Tagged: United Arab Emirates

According to wholevehicles, United Arab Emirates is located in the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and west, Oman to the east and northeast, Qatar to the northwest and Iran to the north. The UAE is a desert country with most of its land dominated by sandy desert terrain. The terrain varies from flat barren coastal plains in the east to rugged mountains in the north and west. The highest point in UAE is Jabal Yibir at 1,527 m (5,017 ft). The coastline stretches along both sides of the Persian Gulf and extends along 1,318 km (819 mi). There are many islands off the coast of UAE including Abu Musa Island which is an area of dispute between UAE and Iran. The climate of UAE is subtropical-arid with hot summers and warm winters. Rainfall is sparse but does occur occasionally between December and March due to monsoons from India. The average temperature ranges from 16°C (60°F) in January to 48°C (118°F) during July and August. UAE has several important resources such as petroleum which accounts for about 25% of GDP as well as natural gas reserves which account for about 60% of GDP. Fishing has also been a significant contributor to GDP since ancient times but now accounts for only a small portion due to overfishing. Agriculture has also been important historically but now only accounts for 2% of GDP due primarily to water scarcity issues caused by climate change. Despite these challenges, UAE has managed to become one of the richest countries in terms of per capita income through its abundant oil reserves. See bridgat for weather information in United Arab Emirates.