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Geography of Dubai

With a surface of 83.600 km2, the United Arab Emirates are located at the east of the Arabic peninsula giving on the Arabo-Persian Gulf to north and the Gulf of Oman to the east. They are frontier Saudi Arabia in the south and the west and Sultanate of Oman in the east. The relief is flat except for the frontier part with the Sultanate of Oman which is mountainous (mountains of Hajar). The coast along the Arabo-Persian Gulf is strewn with islands. The climate is desertic everywhere and there is only little natural vegetation, especially in the emirates of north. On the other hand, the agricultural development and the rural development undertaken since the exploitation of oil transformed the landscape of the emirates. The vegetation is concentrated in the cities and oasis primarily, and along some road axes.

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