The United Arab Emirates is known for the tallest human-made structure, the Burj Khalifa, and the Burj Al Arab, one of the tallest hotel building in the world. The UAE is famous for several artificial islands like the Palm Jumeirah island, the World, and The Universe archipelagos.
United Arab Emirates (CNN) — The United Arab Emirates is famous for its relentless sunshine, its golden dunes that roll on for miles and some of the most ambitious, opulent building projects of modern times. But it's not all super-tall skyscrapers and shifting sands.
12 incredible facts about the UAE
- The UAE population is made up of over 200 nationalities. ...
- There are no rivers in the UAE. ...
- The UAE was the first country in the world to appoint a minister for artificial intelligence. ...
- Abu Dhabi's Capital Gate building leans more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The UAE is known for its two largest cities, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which draw millions of tourists each year. Dubai, a regional business hub known for its sleek skyscrapers, is home to the largest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa.
Land of great, brave; land of peace and prosperity
2: Beautiful landscapes and beautiful mosques. 3: Land of beautiful beaches. 4: Land of peace and prosperity. 5: Land of tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa.
The exceptional quality of life with modern accommodation and medical facilities, excellent private schools, and highly developed infrastructure, UAE is consistently chosen by expats as a country to reside.
Emirati culture is a blend of Arabian, Islamic, and Persian cultures, with influences from the cultures of East Africa and Indian Subcontinent. Islam has had a prominent influence on local architecture, music, attire, cuisine, and lifestyle.
The Arabian oryx is the national animal of Jordan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Qatar.
The Flag was designed by Mr. Abdulla Mohammed Al Ma'enah after he read an advertisement announcing a competition for designing the UAE flag sponsored by Al Diwan Al Amiri Abu Dhabi. The competition was published in the Al Ittihad newspaper in Abu Dhabi two months prior to the declaration of the UAE's formation.
Visitors can marvel at the modern and beautiful Arabic architecture, discover the history and culture of the emirate, swim with dolphins, ride a camel in the desert, enjoy a day at the waterpark, embark on a hot air balloon adventure, plus much more.
Beautiful, shiny skyscrapers, state of the art buildings and beautiful beaches and sand dunes; fine dining; fabulous all-inclusive accommodation options, shopping at Dubai Mall and adrenaline filled experiences all make Dubai a fantastic tourist destination.
Drinking Is A-OK, in the Right Places
Tourists are permitted to drink in licensed restaurants, hotels and bars attached to licensed hotels. It is unacceptable and punishable to drink in public places—even beaches. Dubai is incredibly strict about public drunkenness and has zero tolerance for drinking and driving.
The UAE consists of seven emirates and was founded on 2 December 1971 as a federation. Six of the seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah) combined on that date. The seventh, Ras al Khaimah, joined the federation on 10 February 1972.
Red – Sacrifice and bravery. White – Peace and giving. Green – Growth, prosperity, and progress. Black – Power and strength.
National sports of United Arab Emirates is Football.
Considered the national dish of the Emirates, kabsa, a fragrant mixture of basmati rice, lamb or chicken, mixed vegetables, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, nutmeg and bay leaves cooked in one pot and often served in a huge mound at the centre of the table.
The Gulf Tiger has one of the fastest-growing economies in the Middle East, hence its nickname. Dubai, which is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula, is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the region.
While in Dubai, the most common greetings visitors will come across are marhaba (hello) and maasalaamah (goodbye or with peace). These are considered standard greetings for everyday situations. Ahlan wa sahlan (welcome) is also used in more formal meetings and can be shortened to ahlan to suit most scenarios.
Khalifa Al Qamzi, another Emirati, 24, said Emirati traditional values like giving back, respecting others, treating people equally, being family oriented and maintaining one's identity, are values that stem out of Islam.
UAE ranks first in the Arab world,11th globally in latest Global Knowledge Index. In the fifth edition of the Global Knowledge Index leaders for 2021 unveiled on Monday, the UAE was ranked 11th globally and first in the Arab World.
When it comes to the wealthiest Arab countries, Qatar has been at the top of the list for several years. Of course, you can find this country on virtually any “richest” list you come across in the world. Not only is Qatar the most prosperous Arab country, but it is also the wealthiest country in the world.
The United Arab Emirates tops the indicators of the most powerful military force, according to the Global Fire Power index for the year 2022.
Prior to 1971, the Trucial Sheikdoms of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharja, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Fujairah, and Ras al-Khaimah were under a British protectorate.