General Information

Jebel Ali is a large commercial port and business hub on the southern outskirts of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Sandy Jebel Ali Beach is near the busy harbor. The area is home to a golf resort and dive centers. The waters of the Arabian Gulf are rich in marine life and submerged wrecks. Nearby, Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club in Abu Dhabi has tournaments and events open to the public.

Population

The village of Jebel Ali was constructed for port workers, and it has a population of 300 people. Covering over 134 square kilometres (52 sq mi). It is home to over 5,000 companies from 120 countries of the world.

Political Structure

The United Arab Emirates is made up of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ra’s al- Khaimah and Fujairah. The United Arab Emirates gained its independence from the UK on December 2, 1971. Its constitution was established on independence, and was made permanent in 1996. The form of government can be referred to as a federal presidential elected monarchy, as the president is elected from among the absolute monarchs who rule each of the seven emirates.

Infrastructure and Economy

Jebel Ali Port operated by DP World UAE Region, is the largest marine terminal in the Middle East and the flagship facility of DP World’s portfolio of over 65 marine terminals across six continents. Strategically located in Dubai, Jebel Ali port is at the crossroads of a region providing market access to over 2 billion people. As an integrated multi-modal hub offering sea, air and land connectivity, complemented by extensive logistics facilities, Jebel Ali Port plays a vital role in the UAE economy. It is a premier gateway for over 90 weekly services connecting more than 140 ports worldwide. Expansions currently underway at the Port will bring total handling capacity to 22.1 million TEU by 2018.

Jebel Ali port has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 20 consecutive years and is ranked the 9th largest container port worldwide. It has the world’s largest man-made harbour. DP World UAE Region portfolio includes Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal and Coastal Berth, and Al Hamriya in Dubai city.

Language

Although Arabic is the official language of the UAE, English is the most spoken language in Dubai.

Currency

The name of the currency in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates is the dirham.

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