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Straddling the Tropic of Cancer, the UAE has a sub-tropical arid climate and is warm and sunny in winter, but hot and humid during the summer months. The humidity is particularly high in the coastal areas. Rainfall is virtually non-existent, with occasional short showers occurring mainly in winter. Localised thunderstorms sometimes occur in summer.
Arabic is the official language of the United Arab Emirates. English is also widely spoken, as are Hindi, Urdu, and Persian.
The dirham is the currency of the United Arab Emirates. The ISO 4217 code (currency abbreviation) for the United Arab Emirates dirham is AED. Unofficial abbreviations include DH or Dhs. The dirham is subdivided into 100 fils.
The UAE's population has grown exponentially to 8.26 million in mid-2010, a growth of 64.5% in four years, as strong economic growth attracted workers from all over the world. According to latest population estimates put out by the National Bureau of Statistics on last Thursday, the population of Emiratis have increased by 96, 833 to 947, 997, or 11.47 per cent, in the last four years.
Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast.
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