United Arab Emirates Economy Aviation sector
UAELocation: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Geography: strategic location along southern approaches to Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil.

Total area:- 83,600 sq km, land area:- 83,600 sq km, water area:- 0 sq km.

Capital: Abu Dhabi.

Industries: Petroleum and petrochemicals; fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilizers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, some boat building, handicrafts, textiles.

Languages:  Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu.

National Holiday: Independence Day, 2 December (1971).

Currency (Code):  Emirati dirham (AED)

Population: 5,314,317 (July 2012 est.)

Labor force: 4.111 million million, Estimate is based on the results of the 2005 census that included a significantly higher estimate of net immigration of non-citizens than previous estimates (July 2011 est.) Expatriates account for about 85% of the work force (2011 est.)

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