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    United Arab Emirates Communications - 1989

      Highways: 2,000 km total; 1,800 km bituminous, 200 km gravel and graded earth

      Pipelines: 830 km crude oil; 870 km natural gas, including natural gas liquids

      Ports: Al Fujayrah, Khawr Fakkan, Mina Jabal Ali, Mina Khalid, Mina Rashid, Mina Saqr, Mina Zayid

      Merchant marine: 46 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 721,485 GRT/1,171,268 DWT; 13 cargo, 8 container, 2 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 20 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 3 bulk

      Civil air: 5 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 39 total, 33 usable; 19 with permanent-surface runways; 7 with runways over 3,659 m; 4 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 5 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: adequate system of radio relay and coaxial cable; key centers are Abu Dhabi and Dubayy; 386,600 telephones; stations--8 AM, 3 FM, 12 TV; 1 Atlantic and 2 Indian Ocean INTELSAT stations; 1 ARABSAT satellite station; submarine cables to Qatar, Bahrain, India, and Pakistan; tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; radio relay to Saudi Arabia

      NOTE: The information regarding United Arab Emirates on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United Arab Emirates Communications 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Arab Emirates Communications 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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