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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9507 posts, RR: 13
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

From what I heard only Abu Dhabi and Dubai have oil (Abu Dhabi has more) and other Emirates have no oil. Can anyone confirm that?

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User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2184 times:


Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5954 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Dubai sources only around 10% of it's income from oil...pretty sure they only pump around 160,000 barrels per day, that's not expected to last any longer then 2 decades.

abu dhabi is a different matter altogether.

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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4536 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Something like 85% of the oil in the UAE under the control of Abu Dhabi. The lion's share of the rest is in Dubai, but as QFF said, oil is nearly as major a source of income for Dubai as it used to be.

In fact, Dubai petrol retailers have to buy gasoline at international market prices from Abu Dhabi and sell it at a huge loss (the UAE national petrol price, something like 6.5 Dirham a gallon, which is about $1.8). Though I think Abu Dhabi is beginning to subsidize this a little bit.

At $1.80 a gallon petrol is quite expensive here compared to other countries in the region.

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