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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai

At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records: Tallest building in the world. Tallest free-standing structure in the world.
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Middle East

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Middle East

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Capital: Abu Dhabi

Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia

Government: United Arab Emirates

Currency: Emirati dirhams (AED)

Area: 83,600 sq km

Population: 9,856,612 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Arabic (official), English, Hindi, Malayam, Urdu, Pashto, Tagalog, Persian

Religion: Muslim (official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (primarily Hindu and Buddhist, less than 5% of the population consists of Parsi, Baha'i, Druze, Sikh, Ahmadi, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, and Jewish) 15% (2005 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+4

Tel Code: +971

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