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    Information About United Arab Emirates

    About United Arab Emirates

    United Arab Emirates is a country with the world's seventh largest oil reserves and 17th largest natural gas reserves on the Persian Gulf at the Arabian Peninsula south-eastern end. The official religion in UAE is Islam and the official language used is Arabic although currently English is the majorly used language in the state. Abu Dhabi is the state's capital city while Dubai is the largest city. The state's motivating motto" Long live my Nation" was phrased after independence from the United Kingdom in 1971. The federation of the seven hereditary monarchies is the form of government in the UAE where the president and the prime minister, are the top leaders. The country lies within the Gulf standard time zone with the United Arab Emirates dirham used as the commercial currency and the +971 being the calling code in UAE.

    History of United Arab Emirates

    Between the 17th century and 19th century, the versatile tribesmen survived the harsh desert environment by involving themselves in activities such as hunting, and agriculture. Bani Yas tribal grouping's confederation in 17th century was the dominating force in many areas of the United Arab Emirates. The pearling industry thrived during the 19th and 20th century and it provided employment and income to the Persian Gulf people. In March 1958, a floating flat form ring extracted oil at Thamama and contribute to the first oil export in 1962. The British government failed to protect and administer the United Arab Emirates by 1966 and after the treaty of British-Trucial sheikhdoms expired, the country gained its independence in 1st December 1971. The United Arab Emirates joined the United States military operations against the Taliban in 2001 and even the fighting Saddam Hussein in 2003. The first president of UAE, Sheikh Zayade died in 2004 and his son Sheikh Khalifa succeeded him. The UAE allowed France to set its permanent military base in Abu Dhabi in 2008 and in 2011; UAE participated in the international military operations which were conducted in Libya.

    Geography of United Arab Emirates

    United 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 Emirates

    Sub 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 Emirates

    Natural 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 Emirates

    The 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:
    • Dubai
    • Abu Dhabi
    • Sharjah
    • Ras al-Khaiman
    • Ajman
    • Umm al-Quwain
    • Fujairah

    Famous Hotels in United Arab Emirates

    The 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 Cuisine

    Persia 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.

    International Airports in United Arab Emirates

    • 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

    CountryUnited Arab Emirates
    CapitalAbu Dhabi
    Independence Day2-Dec-71
    Area83,600 sq km
    CurrencyUAE dirham (AED)
    Dialling Code971
    NeighboursOman, Saudi Arabia