Due to rapid development over recent decades, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have become a much-sought-after location, not only among tourists. Every lover of luxury, fantastic structures, sunny beaches, hot weather, warm sea and the undersea world will be enchanted. Local citizens form only less than 30 % of the population, with the rest being foreigners from all over the world, mostly having arrived in search of interesting job offers. The unemployment rate in UAE is among the lowest in the world, approx. 2.5 %.
A great part of the healthcare is provided for by private health facilities; e.g. typical of Dubai are private hospitals with approximately up to 150 beds.Find out more »
|Surface area||83 600 km2|
|Capital city||Abu Dhabi|
|Head of State||President Khalifa bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan|
|Overall GDP||USD 402.3 billion|
|Number of citizens||9 346 million|
|of which % of foreigners||71 %|
|Number of hospital beds||1.9 beds/1 000 citizens|
|Average life expectancy||77 years|
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 828 metres in height, is located in Dubai, the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates. A section of the lifts was built by a Czech company from Pardubice.
Despite the fact that the temperatures in Dubai may reach 50 °C during the summer months and the bus stops are air conditioned, there is also a ski resort here — the Ski Dubai, spread over 3 000 m2 with temperatures as low as -5 °C.
The world’s longest unmanned train system is also situated in Dubai. In two of its stations, there are luxurious glass chandeliers custom-made by the Czech company of Lasvit.
The Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi's most luxurious hotel, offers coffee sprinkled with gold dust.
The United Arab Emirates have the greatest percentage of people suffering from diabetes in the world – 19.5 % of the citizens.