The United Arab Emirates is rich in oil and natural gas. The climate is hot, humid with low rainfall.
Mining, manufacture and construction are its main occupation. The UAE exports gas, petroleum and petroleum products and imports food, chemicals and machinery including labor.
Its major trade markets are Japan, Thailand, India, and South Korea, to name a few. The UAE has a very large population of foreign nationals working and residing in its many states.
The Embassy of Canada to the United Arab Emirates has its offices in Abu Dhabi. The Embassy provides visa and immigration services to UAE residents, assistance to Canadians in the UAE, services for Canadian companies in the UAE and information about studying in Canada.