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United Arab Emirates map
Dubai skyline
  • Imports from the United Arab Emirates A$3,769 million
  • Exports to the United Arab Emirates A$2,626 million
  • Capital Abu Dhabi
  • Official Language Arabic
  • Area 84,000 sq km
  • Population 9.0 million


Australia Unlimited MENA 2015 Trade Mission
12 Apr 2015 - 16 Apr 2015
United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait  ,

Last updated: 2 Jul 2012

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Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    The UAE has the world's sixth largest crude oil reserves and natural gas reserves and is a major player in world energy markets.
    » read more at DFAT
    Each Emirate is governed by its own Ruler and has its own local government.
    » read more at DFAT
    Australia's exports have undergone diversification away from a primary product base to one based on elaborately transformed manufactures (ETMs).
    » read more at DFAT

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