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About United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates abbreviated as UAE or Emirates is a country just on the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf. The country comprises of 7 constitutional monarchs also known as emirates with Abu Dhabi as the largest emirate and the capital and followed by Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras-Al-Khaimah, Umm-Al-Quwain and Fujairah

The country’s economy is run by its vast oil and natural gas reserves. It is fifth in oil reserves and seventh in natural gas in the world. UAE is one of the world’s richest countries and its economic growth has been the fastest and most developed. The country offers liberal policies and a strong enabling business environment. The country’s stable political and macroeconomic conditions, futuristic and good infrastructure, and technologically advanced makes it more viable for FDIs.

Tourism and Services industry also plays an important role in the country’s development.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityAbu Dhabi
Government TypeFederal Islamic Semi-Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesArabic, English
CurrencyUnited Arab Emirates dirham, AED
Phone Code +971
Important CitiesDubai, Sharjah, Al Ain, Ajman, Al Gharbia, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Dibba, Um Al Quwain
National DayIndependence Day (Dec-2nd)
GDP (nominal)USD 509.179 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking16
Primary IndustriesPetroleum, petrochemicals, fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilizer, ship repair, construction, materials, handicrafts, textiles
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsSaudi Arabia, Oman
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Greater Arab Free Trade Area(GAFTA), Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Aviation Vehicles, Books and Papers, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fashion and Apparel, Pharmaceutical Products, Rubber and Products, Fruits and Nuts
Major ImportsGems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Fashion and Apparel, Chemical Products, Aviation Vehicles, Fruits and Nuts
Total Exports ValueUSD 353.802 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 373.587 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 19.785 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral trade
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Aviation Vehicles, Plastics and Products, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Marine Vessels, Fruits and Nuts, Chemical Products, Wood and Pulp, Cosmetics and Accessories, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Instruments & Optical Solutions
Major Imports from IndiaGems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Cereals & Pulses, Fashion and Apparel, Plastics and Products, Books and Papers, Chemical Products, Fruits and Nuts, Spices, Silk & Textiles, Rubber and Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Vegetables and Related Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 53,231.55 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 31,608.79 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 22 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for United Arab EmiratesEmbassy of India
H.E. Sunjay Sudhir
Honourable Ambassador
Plot No. 10,Sector W-59/02, Diplomatic Area, Off the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street (Earlier known as Airport Road), near to Pepsicola, P. O. Box 4090, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Consulate General of India in Dubai

Consul General
Al Hamariya, Diplomatic Enclave, Bur Dubai, P.O.Box 737, Dubai , United Arab Emirates
00971 4 3971222/3971333

Embassy Details of United Arab Emirates in IndiaEmbassy of the United Arab Emirates
H.E. Dr. Abdulnasser Jamal Hussain
12, Chandragupta MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2611 1111 (O)

Consulate Genera of United Arab Emirates in Mumbai
Mr. Abdulla Husain Salman Mohamed Al Marzooqi
Consul General
No.7, Jolly Maker, Apartment No. 1 Cuffe Parade, Colaba Mumbai-400 005
+91-22-22183021 (O)

Consulate Genera of United Arab Emirates in Thiruvananthapuram
Mr. Obaid Khalifa Bakheet Abdulla Alkaabi
Consul General

Consulate Genera of United Arab Emirates in Hyderabad
Mr. Aaref Ali Ali Altaboor Alnuaimi
Consul General