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United Arab Emirates Postal Code

The United Arab Emirates is simply called the Emirates which is located in Western Asia. UAE comprises seven emirate nations namely Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. It is bordered by Oman and Saudi Arabia. It shares maritime borders with the Persian Gulf and Iran. Abu Dhabi is the capital and Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. The major urban areas in the Emirates include Sharjah, Al Ain, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, etc.

The official language of the Emirates is Arabic. The other languages are English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Tagalog, Persian, Chinese, Malayalam, etc. UAE is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like the Dubai Shopping Festival, Eid Al Fitr, United Arab Emirates National Day, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai International Jazz Festival, Awafi Festival, Abu Dhabi Festival, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.

The UAE doesn’t have a postal code. At first, there was so much controversy over the places in which mail was sent, but now everything has been sorted out and mail is delivered quickly and easily with help of their numbering.

Land Area

UAE has been ranked as the 114th largest nation in the world and it has a total land area of 83,600 km2, which comes to around a total of 32,300 mi2. In 2016, the entire UAE land was divided into 14 districts.

Water Area

The natural water resources in the UAE are limited. The UAE uses thermal desalination to convert seawater into drinking water and make use of it for another purpose. There are 56 important lakes and more than 140 dams in the UAE playing a significant role and helping in mobilizing 55.7% of surface waters. The names of the few major lakes in the UAE are Love Lake, Al Warsan Lake, Burj Khalifa Lake, etc. The names of a few dams in the UAE are Al Rafisah Dam, Hatta Dam, Mubazzara Dam, Wadi Ham Dam, Wadi Wurayah Dam, Wadi Zikt Dam, etc.

These lakes and dams in UAE have international tourism importance and they were all built at different times for different purposes – supplying electrical power, irrigation, protecting land and people from floods, and using dams. The major sources of water in the UAE include groundwater, lakes, rainwater, rivers, dams, snow, soil moisture springs, streams, water, waterfall, wetlands, etc. Many other lakes are small in area and contain a minimum volume of water. Most of these lakes are freshwater lakes and very few are salt lakes.


There are 304 named mountains in the UAE. There are four main mountain ranges in UAE namely Hajar Mountains, Ruus al-Jibal, Shumayliyyah Mountains, and Western Hajar Mountains. The highest peak and the most prominent mountain is Jebel Al Mebrah which is about 1,727 meters (5,666 feet). The names of other mountains are Jebel Jais, Jebel Hafeet, Hatta Mountains, Jebel Faya, etc.

Postal Stamps

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List of postal and courier services in United Arab Emirates:

  • Century Express Courier Service
  • Continental Courier Services LLC
  • Prime Express International Couriers LLC
  • Dubai Courier Services
  • Professional Express Courier Service LLC
  • Max Express Courier Services LLC
  • ZAJEL Courier Services
  • First Flight Couriers Abu Dhabi
  • Meridian Express Logistics LLC
  • Immediate Courier Express LLC

United Arab Emirates PostalCode
Address format Each administrative division maintains its postal number for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery. The official name of the UAE Postal service is named Emirates Post. There is no postal code used in the UAE.
Examples Mr Ahmed Al Wasl, Manager
AAW General Trading
PO Box 12345

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • How many digits are in the postal codes of the UAE?
    The UAE doesn’t use postal codes for delivering mail.
  • Name the official postal service of UAE?
    The official postal service of the UAE is Emirates Post.
  • What is the alpha two-letter country code of UAE?
    The alpha two-letter country code of UAE is AE.