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United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates commonly known by the acronym UAE, is a country located on the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula in the Persian Gulf, on the border with Oman to the east, with Saudi Arabia to the south, sharing maritime borders with Qatar, Iran and Pakistan .
Founded on December 2, 1971, the country is a federation of seven emirates (equivalent to principalities).
Each emirate is governed by an emir who together form the Supreme Federal Council, which is the highest legislative and executive organ in the country.
One of the emirs is selected as the president of the United Arab Emirates.
The constituent emirs are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain.
The capital is Abu Dhabi, being one of two centers of commercial and cultural activities along with Dubai.
Due to its prominent geographical location, the United Arab Emirates is considered as the link between East and West to be located in the heart of the Persian Gulf.
The UAE borders the Gulf Sea to the northwest to the northwest, through Saudi Arabia and Qatar to the west, through Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman to the west and through the Gulf of Oman and the Sultanate of Oman from the east.
Its seashore faces the south coast of the Arabian Gulf a 644 kilometer stretch of the Qatari peninsula to the west to Ras Musandam to the west.
Throughout the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Al Quawin and Ras Al Khaimah are scattered, while the seventh emirate's coast, Al Fujairah, stretches along the coast of the Gulf of Oman with a length of 90 kilometers.
The area is about 83,600 UAE 600 square kilometers, so it ranks third among the GCC countries in terms of area after Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman.
Official language
Arabic
Currency
Dirham
Tourism
The United Arab Emirates is one of the modern and developed Arab countries that has been able, within a short period of time, to have a clear position on the world tourism map. The country has all the tourist ingredients that allow it to be one of the most important tourist and differential destinations in the region and the Middle East.
In addition, the developed infrastructure and new rules and regulations have contributed to provide the necessary support for the construction of luxury tourist developments such as hotels, resorts and other leisure facilities in all emirates.
There have been a number of tourism factors that play a decisive role in establishing a prominent place for the United Arab Emirates in the global tourism sector, mainly security and stability, strategic geographical location, distinct climate, enjoyment in pilgrimage and free and secure shopping, as well as the modern and well-developed infrastructure that ensures high-level services for tourists and visitors, such as airports, ports, road network, mass media, transport and other great services.
In addition, clean golden sands stretching for about 700 kilometers, professional hotel services throughout the country, historic tourist antiquities and heritage centers and museums, and the proliferation of golf and polo clubs, and racing traditional Kalghos popular sports, fishing and racing horses, sailing and modern skiing on the water, sand and other important factors of tourist attraction.
Gastronomy
The gastronomy of the United Arab Emirates is made up of a mixture of style of diverse cultures that inhabit the country giving to the palate a satisfaction.
Every combination of the Middle East, Asian cuisine, and rooted Arab heritage is to be enjoyed.
The cuisine of the Emirates based on meat, dairy products, spices and sweets fulfills the desires of food at all.
Some traditional country dishes include Fireed, Jisheid and Mishwy, which should be enjoyed.
The flesh of the camel is also a spectacle, but usually on special occasions.
One of the country's most popular dishes is the Arab Mezze, usually hand-eaten, a combination of chicken shawarma and bread that covers it.
Another sophisticated dish of the country, which is a delicious Kebab Kashkash, made from meat and spices in tomato sauce.
International cuisines are also abundant in the country.
Spicy Iranian rice dishes and combinations of Arabian bread, fresh salad, and pickles by the Lebanese are also easily found in the country.
The Arab menus do not include pork because most of the country's inhabitants are Muslim and being forbidden to eat it.
Thus the beef, lamb, fish and rice are the most consumed in the country.
Beverages such as coffee and tea with other ingredients that add flavor, such as saffron and mint enhance the flavor of the drinks.
Weather
The climate in the United Arab Emirates is humid and warm of the subtropical type making tourists enjoy the blue of the sky throughout the day, harnessing the energy of the sun to use it in the fun activities in the country.
The hottest months are July and August. Temperatures vary but sometimes reach as low as 48 ° C in coastal areas.
Rain is occasional and occurs in February and March, which are the wettest months in the country. In the coastal area, the average rainfall is about 120 mm to 300 mm.
The country's low temperatures range from 10 ° C to 14 ° C. In summer from April to September, the days are beautiful and warm but the nights are cool.
The north and south winds occasionally bring sandstorms.
Documentation
Passport
The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry into UAE.

Tourist Visas
To enter the UAE, a 30-day tourist visa must be obtained at an UAE Embassy or Consular Service in the visitor's country of residence.
If necessary, you can request at any office and immigration in the Country an extension for another 30 days.
Health care
Health facilities in the United Arab Emirates are generally comparable to those in European countries, but visitors may be prevented from using them without travel insurance or without the means to pay for medical services.
One should get adequate travel health insurance and affordable resources to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

Vaccinations are not required except for travelers from countries that are at risk of certain diseases, such as the Amerela fever.
Safety
The vast majority of visits are trouble-free, but sensible precautions should be taken for personal protection as well as for personal belongings.
Only use licensed taxis or other recognized forms of public transportation.
Avoid exposure of gold objects and the green and white street taxis in Abu Dhabi.
Always use a reputable taxi company, especially at night.
Personal attacks, including sexual assault and rape, are rare, but they can happen. Female visitors should be careful not to walk or travel alone.
Do not accept drinks from strangers and always keep with you the drinks you take.

When you are on the beach you have to be careful with the sea currents that are very strong and dangerous.
Always respect warning signs, especially red flags, and just swim from approved beaches.
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Telecommunications
The telecommunications network is very good and you can use your personal mobile phone with the roaming function enabled.

Electricity
Voltage of 220-240 Volts and frequency of 50hz

In most parts of the country, electrical outlets are one of three types: European type C, EEC 7/16, British Type G BS-1363, or "Type D" Indian 5 amp BS-546.
Being an unknown as to which of the three types will be installed in a particular specific location, it is essential to have an adapter for all three types.

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