Country Profile

Emirate of Dubai

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
02 December 1971
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
n/a of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
n/a of 242 in the World

The Country


Dubai is one of the emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates. It is located in the north of the country, in between Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

The land around Dubai is characterised by fine white sandy desert, while much of the rest of the UAE is gravel desert. The emirate has a land area of 4,114 sq km (1,588 sq miles), second only to Abu Dhabi. The population was 2.1 million in 2013, making it the most populous of the emirates. Some 17% of the population are UAE nationals, 51% Indian, 16% Pakistani, 9% Bangladeshi, 3% Filipinos and 4% others. The city itself lies on the Persian Gulf coast.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Dubai History

Further National Information

wikipedia: Dubai
wikipedia: History of Dubai


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Dubai.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Dubai civil aircraft use the UAE registration sequence A6-AAA to A6-ZZZ.

All-time United Arab Emirates – civil aircraft register (A6-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (UAE Air Force)

Historical military air arms-
Air Force (Dubai Air Force) [1971-1999]
The DAF merged with the Abu Dhabi Air Force to form the UAE Air Force in 1999.

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Dubai Air Wing)
Coast Guard Aviation (UAE Coast Guard) – no aviation unit

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – the Police Air Wing provides helicopter EMS services
Police Aviation (Dubai Police Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Eastern Skyjets

wikipedia: Airlines of Dubai

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Dubai

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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