The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates or states, each with its own unique character and personality but yet united with a common goal and destiny. The seven emirates are : Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Qaiwain, ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah.
The UAE is located in the Middle East at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula between 22° 50 and 26° north latitude and between 51° and 56° 25 east longitude (24 00 N, 54 00 E). It is one of the GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council states) and has borders with Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. It occupies a total of about 83,600 sq. km (32,400 sq. miles).In the summer (April to September), temperatures in the UAE will very between 38-48°C (100-118°F) in the daytime while at night it will very between 26-30°C (79-86°F) with high humidity levels. In the winter (October to March), the days are sunny and pleasant with an average of 26°C (79°F), while nights are cool with an average of 15°C (59°F).
83,600 sq. Km
Less than 50% of the inhabitants of the UAE are Arabs. There are large groups of Indians,
Arabic "official language", English, Persian,Urdu and Malayalam
The United Arab Emirates is federation comprising the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.
flydubai launches four-times weekly flights to Sana’a
flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, has inaugurated services to its latest destination Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
flydubai’s inaugural flight, FZ091, departed Dubai Terminal 2 at 0700hrs this morning (22 April), landing at El Rahaba Airport at 0840hrs local time. Representing its entry into Yemen, the new four-times weekly service brings flydubai’s total operational network to 29 countries across the GCC, Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent, Asia and the fringes of Europe.
A delegation of Yemen state officials, including the Minister of Transport, Dr. Waed Abdulla Batheeb and the Chairman of Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority, Hamed Faraj joined flydubai’s Chief Commercial Officer, Hamad Obaidalla accompanied by the HE Abdulla Matar Al Mazroui, UAE Ambassador to Yemen to celebrate the occasion. The new route will boost business opportunities whilst providing travellers with a quality and affordable link to Sana’a.
flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “Since beginning operations in June 2009, flydubai has built up one of the industry’s strongest regional networks. With the addition of Sana’a, we now fly to 20 destinations across 11 countries in the Middle East alone and I would like to personally thank everyone who has been involved in making our flights to Yemen a reality. flydubai hopes that this new service will play a significant role in developing business opportunites and open the door to more exports between the two nations.”
Inaugurating today’s flight, Obaidalla said: “At flydubai, we aim to connect Dubai to destinations that have previously been under-served by links to the UAE and as such we are very excited about the new route to Sana’a, a city steeped in history.”
Yemen’s Minister of Transport, Dr. Waed Abdulla Batheeb, welcomed flydubai’s first flight to the capital, commenting: “We are delighted to receive the low-cost carrier’s inaugural flight here in Sana’a today. We are confident that flydubai’s direct flights to our capital will boost relations between the two countries and create new areas of collaboration in the future.”
In parallel to the launch of commercial passenger flights, flydubai now also offers cargo services between the cities through its recently-launched division, flydubai Cargo. With perishables anticipated to be its main consignment, flydubai’s newest cargo route will strengthen trade links between Sana’a and Dubai.
Yemen’s largest city, Sana’a is the country’s political and administrative capital and most important cultural centre. Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986, Sana’a is well known for its unique architecture that dates back over 2,000 years.