History of United Arab Emirates
Geography of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates in the Middle East shares its border with Saudi Arabia and Oman in the southern and eastern region respectively while Qatar and Iran share the same sea border with the UAE. The state covers a total area of 83, 600 square kilometers with the land covered by water being negligible. UAE has a 1318 kilometers coastline and has salt pans extending inland at the coast. Persian Gulf has several islands while Dubai owns the largest natural harbor. Two underground oases are in the Abu Dhabi desert areas while the south and west of Dhabi is dominated by the vast sand dunes rolling over the desert. The most elevated region in the UAE is the Jabal Yibir at 1527 meters above the sea level while the Persian Gulf at zero meters below the sea level is the least elevated region in the UAE.
Climate of United Arab EmiratesSub tropical arid climate is experienced in the United Arab Emirates where the summers are usually hot and the winters are warm. The coastal plains are usually hot from July to August with temperatures rising to about 45oc. The late summers encountered by the humid south-eastern winds make the climate at the coastal regions become unpleasant.
Natural Resources in United Arab EmiratesNatural gas and petroleum are the primary natural resources in the United Arab Emirates which is current in the move to make use of the natural solar energy in the Masdar city. The state also makes use of the sands and rock within the country for construction purposes. Minor deposits of limestone, gypsum and marble are also in the country.
Tourist Attraction in United Arab EmiratesThe recognized landmarks for tourists' attraction and other luxury destinations in the United Arab Emirates make it a favorite place to perfectly spend your holidays. The Burj Khalifa which is the tallest building with the longest travel distance of the elevator as you head to the observation deck, the mammoth modern Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque built with the ancient craftsmanship skills, the favorite day trip of the Jebel Hfeet from the Abu Dhabi to Al Ain up to the top of the winding road providing a clear view of the plains, the oldest mosque in the UAE with minimal changes from the ancient architecture- Al-Bidya and the Hajar mountains which stretch through the desert, are the most populous tourists' attraction sites in the state. Other special magnetic sites for the tourists include the Sharjah art museum housing the collections of the Arabic artists work, the exhibits of the Islam civilization found in the Sharjah museum and the last remaining fragment of old Dubai-Bastakia quarter also good sites for the visitors. The major cities in the UAE are:
- Abu Dhabi
- Ras al-Khaiman
- Umm al-Quwain
Famous Hotels in United Arab EmiratesThe famous hotels of United Arab Emirates are
- Jumeira Dar Al Masyaf
- Raffles Dubai
- Grosvenor House Dubai
- Qasr Al Desert resort
- Movenpick Hotel
- The Address Dubai Marina
- Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort
United Arab Emirates Culture and CuisinePersia and east Africa had a great influence on the Arabian culture on which the culture of UAE is based on. The end of fasting season of Ramadan, marked by the Eid al Fitr and the united emirates formation day marked by the national day, are the major holidays in Dubai. Kandura and the abaya are the preferred attire for the men and women respectfully. Dairy, meat and grain are the traditional foods for the UAE with the traditional meat of chicken served along with vegetables. Sea foods make the great part of the meals in UAE and pork is not served in this state since the Muslim culture prohibits its consumption thus the beef sausages and the veal rashers are the substitutes for the pork.
- Dubai international airport
- Abu Dhabi international airport
- Fujairah international airport
- Sharjah international airport
- Ras Al Khaimah international airport
- Al Ain international airport
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015
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Facts about United Arab Emirates
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Area||83,600 sq km|
|Currency||UAE dirham (AED)|
|Neighbours||Oman, Saudi Arabia|