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Numbers and statistics related to the oil industry of the United Arab Emirates

Some interesting numbers about the oil industry in the United Arab Emirates, an industry that drastically transformed the country in the last decades. The information are from the Annual Statistical Bulletin of the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and are related to the year 2015. Value of petroleum exports (million $) 52,369 Current account balance (million $) 21,593 Proven crude oil reserves (million barrels) 97,800 Proven natural gas reserves (billion cu. m.) 6,091.0 Crude oil production (1,000 b/d) 2,988.9 Marketed production of natural gas (million cu. m.) 60,181.0 Refinery capacity (1,000 b/cd) 1,124.0 Output of refined petroleum products (1,000 b/d) 842.1 Oil demand (1,000 b/d) 778.1 Crude oil exports (1,000 b/d) 2,441.5 Exports of petroleum products (1,000 b/d) 950.3 Natural gas exports (million cu. m.) 13,200.0 Notes to read the information b/d (barrels per day), cu. m. (cubic metres), b/cd (barrels per calendar day)

Category: Economy   |   Last Update: 05-10-2016   |  

Tribal names and meaning in United Arab Emirates

The tribal names in the United Arab Emirates, and in general all over the Arabian Peninsula, are derived either from the name of the founder of the tribe, or less commonly they can originate from the profession of one or more member of the tribe.

Category: Society   |   Last Update: 04-10-2016   |  

The United Arab Emirates Federal National Council (FNC)

The Federal National Council is the federal body which represents the general Emirati people. For the first time in 2006 the Emiratis had the chance to vote its members. Previously were the rulers of each Emirate. Laws concerning the people and the economy are often discussed by the Federal National Council.

Category: Society   |   Last Update: 30-09-2016   |  

Falconry: an old and important tradition of the United Arab Emirates

In the past falconry was a fundamental part of hunting food for eating in the United Arab Emirates. Saker falcons and Peregrine falcons were trapped along the coast during their fall migration, and after being properly trained, the birds were used for hunting. The following spring the falcons were released. In present days, with hunting banned in most areas, falconry has declined and transformed into a mixture of sport and tradition. The birds are no longer caught on the coast but imported from abroad.

Category: Culture   |   Last Update: 21-09-2016   |  

Roads in United Arab Emirates

It is hard to imagine, looking at the present situation in the United Arab Emirates, that the first roads were built in the 1960s. In 1972 the total amount of kilometers of roads was only 500km. The pace of development increased during the 1970s and by the 1980s all the seven emirates were connected to each other with extension towards Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Category: Curiosity   |   Last Update: 20-09-2016   |  

Dhub the diurnal lizard of the Emirates

The dhub, scientific name Uromastyx aegyptius microlepis, is a large diurnal lizard that can grow to a length of over a metre. Its natural habitat is arid sandy areas with soft sedimentary stone outcrops in which it utilises holes as burrows, for breeding and for shelter. It is largely absent from areas of high dunes but is occasionally found on inter-dunal plains, although not on inland sabkha (salt-flats) . It is the largest of the United Arab Emirate's reptiles, its diet is completely herbivorous. Unfortunately it appears quite often as a casualty on the roads, numbers are declining in some areas as a result of development although populations in remoter areas seen secure. Officially protected, some are killed for their tails, which are a traditional local delicacy.

Category: Nature   |   Last Update: 19-09-2016   |