The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is situated along the south-eastern tip of the Arabian peninsula between 22º 50 and 26º north latitude and between 51º and 56º 25 east longitude. Qatar lies to the north-west, Saudi Arabia to the west, south and south-east, and Oman to the south-east and north-east. Occupying an area of about 83, 600 sq. km (32,400 sq. miles) roughly the size of Portugal. The coastline of the UAE was approximately 1318 km but land reclamation projects, notably the three 'Palms', are extending this figure.