Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia
Geographic coordinates: 24° 0' N, 50° 0' E
Coastline km: 1,318 km km
Climate: desert; cooler in eastern mountains
Terrain: flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert wasteland; mountains in east
Elevation: lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
highest point: Jabal Yibir 1,527 m
Natural hazards: frequent sand and dust storms
Currency: Emirati dirham (AED)
Population: 2,602,713 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Divisions: 7 emirates (imarat, singular - imarah); Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi), 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah (Sharjah), Dubayy (Dubai), Ra's al Khaymah, Umm al Qaywayn (Quwayn)
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