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UAE Flag The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain) in the Southeast of the Arabian Peninsula on the shores on the Persian Gulf. It borders Oman Saudi Arabia, and also contains an Omani enclave, completely surrounded by Emirati territory, Wadi Madha.

As of 2010 census, the population of the United Arab Emirates was 6,888,888. The capital of the UAE, is its second largest city, Abu Dhabi, which in 2009 had a population of 896,751. The largest city in the UAE is Dubai, which as of 2008, had a population of 2,262,000.

Map of the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Country Details


Country Name The UAE

Also Known As

The United Arab Emirates
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Flag United Arab Emirates Flag
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Abu Dhabi
Major Towns/Cities
  • Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi (Capital)
  • Ajman
  • Al Ain
  • Al Ruwais
  • Diba Al Bay'a
  • Diba Al Hesn
  • Dibba
  • Fujairah
  • Kalba
  • Kawr Fakkan
  • Mina' Jabal 'Ali
  • Mina' Saqr
  • Mina' Zayid
  • Qutuf
  • Ras al-Khaimah
  • Sharjah
  • Sila
  • Umm al-Qaiwain


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    Books about the United Arab Emirates


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    Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Anthony Ham

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (480 pages)

    Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore ancient souqs in labyrinthine alleyways; dine in the world's tallest building; and feel the allure of Arabia's desert dunes; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - culture, history, religion, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, cuisine
    • Over 70 maps
    • Covers Bahrain, Manama, Kuwait, Kuwait City, Oman, Muscat, Dhofar, Qatar, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Gharbia and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula, our most comprehensive guide to Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for a guide focused on Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Check out Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi for a comprehensive look at all Dubai and Abu Dhabi have to offer, or Pocket Dubai, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Middle East for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Stuart Butler & Andrea Schulte-Peevers

    Brand: Lonely Planet
    Paperback (528 pages)

    Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feel the allure of Arabia's desert dunes, dine on top of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, or wander through the labyrinthine souqs; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including culture, history, religion, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, and cuisine
    • Over 70 local maps
    • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Walking Tours, and Arabia's Top 15
    • Coverage of Bahrain, Manama, Kuwait, Kuwait City, Oman, Muscat, Dhofar, Qatar, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Gharbia, Yemen, Sana'a, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula, our most comprehensive guide to Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

    • Looking for a guide focused on Dubai? Check out Lonely Planet's Dubai & Abu Dhabi guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Dubai, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Middle East guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Jenny Walker, Stuart Butler, Anthony Ham, and Andrea Schulte-Peevers.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
    Insight Guides: Oman & the UAE
    By Insight Guides

    Insight Guides
    Paperback (288 pages)

    Insight Guides: Oman & the UAE
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    Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure



    Insight Guide Oman and the UAE is an essential guide to two jewels of the Middle East, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Oman and the UAE section highlights the countries' unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, and our selective listings bring you the best restaurants and activities on offer. Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into contemporary life in Oman and the UAE, from religion to sports to expatriate communities. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps cross-referenced to the lively narrative written by our local author, guides you around the two countries, from the skyscrapers of Dubai to the remote wilderness of Oman's Empty Quarter.



    Inside Insight Guide Oman and the UAE:




    • A fully-overhauled edition


    • Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings these enchanting countries and their people to life.


    • Highlights of the countries' top attractions, including awe-inspiring architecture, bustling souqs, remote wadis, and monumental forts in our Best of Oman and the UAE.


    • Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole of both countries from ultra-modern cities to time-warped mudbrick mountain villages.


    • Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants.


    • Free app for every customer.






    About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



    'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
    Lonely Planet Oman UAE & the Arabian Peninsula (Multi Country Travel Guide)
    By Jenny Walker & Andrea Schulte-Peevers

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (596 pages)

    Lonely Planet Oman UAE & the Arabian Peninsula (Multi Country Travel Guide)
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    Nobody knows the Arabian Peninsula like Lonely Planet. Whether it’s exploring the alleyways of Old Muscat, bargaining in Abu Dhabi’s atmospheric souqs, diving in the Red Sea or finding the best spot for a desert safari, we bring you the most extensive coverage of the region.

    Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

    In This Guide:

    In-depth advice on safe travel in the region
    Expat chapter packed with insider tips from our resident author
    Only guidebook to cover every country in the Arabian Peninsula

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