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United Arab Emirates / สหรัฐอาหรับเอมิเรตส์

สหรัฐอาหรับเอมิเรตส์
United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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General Profile

United Arab Emirates / สหรัฐอาหรับเอมิเรตส์








 
  


  • The first trade partner country of Thailand in the Middle East with the highest oil import value of Thailand from the UAE
  • The trading center and the most important re-export in the Middle East, thus, the great opportunity of Thai products to enter to the Middle East
  • The rich country with overbalance of trade, including a lot of reserve money and deposit for investment, both domestic and abroad
General information

    Area                 90,559 square kilometers (About 17% Thailand) 
    Capital             Abu Dhabi
    Population       6.7 million people (2010)
    Languages       Arabic, English
    Religions          Muslim (mostly Sunni)
    President         H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
    Prime Minister/ Vice President/ Ruler of Dubai  
                                                          H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum
    Foreign Minister          H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
    Independence Day      December 2
    Thai-Emirati Diplomatic Relation Foundation Day       December 12, 1975

Economic information (2010)
 
    GDP                          $269.36 billion (Thailand: $317.8 billion)
    GDP per Capita        $40,204 (Thailand: $4,719.8)
    Real GDP Growth     2.1% (Thailand: 7.8%)
    Exchange rate          Dirham (1 Dirham = 8.3 THB) (Jun. 16, 11)
    Reserves                  $39.10 billion (Thailand : $185.6 billion)
    Inflation rate           0.9% (Thailand: 3.3%)
   Oil reserves               97.8 billion barrels                        
   Gas reserves             6430 billion cubic meters
   Oil - production        2.32 million barrels/ day                   
   Gas - production       48.8 billion cubic meters/ day
   Natural resources     Oil, natural gas
   Industries                  Petroleum and petrochemicals, fishing, aluminum, cement,
                                     fertilizers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, textiles
   Imports - commodities     Machinery and transport equipment, chemical products, food
   Imports - partners            China, India, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, France,
                                             the United States of America
   Exports - commodities     Crude oil, natural gas, re-exports, dried fish, dates
   Exports - partners            Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand

Statistics of Thailand-UAE (2010)

    Trade value of Thailand-UAE    $11,498.46 million
                                                       (Thailand: export value $2,843.57 million,
                                                       import value $8,654.89 million,
                                                       trade deficit value $5,811.32 million)
    Export products of Thailand      Cars, equipment and parts, air conditioners, computers,
                                                        radio-receivers, televisions, jewelry and accessory,
                                                        fabric, clothing, iron, steel, pallets, shoes and parts
    Import products from the UAE   Crude oil, metal ore, scrap metal, jewelry, silver and
                                                        gold, chemical products, oil, pulp,fresh and frozen fish
    Tourism       101,723 Emirati tourists to Thailand (increasing 22.91% from 2008)
    Thai people in the UAE            About 10,600 people
    Visa      Gratis visa for Thai diplomatic and official passports
                 Visa exemption for UAE tourists who stay in the Kingdom not longer than 30 days
    Office of Thailand in the UAE   The Royal Thai Embassy in Abu Dhabi/
                                                      The Consulate-General in Dubai
    Office of the UAE in Thailand   The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Bangkok

Middle East Division, December 2013

Political Profile

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Economical Profile

Relations

Agreements and Cooperation

  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TAXES ON INCOME
    Date Signed 1 March 2000
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FOR AIR SERVICES BETWEEN AND BEYOND THEIR RESPECTIVE TERRITORIES
    Date Signed 20 March 1990