United Arab Emirates Capital is Abu Dhabi
The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm al-Quwain
The official language is Arabic, but English is the main language in higher education
Currency is the dirham - AED(one dirham = 100 fils).
International dialing code is +971 and internet domain is .ae
The weekend is taken on Friday and Saturday, as Friday is the Muslim holy day.
The UAE has many glitzy shopping malls, modest shopping districts and classic traditional markets (souks in Arabic). Each has its own charm and character.
There are restaurants and cafés all across the country, located in shopping malls either as stand-alone establishments or in food courts. They are also located in hotels, shopping districts, residential areas and country clubs.
There a variety of theme parks in the UAE which guarantee entertainment to the whole family. Some of them are listed below. Check their websites to plan your visit and book your tickets.
The UAE is a regional hub for events, meetings, conventions, conferences and exhibitions.
Find your event:
Events in Abu Dhabi - the official events portal of Abu Dhabi
Events in Dubai - the official events portal of Dubai
Events in Sharjah - Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority
Events in Ras Al Khaimah - Ras Al Khaimah tourism website
Events in Ajman - Ajman Tourism Development Authority
Events in Fujairah - Fujairah Tourism and Antiquities Authority
The UAE has lived through the Paleolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages.
Discover the history of the UAE by visiting the:
Archaeological sites in the UAE
The National Registry of Archaeological Sites
The National Registry of Artifacts
Archaeological sites - the official portal of Abu Dhabi Government
Archaeological and historic sites - the official portal of tourism in Dubai
Archaeological sites - Archaeology and heritage - Umm Al Quwain
In order to secure a freshman student’s visa, the applicant must obtain an official admission letter from the university he is studying at. For older students, a certificate of continuation of study is needed. Other requirements include:
Entry permit for study - Ministry of Interior
Extend entry permit for study - Ministry of Interior
Entry permit for training, studying, rehabilitation, or similar purpose – GDRFA-Dubai.
On 24 November 2018, the UAE government approved a decision to grant a 5-year visa to outstanding students.
Eligibility conditions for a 5-year visa are:
The eChannels portal
Through the eChannels portal, individuals and companies registered in the UAE can apply for a new visa or visa renewal. In order to apply, individuals and companies must first register themselves. Note that eVisa can be used at entry port in the UAE without the need to put the original visa in the entry port before the arrival of the sponsored.
The website of GDRFA?
You can apply online for visa through the websites of the relevant General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in each emirate. The links to GDRFA are listed below:
GDRFA of Dubai provides one more website Amer.ae, through which Dubai nationals and residents can apply for entry permit and residence visa for their families. Visitors can apply for extension to visas on arrival.
You may apply for UAE entry permit and residence visa through: