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|Date of Independence:|
|02 December 1971|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|116 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|94 of 242 in the World|
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country in Western Asia, located on the Arabian Peninsula. It is a federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. The UAE is bordered by Oman to the east, Saudi Arabia to the south and west and the Persian Gulf to the north. It has maritime borders with Qatar and Iran.
The terrain of the country is almost entirely sandy or gravel desert, with little cultivatable land. The coastline comprises a series of salt pans that extend well inland, although there are a few natural harbours. Numerous small islands are situated off the coast. The UAE also has a portion of land along the Gulf of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the Al Hajar al Gharbi mountains. The total land area is 83,600 sq km (32,278 sq miles).
The population of the UAE is 8.26 million (2010 figures), and is made up of 16.5% UAE Arabs, 58.4% South Asians, 16.7% other Asians and 8.4% Western/Europeans. In terms of religion, 76% are Moslem, 15% Christian, 5% Hindu and 5% others. The capital city is Abu Dhabi.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in United Arab Emirates.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
United Arab Emirates based civil aircraft have used the registration sequence A6-AAA to A6-ZZZ since 1973.
All-time United Arab Emirates – civil aircraft register (A6-aaa).
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Military Air Arms
Air Force (UAE Air Force)
Naval Aviation – Military aircraft are operated by the Air Force
Army Aviation – Military aircraft are operated by the Air Force
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – See Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al Quwain
Coast Guard Aviation (United Arab Emirates Coast Guard) – no aviation unit
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – local Police Air Wings provide helicopter EMS services
Police – See Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah
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None at present.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
None at present
Magazines Guide for UAE
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To be added.