CRESTA Zones Map Data
for the United Arab Emirates

CRESTA Zones map data for the United Arab Emirates helps to analyse and present natural hazard risk, based on the system established by the world’s leading reinsurers. While peril-independent, CRESTA (Catastrophe Risk Evaluating and Standardising Target Accumulations) has established a uniform and global system to transfer, electronically, aggregated exposure data for accumulation risk control and modelling among insurers and reinsurers.

CRESTA Zones

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for the United Arab Emirates

CRESTA zones were originally developed as a joint project of the Swiss Reinsurance Company, the Gerling-Konzern Globale Reinsurance Company and the Munich Reinsurance Company. Europa Technologies was part of the original team who brought the standard into the digital mapping era and has maintained a CRESTA zone map data product longer than any other vendor.

Insurance professionals need accurate and reliable maps and databases. In today’s times of climate change, demand has increased for location intelligence to manage risks and reduce exposure. Our CRESTA Zones map data for the United Arab Emirates offers insurers an important basis for aggregated risk assessment, exposure management and reinsurance negotiation & reporting.

Flag of the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates – Quick Facts

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Situated in western Asia, at the eastern point of the Arabian Peninsula, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country made up of a federation of seven emirates, each one governed by an Emir. The emirates comprise: Abu Dhabi (the largest), Ajman, Dubai (the most populous), Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. The UAE shares land borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia and has coastline along the Persian Gulf. The capital is Abu Dhabi.
For centuries the harsh desert area now known as UAE was home to versatile nomadic tribes and became a dominant trading point in the Persian Gulf. From the 1500s colonial expansion by the British, Dutch and Portuguese, led to European interest in the area. In 1820, the British signed a truce with leaders in the area to protect their shipping routes from piracy and in turn, to protect the coastal interests of the states which became known as the Trucial States. In 1952, oil was discovered in the region and the seven states formed the Trucial Council, under UK administration. It became clear that this was not viable and the UAE gained independence from Britain in 1971. The first national elections took place in 2006 and UAE is now run as a federal constitutional monarchy, made up of the seven Emirates, or Sheikhdoms. Together the hereditary Sheikhs (or Emirs) form a Federal Supreme Council, with one of them taking the role of leader of the council and thus President of the UAE.
Until the discovery of oil, the main contributions to the economy were fishing and pearl fishing. The economy has changed dramatically since then and revenue from oil and gas has transformed the country. Shrewd economic leadership has led to significant diversification of the economy and huge undertakings in the construction industry. Oil and gas still account for just over a quarter of economic revenues, but the service sector, especially tourism, has boomed. Sophisticated general infrastructure and IT infrastructure has ensured that UAE has attracted numerous companies and is considered a business hub. Dubai airport is now the busiest airport in the world. The majority of the population comprises working foreign nationals, and over two-thirds of the population live in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Perceived as more liberal than its neighbours, UAE still has challenges to face in human rights arena, with particular regard to treatment of migrant workers.
Cultural influences in the UAE are Arabian with Persian, African and Indian accents. Architecture is notably Arabian in style. Music and poetry are important and the small but growing cinema scene is thriving. Investment has been made in creating UAE as an artistic hub. Museums have been developed and Abu Dhabi has established a culture district and has attracted the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Formula One, soccer and cricket are the most important sports, and Abu Dhabi hosts a Grand Prix.
On the world stage, UAE is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League and OPEC.

Global CRESTA Plus

Global CRESTA Plus is our digital implementation of the CRESTA standard. Given a location in the United Arab Emirates, the product enables applications to look up the applicable CRESTA zone and then analyse/present aggregate risk across a portfolio. Applications can be further enhanced by adding a variety of natural hazard data sets such as earthquake locations, storm paths, meteorological, geological and insurance-specific statistical data.

Global CRESTA Plus can be licensed just for the United Arab Emirates, by continent or world-wide.

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High & Low Resolutions Zones

In accordance with the published standard, Global CRESTA Plus is available in high and low resolution versions. Please note that both products are at the same scale and accuracy, but the high resolution version contains more granular zones which are generally required for catastrophe modelling applications using CRESTA zones.

CRESTA Zones Map Data for the United Arab Emirates
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Available through viaEuropa

CRESTA Zones for the United Arab Emirates is available through viaEuropa – the award-winning hosted map and API platform from Europa Technologies.

viaEuropa delivers high quality, fully maintained, digital maps and location data directly to your web applications, desktop GIS and mobile apps. Use viaEuropa to drive location intelligent solutions quickly, easily and efficiently.

Utilise the viaEuropa API service to look-up the high/low resolution CRESTA zone ID for any location in the United Arab Emirates, or use the WMTS/WMS service to visualise your locations on a CRESTA zone map.

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Data Formats & Delivery

CRESTA Zones map data for the United Arab Emirates is available in the following popular GIS formats:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

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Global CRESTA Plus helps brokers and reinsurers assess and present natural hazard risk, based on CRESTA zones, using the system established by the world’s leading reinsurers. It enables applications to quickly establish the CRESTA zone and then analyse/present aggregate risk across a portfolio. Global CRESTA Plus offers insurers an important basis for aggregated risk assessment, exposure management and reinsurance negotiation and reporting.

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