Time Zone: 4 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+4GMT), 9 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (+9EST)

7 Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain

Country Name: United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Passport/Visa Requirements: Americans with US passports valid for more than 6 months are welcome to enter the UAE and no longer need a visa if staying less than 1 month.

Nationalities: Indian, Emirati, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, other Arab, Western

Religions: Muslim (main), Shi’a, Hindu, Christian

Monetary Unit: Dirham

Voltage Requirements: 220/240 volts

Telephone codes: 971, country code; 4 Dubai, 2 Abu Dhabi