Guidelines for using the UAE flag

Guidelines for using the UAE flag

The Guidelines document provides protocols for using the UAE flag in addition to general related guidelines that government agencies must abide by.


"Absher" Initiative

"Absher" Initiative was launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to streamlines the efforts of public and private sectors to create more job options for Emiratis. is the official government portal for UAE nationals. It provides information about services, benefits and grants to Emiratis. The website is currently available only in Arabic.

Ihtimam Program

Ihtimam Program

Ihtimam will allow members of the UAE society to cooperate in proposing new ideas and initiatives



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The UAE Economy

UAE Economy

According to the UAE Economic Report 2012, the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (at constant prices) reached around AED 981 Billion in 2011 at a growth rate of 4.2 per cent compared to AED 942 Billion in 2010 at a growth rate of 1.3 per cent.


Oil prices remained high (the average price per barrel was 107 US Dollars in 2011), which boosted government revenues thus stimulating investment and boosting the development of the other economic sectors; such as, alternative and renewable energy and the peaceful nuclear energy for maintaining non-renewable oil resources.  


The UAE has also established its position as a major centre for trade, tourism and investment, where the trade balance achieved a surplus of 291.9 billion dirhams in 2011 representing 23.5 per cent of the GDP.


The UAE enjoys a strong economy supported by an ideal investment climate with effective economic and investment policies, based on legal and institutional structures in line with global standards, which created a positive impact on the foreign investment flows to the UAE and supported its economic orientations.


For further information, read the Annual Economic Report 2012