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Dubai Property Facts

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Data for Dubai collected from the CIA Factbook - Dubai

Research And Facts About Dubai

Base facts for potential investor in Dubai property:

(From CIA Factbook)

Country Name:

United Arab Emirates.
A federation of the former Trucial States within which Dubai is an independent country.


Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia


total: 83,600 sq km
land: 83,600 sq km
water: 0 sq


land: 83,600 sq km


water: 0 sq km

Land Boundaries:

total: 867 km

Border Countries:

border countries: Oman 410 km, Saudi Arabia 457 km


1,318 km


desert; cooler in eastern mountains


flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert wasteland; mountains in east


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


note: estimate is based on the results of the 2005 census that included a significantly higher estimate of net inmigration of non-citizens than previous estimates (July 2007 est.)

Age Structure:

0-14 Years:

20.6% (male 467,931/female 447,045)

15-64 Years:

78.5% (male 2,558,029/female 932,617)

65 Years and Over:

0.9% (male 24,914/female 13,475)

Average Age:


30.1 years


32 years


24.5 years (2007 est.)

Ethnic Groups:

Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)
note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)


Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4%



Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu



Federation with specified powers delegated to the UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates


Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates


2 December 1971 (from UK)


The UAE has an open economy with a high per capita income and a sizable annual trade surplus. Since the discovery of oil in the UAE more than 30 years ago, the UAE has undergone a profound transformation from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modern state with a high standard of living. The government has increased spending on job creation and infrastructure expansion and is opening up its utilities to greater private sector involvement


UAE dirham (AED)

GDP Growth Rate:

8.9% (2006 est.)

Labour Occupations:

agriculture: 7%
industry: 15%
services: 78% (2000 est.)

Unemployment Rate:

2.4% (2001)

Inflation Rate:

10% (2006 est.)

Agriculture Produce:

Dates, vegetables, watermelons; poultry, eggs, dairy products; fish



total: 1,088 km
paved: 1,088 km (includes 253 km of expressways) (1999)


37 (2006) through all UAE

Ports & Harbours:

Al Fujayrah, Khawr Fakkan, Mina' Jabal 'Ali, Mina' Rashid, Mina' Saqr, Mina' Zayid, Sharjan


Mains Telephones:

1.237 million (2005

Mobile Telephones:

4.535 million (2005)

Television Stations:

15 (2004)

Internet Users:

1.397 million (2005)

Country Internet Code:


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