About the UAE
The UAE in brief
The UAE is a young country that crowns its traditions and cultural beliefs, it enjoys a solid vision towards a prosperous and productive future for all citizens and residents.
Established in 1971, by Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the United Arab Emirates consists of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
The government of the UAE was defined for an ambitious vision to look ahead and achieve sustainable development. The government has produced strategies to ensure citizens welbeing and lift the country's status across international boards.
The UAE is considered an attractive destination worldwide and enjoys a stable economy which attracts fresh talents to serve in various sectors.
Foreign workforces in the United Arab Emirates are an active partner in the development process which had been witnessed across the nation. Over the past years, those partners have contributed in building a well-maintained infrastructure and helped progress various sectors through the utilization of their expertise and competencies that enjoy a steady labour market attached to decent living standards.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation is an active member of the federal government and is responsible of handling the labour market in general, recommend suitable labour policies, regulate labour relations, increase market productivity, and ensure excellent services.
About the UAE:
- Capital: Abu Dhabi
- Climate: The UAE has a dry desert climate that is cooler in the eastern mountains. (Winter: warm and sunny / summer: hot and humid). The average annual rainfall in the coastal zone does not exceed 120 mm (4.7 inches), but in some mountainous areas, the annual precipitation rate is often 350 mm (13.8 inches) where the climate is generally cooler.
- Monetary Unit: UAE dirham = 100 fils
- Exchange Rate: The US Dollar is equivalent to AED 3.67. (The UAE dirham is officially linked to the US dollar).
- Weekend: Friday and Saturday
- Official language: Arabic
- Other languages: English, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu
- Religion: Islam (other religious beliefs are permitted practice)
- Timing: +4 hours of GMT (DST + 3 hours)
- International dialing code: +971
- National online domain: (.ae)