The Geographic Location of the UAE
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) lies along the south-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula (between 22º and 25º North latitude and between 51º and 56º 25 East longitude). Saudi Arabia is situated to the west and south, and Sultanate of Oman to the south-east and north-east. Occupying an area of about 83,600 sq. km (32,400 sq. miles), the UAE is roughly the size of Scotland. Abu Dhabi Emirate, the largest emirate by area (67,340 km2), accounts for approximately 87 percent of the total land area of the federation.
The topography of the United Arab Emirate is dominated by low-lying sandy terrain dotted with sand dunes, and mountains stretching along the Eastern border with Oman. The highest point is located in the Al Hajar Mountains that rise 1627 meters above the sea level.
The UAE is warm and sunny in winter and hot and humid during the summer months. Winter daytime temperatures average a very pleasant 26°C, although nights can be relatively cool, between 12–15°C on the coast, and less than 5°C in the depths of the desert or high in the mountains.