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UAE Facts
Of the seven Emirates that make up the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Ajman and Umm al-Quwain), Emirate of Abu Dhabi accounts for 87% of the UAE's total area. The smallest emirate, Ajman, accounts for less than 1% of the UAE's total area.





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    World's tallest man-made structure
    Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world, is in Dubai, UAE. It also holds the world records for most floors in a building (163), world's highest restaurant (At.mosphere restaurant on the 122nd floor), world's highest nightclub (on its 144th floor) and world's longest elevator travel distance (504m). The Fountain at the Burj Khalifa is the most powerful and biggest automated fountain in the world. It can shoot water 130 metres high — as high as a 50-storey building.




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Tallest hotel

The 1,165-foot-tall J W Marriott Marquis Dubai in UAE is the world’s tallest hotel. It consists of two 77-floor twin towers with 1,608 rooms and offering over 8,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor event space, four Presidential suites, a banquet hall, an auditorium, 18 Shops, 19 Restaurants and a spa. Designed by architect Ashok Korgaonkar, the two top floors are occupied by Vault, one of the hotel’s 15 lounge bars and restaurants and a swimming pool can be found on the mezzanine level between floors 6 and 7.

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Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

The 35-storey Capital Gate building in Abu Dhabi is the furthest leaning man-made tower in the world. The Capital Gate tower has been built to lean 18° westwards, more than four times that of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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Tower of the Arabs

The Burj al-Arab (meaning 'Tower of the Arabs') is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the third tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach. The shape of the structure is designed to look like the sail of a ship.

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Dubai Metro

The Dubai Metro system was opened at 9 pm on 09/09/09 by HH Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Red Line and Green Line are operational, with three further lines planned. The Red Line, at 52.1 kilometres (32.4 mi), is the longest driverless single metro line in the world.

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Miracle Garden

World's largest natural flower garden, the Dubai Miracle Garden is located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has over 109 million natural flowers in 60 different varieties, including petunias, geraniums and marigolds.



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Busiest airport
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. It is also the 3rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, the 6th busiest cargo airport in world.

UAE Quick facts
Name United Arab Emirates
Capital city Abu Dhabi
Largest city Dubai
National Anthem Ishy Bilady (Long Live my Nation)
State religion Islam
Official language Arabic
Area 83,600 Sq. km (Rank: 114)
Population 9.6 million (Rank: 93)
Population density 99 per Sq. Km (Rank: 110)
GDP (PPP) $716 billion (Rank: 32)
GDP (PPP) Per Capita $68,662 (Rank: 7)
Currency UAE dirham (AED)
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
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Independence (from UK) 2 December 1971
Land border Oman 609 km, Saudi Arabia 457 km
National hero Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Coastline 1,318 km
Highest point Jabal Yibir (1,527 m)
Demonym Emirati
Median Age 30.3 years
Literacy 94%
Life expectancy 77.7 years
Calling code +971
Internet TLD .ae
UAE time

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