharjah

Al Mamzar Beach Park

Beach in Deira

Al Maqta Fort & Watchtower

Fort in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Al Markaziyah Gardens

Park in Downtown

Al Maryah Island Promenade

Waterfront in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

Al Mina Fish Market

Market in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Al Murabbaa Tower

Landmark in Ajman

Al Noor Island

Island in Sharjah

Al Noor Mosque

Mosque in Sharjah

Al Qasba

Area in Sharjah

Al Qudra Lake

Lake in Dubai

Al Seef

Area in Bur Dubai

Aldar Headquarters

Notable Building in Yas Island

Alserkal Avenue

Arts Centre in Downtown Dubai

Alserkal Cultural Foundation

Gallery in Bur Dubai

Arabian Saluki Centre

Animal Sanctuary in Abu Dhabi

Archaeological Findings

Museum in Sharjah

Ayyam Gallery

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Bait Al Naboodah

Historic Site in Sharjah

Bollywood Parks Dubai

Amusement Park in Dubai

Bur Dubai Souq

Market in Bur Dubai

Burj Al Arab

Landmark in Jumeirah

Burj Khalifa

Landmark in Downtown Dubai

Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

Notable Building in Downtown

Capital Gardens

Park in Downtown

Capital Gate

Landmark in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif

Carbon 12

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Cartoon Art Gallery

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Cayan Tower

Architecture in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Chi-Ka

Arts Center in Downtown Dubai

Children’s City

Amusement Park in Bur Dubai

Club Mina

Beach in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Coffee Museum

Museum in Bur Dubai

Coin Museum

Museum in Bur Dubai

Corniche

Beach in Khor Fakkan

Corniche

Waterfront in Downtown

Corniche – Al Khalidiyah

Waterfront in Marina Breakwater

Corniche Beach

Beach in Downtown

Courtyard

Arts Centre in Downtown Dubai

Covered Souq

Market in Deira

Creek Park

Park in Bur Dubai

Crossroads Of Civilizations Museum

Museum in Bur Dubai

Cuadro

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Custot Gallery

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Dhafeer Fort

Fort in Liwa Oasis

Dhayah Fort

Fortress in Ras Al Khaimah

Dhow Building Yard

Area in Ajman

Dhow Harbour

Harbour in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Dhow Wharfage

Harbour in Deira

Diwan Mosque

Mosque in Bur Dubai

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Aquarium in Downtown Dubai

Dubai Butterfly Garden

Gardens in Dubai

Dubai Creek House

Museum in Bur Dubai

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Nature Reserve in Dubai

Dubai Design District

Area in Downtown Dubai

Dubai Dino

Public Art in Downtown Dubai

Dubai Fountain

Fountain in Downtown Dubai

Dubai Frame

Viewpoint in Bur Dubai

Dubai International Financial Centre

Architecture in Downtown Dubai

Dubai Miracle Garden

Gardens in Dubai

Dubai Museum

Museum in Bur Dubai

Dubai Police Museum

Museum in Jumeirah

Dubai Street Museum

Public Art in Jumeirah

Dubai Walls

Public Art in Jumeirah

Eastern Mangroves Promenade

Waterfront in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif

EL Seed Calligraffiti

Public Art in Sharjah

Elephant Clock

Statue in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Emirates National Auto Museum

Museum in Al Dhafra

Emirates Palace

Notable Building in Marina Breakwater

Emirates Towers

Landmark in Downtown Dubai

Empty Quarter

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Etihad Modern Art Gallery

Gallery in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif

Etihad Museum

Museum in Jumeirah

Etisalat Head Office

Notable Building in Downtown

Eye Of The Emirates

Viewpoint in Sharjah

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Beach

Beach in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Fairmont The Palm Beach Club

Beach in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Amusement Park in Yas Island

Founder's Memorial

Memorial in Marina Breakwater

Founding Fathers Mural

Public Art in Hatta

Fujairah Fort

Historic Site in Fujairah City

Fujairah Museum

Museum in Fujairah City

Fun Works

Amusement Park in Yas Island

Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Gate Village

Area in Downtown Dubai

Gold Souq

Market in Deira

Grand Mosque

Mosque in Bur Dubai

Green Art Gallery

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Green Planet

Zoo in Jumeirah

Green Wall

Landmark in Bur Dubai

Grey Noise

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Hatta Dam

Dam in Hatta

Hatta Heritage Village

Museum in Hatta

Heritage House

Museum in Deira

Heritage Park

Park in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

Hili Archaeological Park

Archaeological Site in Al Ain

Hindi Lane

Street in Bur Dubai

Hub Zero

Amusement Park in Jumeirah

Hudayriat Beach

Beach in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif

IMG Worlds Of Adventure

Amusement Park in Dubai

Jazira Al Hamra Fishing Village

Ghost Town in Ras Al Khaimah

JBR Beach

Beach in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Jebel Hafeet

Mountain in Al Ain

Jebel Jais

Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah

Jebel Jais Viewing Deck Park

Viewpoint in Ras Al Khaimah

Jumeirah Mosque

Mosque in Jumeirah

Jumeirah Public Beach

Beach in Jumeirah

Khalifa Mosque

Mosque in Downtown

Khalifa Park

Park in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Khor Al Maqta

Waterfront in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

KidZania

Amusement Park in Downtown Dubai

Kite Beach

Beach in Jumeirah

La Mer

Beach in Jumeirah

Lake Park & Formal Park

Park in Downtown

Lawrie Shabibi

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Legoland Dubai

Amusement Park in Dubai

Leila Heller Gallery

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Lost Chambers Aquarium

Aquarium in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Museum in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Madinat Jumeirah

Area in Jumeirah

Majlis Gallery

Gallery in Bur Dubai

Majlis Ghorfat Um Al Sheef

Historic Building in Jumeirah

Manarat Al Saadiyat

Arts Centre in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Mangrove National Park

National Park in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif

Maraya Art Centre

Gallery in Sharjah

Marina Eye

Viewpoint in Marina Breakwater

Marina Walk

Marina in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Masdar City

Area in Yas Island

Meem Gallery

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Miraj – The Museum

Gallery in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Mleiha Archaeological Site

Archaeological Site in Sharjah

Mohammed Bin Salim Mosque

Mosque in Ras Al Khaimah

Moreeb Dune

Dunes in Liwa Oasis

Motiongate

Amusement Park in Dubai

Museum Of Illusions

Museum in Bur Dubai

Museum Of The Poet Al Oqaili

Museum in Deira

Mushrif National Park

National Park in Dubai

Musical Fountain

Fountain in Yas Island

Naif Market

Market in Deira

National Bank Of Dubai

Architecture in Deira

National Museum Of Ras Al Khaimah

Museum in Ras Al Khaimah

Night Beach

Beach in Jumeirah

Nikki Beach Dubai

Beach in Jumeirah

Nurai Island

Island in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

NYUAD Art Gallery

Gallery in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Observation Deck At 300

Viewpoint in Marina Breakwater

Opera Gallery

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Perfume House

Museum in Bur Dubai

Perfume Souq

Market in Deira

Pier 7

Notable Building in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Pro Art Gallery

Gallery in Jumeirah

Qasr Al Hosn

Fort in Downtown

Qasr Al Muwaiji

Historic Building in Al Ain

Rain Room

Gallery in Sharjah

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Animal Sanctuary in Downtown Dubai

Riva Beach Club

Beach in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Saadiyat Beach Club

Beach in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Public Beach

Beach in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Safa Park

Park in Jumeirah

Salsali Private Museum

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Saruq Al Hadid Archaeology Museum

Museum in Bur Dubai

Shakarchi Mural

Public Art in Sharjah

Shangri La Hotel Beach

Beach in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Sharjah Aquarium

Aquarium in Sharjah

Sharjah Art Foundation New Art Spaces

Gallery in Sharjah

Sharjah Art Museum

Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Desert Park

Zoo in Sharjah

Sharjah Fort

Historic Building in Sharjah

Sharjah Heritage Museum

Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Maritime Museum

Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Museum Of Islamic Civilization

Museum in Sharjah

Sheikh Mohammed Centre For Cultural Understanding

Cultural Centre in Bur Dubai

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

Museum in Bur Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Bridge

Bridge in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Sheikh Zayed Bridge Waterfall

Waterfall in Downtown Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Mosque in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre Library

Library in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Mosque in Fujairah City

Shindagha Historic District

Area in Bur Dubai

Sky Tower

Viewpoint in Marina Breakwater

Spice Souq

Market in Deira

Street Sculptures

Monument in Downtown

Tabari Artspace

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

The Beach At JBR

Area in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

The Walk At JBR

Area in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

The World

Island in Jumeirah

Third Line

Gallery in Downtown Dubai

UAE Flagpole

Viewpoint in Marina Breakwater

UAE Pavilion

Notable Building in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Umm Al Emarat Park

Park in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif

Umm Al Quwain Museum

Museum in Umm Al Quwain

Wafi City

Area in Bur Dubai

Wahat Al Karama

Memorial in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Warehouse 421

Arts Centre in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

Amusement Park in Yas Island

Women's Museum

Museum in Deira

World Trade Centre

Landmark in Downtown Dubai

XVA Gallery

Gallery in Bur Dubai

Yas Beach

Beach in Yas Island

Yas Marina Circuit

Sports Ground in Yas Island

Zabeel Park

Park in Bur Dubai

Zayed Heritage Centre

Museum in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif


Citizens of Arab Gulf Co-operation Council member states (Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar) do not need a visa.

GCC Residents  who meet certain conditions may obtain a non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival at the approved ports of entry.

Passport holders from all EU countries, Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Singapore,  San Marino, South Korea, United States and the Vatican will be granted a free of charge visit visa on arrival in the UAE. 

The visa enables them to stay for 60 days. The visa may be renewed once for a period of 30 days for a fee of Dhs 500 (about US$140).

German Citizens (tourists and business people) may apply to the UAE embassy in Germany for a multiple-entry visa. No sponsor is required. The maximum duration of stay of visa holders should not exceed three months a year. The visa fee is Dhs 1,500.

US Citizens (tourists and business people) may apply to the UAE embassies for one to ten year multiple-entry visa. A sponsor is required and the visa will be granted free of charge. The maximum duration of stay should not exceed six months a visit.

India passport holders who have valid US visa or greencard may obtain a visa on arrival that is valid for a period of up to 14 days.

Israeli passport holders are banned from entry and transit. Evidence of entry to Israel is generally ignored and not usually a problem.

The full story on visas for UAE

UAE embassies

Some relevant visa information


Note: Please confirm details with embassy because policies do change with time









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