Communications of United Arab Emirates

Telephones - main lines in use:1.31 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular:4.535 million (2005)
Telephone system:general assessment: modern fiber-optic integrated services; digital network with rapidly growing use of mobile cellular telephones; key centers are Abu Dhabi and Dubai
domestic: microwave radio relay, fiber optic and coaxial cable
international: country code - 971; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; submarine cables to Qatar, Bahrain, India, and Pakistan; tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia
Radio broadcast stations:AM 13, FM 8, shortwave 2 (2004)
Radios:820,000 (1997)
Television broadcast stations:15 (2004)
Televisions:310,000 (1997)
Internet country code:.ae
Internet hosts:337,092 (2006)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):1 (2000)
Internet users:1.397 million (2005)

United Arab Emirates Quickstats

  • Population: 4,444,011
  • Area: 83,600 sq km
  • Density: 64 /km² (143rd)
  • GDP (total): $129.3 billion (55th)
  • GDP (per capita): $29,142 (24th)
  • Literacy: 77.9%

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  • Currency: UAE dirham (AED)
  • Dial code: +971

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