United Arab Emirates. According to COUNTRYAAH, United Arab Emirates has a population of 9.631 million (2018). Dubai’s Dubai leadership announced in March a comprehensive debt restructuring plan that was set to post $ 9.5 billion to the debt-laden conglomerate Dubai World, which handled all of the emirate’s heavy investments. In September, the conglomerate announced an agreement to restructure its debt to the equivalent of US $ 24.9 billion. The settlement, which did not include the real estate developer Nakheel, had been approved by 99 percent of the creditors. Just a few days before the announcement, Dubai State Government had suspended payments on a debt of approximately US $ 555 million.
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In May, according to softwareleverage, a Syrian man was sentenced to life imprisonment for leading a league that smuggled Moroccan women into the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, abused them and forced them into prostitution. Thirteen other men were also convicted of involvement in the business.
Area: 83,600 km2 (world rank: 113)
Population density: 112 per km2 (as of 2017, world rank: 94)
Capital: Abu Zabi (Abu Dhabi)
Official languages: Arabic
Gross domestic product: 382.6 billion US $; Real growth: 0.8%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 39,130 US$
Currency: 1 Dirham (Dh.) = 100 Fils
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Head of State: Khalifa bin Zâyid Al Nahayân, Head of Government: Muhammad bin Raschid Al Maktoum, Exterior: Abdullah bin Zâyid Al Nahayân
National Day: 2.12.
State and form of government
Constitution of 1971
Federation (Ittihad) of 7 autonomous Emirates
State religion: Islam
Islamic law (Sharia)
Parliament: Federal National Council (Majlis al-Watani al-Ittihadi) with 40 members (20 elected, 20 appointed), Election every 4 years; Advisory function
Appointment of the head of state by the 7-member Supreme Council of the Emir
Population: Last census 2005: 4,106,427 inh.: Abu Zabi (Abu Dhabi) 1,399,484 inh., Dubayy (Dubai) 1,321,453, Ash-Shariqah 793,573, Ras al-Chaymah 210,063, Ajman 206,997, Al-Fujayrah 125,698, umm -al-Qaywayn 49,159
over 70% Arabs, up to 10% nomads; Iranians, Indians, Bangladeshis, Pakistani and Filipinos; 75% foreigners
Cities (with population): (as of 2016) Dubayy (Dubai) 2,645,581 residents, Asch-Shariqah 1,274,749, Abu Zabi (Abu Dhabi) 1,266,189, Al-‘Ayn 519,272
Religions: 76% Muslims (mostly Sunnis), 9% Christian; 15% other religions (as of 2006)
Languages: Arabic; also Hindi, Urdu and Farsi
Workers by economic sector: agriculture. 0%, industry 39%, business 61% (2017)
Unemployment (in% of all labor force): 2017: 1.7%
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 2.0%
Foreign trade: Import: 268.0 billion US$ (2017); Export: US $ 360.0 billion (2017)