HERE Maps for
the United Arab Emirates

HERE Maps for
the United Arab Emirates

HERE Maps for the United Arab Emirates offers a reliable snapshot of the country that unlocks value by providing context and relevance for your data. It provides an unparalleled source of location data to build new applications or leverage the value of your own data.


Discover HERE Maps for the United Arab Emirates

With up to 900 data attributes, HERE Maps for the United Arab Emirates provides industry leading geospatial data which is fresh, consistent and reliable. The product’s rich layers include roads, pathways, buildings, structures, places, land use and land cover.

HERE Maps provides an unparalleled source of location data to build new applications or leverage the value of your own data.

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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.

Flexible options to meet your needs

For most countries, HERE Maps is available in two tiers, HERE Essential Map and HERE Advanced Map.

HERE Essential Map is a basic 2D canvas of the world that enables use cases such as basic map display, data visualisation, search, localisation and tracking and tracing.

HERE Advanced Map builds on the HERE Essential Map to form the most complete and detailed map available. It includes detailed features for modelling road networks, such as navigable attributes, speed limits, sign text and the full set of Places, and enables use cases such as point-to-point routing, turn-by-turn navigation, advanced navigation for cars and trucks, business intelligence, planning and optimisation, and much more.

Consult the table below for specific availability and content information for the United Arab Emirates.

We can also offer a range of data packages derived from HERE Maps which combine excellent quality and outstanding value for money.

HERE Maps for the United Arab Emirates
Product HERE Essential Map HERE Advanced Map
Content Includes:

  • Road geometry
  • Street names
  • Address range
  • Administrative codes
  • Cartographic features and land-use
  • Building footprints
  • Selected categories of Places: airport, amusements parks, border crossing, commuter rail station, ferry terminal, golf course, hamlet, historical monument, hospital, museum, named place, neighbourhood, park/recreation area, performing arts venue, sports complex, taxi stand, tourist attraction, train station
Includes all features from the Essential Map plus:

  • Road attributes: Direction of Travel (two-way, one-way), Road Function Class (FC) Control Access, Ramp, Multiply Digitised, Complex Intersection, Restriction Driving Manoeuvre (no left/right/u-turn, no straight ahead), Paved, Toll Way.
  • Pedestrian and Bicycling basic geometry (only functional when combined with Pedestrian or Bicycling products)
  • Speed Limits FC 1-2
  • Traffic Message Channel (TMC) information
  • Sign Text
  • Toll Information
  • Environmental Zone ID

Looking beyond the United Arab Emirates? HERE Maps is available for 200 countries…

Unlimited applications & use cases

From search, geocoding, display, tracking, business intelligence and digital advertising to navigation, powering safety systems and automated driving, HERE Maps meets your every need.

With HERE Maps for the United Arab Emirates as a foundation, providing context and relevance to all things location, a wide range of applications and use cases are made possible.

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Even better with optional extras

HERE Maps can be further enriched with additional curated and specialised location content products that enable you to build differentiating location-enabled services and applications. Over 50 premium location content products seamlessly integrate with the HERE Maps, such as HERE Places, HERE Point Addressing, HERE Trucks, HERE Road Infrastructure and more.

Contact us for further information and options with HERE Maps for the United Arab Emirates.

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Our added value

By licensing HERE Maps for the United Arab Emirates through Europa Technologies, you will automatically receive the following benefits, often charged as extras by our competitors:

  • Free consultation – an opportunity to discuss your precise requirements and tailor a bespoke solution.
  • Free data life support – any questions or issues with the product during the licence period, just ask!
  • Broad range of formats available – we support all common GIS formats, including Esri File GeoDatabase, Esri Shapefile, MapInfo TAB/Extended, and others.
  • Expert advice – from a UK-based HERE Registered Partner with a professional, award-winning team.

If you have a requirement for HERE Maps for the United Arab Emirates or are an existing licence holder and are considering a move to new supplier, please contact us.

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