United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia
  • Geographic coordinates: 24 00 N, 54 00 E
  • Map references: Middle East
  • Area:
    Total: 82,880 sq km
    Land: 82,880 sq km
    Water: 0 sq km
  • Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Maine
  • Land boundaries:
    Total: 867 km
    Border countries: Oman 410 km, Saudi Arabia 457 km
  • Coastline: 1,318 km
  • Maritime claims:
    Contiguous zone: 24 nm
    Continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
    Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
    Territorial sea: 12 nm
  • Climate: desert; cooler in eastern mountains
  • Terrain: flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert wasteland; mountains in east
  • Elevation extremes:
    Lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
    Highest point: Jabal Yibir 1,527 m
  • Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas