OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Arabic
Although Arabic is the official language of the UAE, English is the most spoken language in Dubai. You will also find a lot of expatriates who speak Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Tagalog, Persian, Chinese, Malayalam, in addition to many other languages.
CAPITAL: Abu Dhabi
It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature.
CALLING CODE : +971
The name of the currency used in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates is the dirham (AED or Arab Emirate Dirham – also commonly abbreviated to Dhs or DH). Notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 dirhams.
SIZE : 4,114 km²
RELIGION:Islam is the official religion of Dubai and the United Arabe Emirates. It is one of most libéral places in the Middle East and followers of other religion (except Judaism) are tolerated. Visitors should respect islam and arabic culture and laws.
ELECTRIC POWER : 230 V running at 50 Hz
LIMATE : Dubai has a tropic desert climate, because of its location within the Northern desert belt. Summers are extremely hot and humid, with an average high around 41 °C (106 °F) and overnight lows around 30 °C (86 °F). The highest recorded temperature in Dubai is 52.1 °C (126 °F) in 2002. Most days are sunny throughout the year. Winters are warm and short with an average high of 23 °C (73 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F). Precipitation, however, has been increasing in the last few decades with accumulated rain reaching 150 mm (5.91 in) per year. The weather in Dubai can bring short and irregular rainfall as is typical for the Middle East. Most of the rainfall occurs in the December to March period. The weather between December and March remains warm and is considered to be the most comfortable climatic conditions of the year.
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