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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
1.31 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
283.5 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
7.595 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,643.4 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern fiber-optic integrated services; digital network with rapidly growing use of mobile-cellular telephones; key centers are Abu Dhabi and Dubai
domestic: microwave radio relay, fiber optic and coaxial cable
international: country code - 971; linked to the international submarine cable FLAG (Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe); landing point for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 AND SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 13, FM 8, shortwave 2 (2004)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
15 (2004)
Internet country code
Definition
.ae
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
6,001 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1.3 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.709 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
369.8 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
39 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 22
over 3,047 m: 10
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 3 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 17
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 5
under 914 m: 5 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
5 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
condensate 520 km; gas 2,908 km; liquid petroleum gas 300 km; oil 2,950 km; oil/gas/water 5 km; refined products 156 km (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1,088 km
paved: 1,088 km (includes 253 km of expressways) (1999)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 59 ships (1000 GRT or over) 751,321 GRT/995,133 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 6, cargo 9, chemical tanker 6, container 8, liquefied gas 1, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 22, roll on/roll off 5, specialized tanker 1
foreign-owned: 14 (Denmark 1, Greece 3, Kuwait 10)
registered in other countries: 319 (Bahamas 24, Belize 3, Cambodia 1, Comoros 8, Cyprus 9, Georgia 1, Gibraltar 2, Hong Kong 2, India 8, Indonesia 2, Iran 2, Isle of Man 1, Jordan 15, Liberia 24, Malta 7, Marshall Islands 15, Mexico 1, Netherlands 5, North Korea 5, Panama 104, Papua New Guinea 6, Philippines 1, Saudi Arabia 1, Sierra Leone 8, Singapore 14, Somalia 1, St Kitts and Nevis 19, St Vincent and the Grenadines 13, Turkey 1, UK 9, unknown 7) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Mina' Zayid (Abu Dhabi), Al Fujayrah, Mina' Jabal 'Ali (Dubai), Mina' Rashid (Dubai), Mina' Saqr (Ra's al Khaymah), Khawr Fakkan (Sharjah)


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