General Information

National name: Al-Imarat al-'Arabiyah al-Muttahidah

Total area: 32,278 sq mi (83,600 sq km)

Population (2007 est.): 2,642,566

Capital (2003 est.): Abu Dhabi, 539,800

Largest city: Dubai, 1,511,700 (metro. area), 906,100 (city proper)

Monetary unit: U.A.E. dirham

Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Ethnicity/race: Emiri 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)

Religions: Islam 96% (Sunni 80%, Shiite 16%), Christian, Hindu, and other 4%

Literacy rate: 78% (2003 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $192.6 billion; per capita $37,300. Real growth rate: 7.4%. Inflation: 11%.

The United Arab Emirates, in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, extends along part of the Gulf of Oman and the southern coast of the Persian Gulf. The nation is the size of Maine. Its neighbors are Saudi Arabia to the west and south, Qatar to the north, and Oman to the east. Most of the land is barren and sandy.

Federation formed in 1971 by seven emirates known as the Trucial States—Abu Dhabi (the largest), Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, and Umm al-Qaiwain. In addition to a federal president and prime minister, each emirate has a separate ruler who oversees the local government.

Originally the area was inhabited by a seafaring people who were converted to Islam in the 7th century. Later, a dissident sect, the Carmathians, established a powerful sheikdom, and its army conquered Mecca. After the sheikdom disintegrated, its people became pirates. Threatening the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman early in the 19th century, the pirates provoked the intervention of the British, who in 1820 enforced a partial truce and in 1853 a permanent truce. Thus what had been called the Pirate Coast was renamed the Trucial Coast. The British provided the nine Trucial states with protection but did not formally administer them as a colony.

The British withdrew from the Persian Gulf in 1971, and the Trucial states became a federation called the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Two of the Trucial states, Bahrain and Oman, chose not to join the federation, reducing the number of states to seven.

Islamic History and Muslims

More than 80% of the population of the UAE are non-citizens. Virtually all of the country's citizens are Muslims; approximately 85% are Sunni and the remaining 15% are Shi'a. Foreigners are predominantly from South and Southeast Asia, although there are substantial numbers from the Middle East, Europe, Central Asia, the former Commonwealth of Independent States, and North America. According to a ministry report, which collected census data, 76 percent of the total population is Muslim, 9 percent is Christian, and 15 percent is "other." Unofficial figures estimate that at least 15 percent of the population is Hindu, 5 percent is Buddhist, and 5 percent belong to other religious groups, including Parsi, Bahá'í, and Sikh. These estimates differ from census figures because census figures do not count "temporary" visitors and workers, and Bahá'ís and Druze are counted as Muslim.
Most of the citizen Sunni adhere to the Maliki legal tradition. Some followers of the Salafi group live in the Al Buraymi Oasis, and some who follow the Shafi'i legal school live along the Al Batinah coast.


Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai

  Sharjah City, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in Abu Dhabi

Dubai Creek with modern architecture and mosque

 Islamic Centers and Organizations

Ahmed moosa, Dubai, DXB
Phone: 0097143371272

Abu Hanifa Al-Noaman Mosque, Ajman, U.A.E.
URL: -   Phone: 050-8081588

Al-Ansar Mosque-Qusais مسجـــد الانصـار, Dubai, Al-Qusais
Phone: +97148836669

Al Markaz (Dawa-e-Tabligh), Dubai, sanaya

Sharjah Chariry International, Sharjah
Phone: 0097165664111

Holy Quran Award, Dubai
URL:   Phone: 0507188719

Phone: 9714-2828399

AIMAN SANGAM, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Phone: 00917504412000

King Faisal mosque, Sharjah
Phone: 00971-50-4506023

Indian Muslim Forum, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone: 9044165

Abu Hanifa Al-Noaman Mosque, Ajman
  Ahmed moosa, Dubai
  Al Garhoud Grand Mosque, Dubai
  Al Markaz (Dawa-e-Tabligh), Dubai
  Al Sahaba mosque, Abu Dhabi
  Al-Ansar Mosque-Qusais مسجـــد الانصـار, Dubai
  Al-Ansar Tabligi Jamaat Centre, Dubai
  Al-Huda Reading Roomمـركـز الــهــدى للمـطالعــه, Sharjah
  AL-SALAM Mosque,, Sharijah
  Emaar Muslim, Dubai
  Hor Al Anz Mosque, Dubai
  Ibraheem Alkhaleel Mosque, Kalba
  Indian Islahi Centre - Ajman, Ajman
  Indian Muslim Forum, Abu Dhabi
  Jebel Ali Village Masjid, Jebel Ali
  Khalifa Al Suwaidi Mosque, Abu Dhabi
  King Faisal mosque, Sharjah
  Majid Al-Sheikh AbdelAzeez Bin Baz, Sharijah
  Markaz e Ahlesunnat, Abu Dabi
  Markaz Tabligh - مركز الدعوة, Musaffah
  Masjid Abu Shagara(Habbab bin Monther R.A.), Sharjah
  Masjid Abuzar Al-Ghaffari, Sharjah
  Masjid Al Maghfira, Sharjah
  Masjid Al Taqwa, Kalba
  Masjid Al-Guwair, Sharjah
  Masjid Al-Hauly, Sharjah
  Masjid Al-Noor, Abu Dhabi
  Masjid Al-SAHABA, Khor Fakkan
  Masjid alarqem dahan, Ras al Khaima
  Masjid Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Sharjah
  Masjid Aous bin Samet, Sharjah
  Masjid Bani Shaiba, Sharjah
  Masjid Bin Darwesh, Sharjah
  Masjid Ebadur Rahman, Sharjah
  Masjid hadaya bint salih salim asshamsi, Abu Dhabi
  Masjid Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib (Qazi Masjid-Rolla), Sharjah
  Masjid Khalifa, Abu Dhabi
  Masjid Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi
  New Muslim Center Late Ali Bin Ghanem Masjid, Abu Dhabi
  Omar bin al khattab mosque, Khor al Fakhan
  Omer Bin AL Khattab, Dubai
  Ruwais Housing Complex, Ruwais
  Safa mosque, Dubai
  Salman faris, Dubai
  The Discover Islam Centre ( Dubai, U.A.E ), Dubai
  The New Muslim Centre, Sharjah
  مركز الاصلاح الاسلامي, Dhaid
  مركز دبا لعلوم القرآن, Daba
  مسجد الامام البخاري, Qidfa`
مسجد فهد بن عامر المنصوري, Abu Dhabi

مسجد فاطمه المريخي, Bani Yas
  مسجد محمد بن خلف العتيبة, Al Ain
  مسجد محمد بن صالح بدوة الدرمكى, Al Ain
  مسجد محمد حسن الشيخ, Dubai
  مسجد محسن صالح سويدان العامري, Bani Yas
  مسجد المقداد بن الأسود, Abu Dhabi
  مسجد المنارة, Dubai
  مسجد الإخلاص, Al Ain
  مسجد الإستقامة, Al Ain
  مسجد الامام الشافعي, Al Ain
  مسجد الجامعة الأمريكية في الشارقة, Sharjah
  مسجد الراشدية الكبير, Dubai
  مسجد الشيخ شخبوط بن سلطان آل نهيان, Abu Dhabi
  مسجد الصومالي,
  مسجد الصحابة, Sharjah
  مسجد بن حموده, Al Ain
  مسجد بن حموده, Alain
  مسجد بوعميم,
  مسجد زيد بن حارثة, Dubai
  مسجد زيد بن ربيعة, Bani Yas
  مسجد سعد بن ابي وقاص, Abu Dhabi
  مسجد صالح عايض شماخ, Bani Yas
  مسجد عمار بن ياسر, Dhaid
  مسجد عيسى بن يوسف المحفوظ, Abu Dhabi
  مسجد عبد الله بن عباس, Sharjah
  مسجد عبدلله بن حرام, Taiyibah
  مسجد عبدالرحمن الداخل, Hiyawah
  Zarooni masjid, Dubai
  جامع أبي سلمة, Fujairah
  جامع الشيخ سعود, Sharjah
جامع عبدالله بن ابي الأرقم, Abu Dhabi

   Muslim Owned Business

Islam in United Arab Emirates  (    , September, 2008).
Info please ( ,  September, 2008).
Islam Finder (  , September, 2008).
Anonymous, Documents from Representatives of Islamic Organizations in United Arab Emirates , September 2008.