Glimpse of the country• The United Arab Emirates an Arab countryin the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula.• Islam is the official religion of the UAE, and Arabic isthe official language• The UAE is a federation of seven emirates each governedby a hereditary emir, who choose one of their members tobe the president of the federation.• The constituent emirates are Abu-Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.• The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is also the states centerof political, industrial, and cultural activities.
• UAE oil reserves are ranked as the worlds seventh-largest.• It also possesses the worlds seventeenth largestreserves natural gas resources and it is one of themost developed economies in Western Asia.• The United Arab Emirates has a diverse andmulticultural society.• Major holidays in Dubai include Eid al Fitr
• Most Emirati males prefer to wear a kandura, anankle-length white tunic woven from wool orcotton, and most Emirati women wear an abaya, ablack over-garment that covers most parts of thebody.
• Etiquette is an important aspect of UAE culture andtradition, to which visitors are expected to conform.• The United Arab Emirates is a part ofthe khaliji tradition, and is also knownfor Bedouin folk music. Liwa is a type of music anddance performed mainly in communities that containdescendants of East Africans.• The traditional food of the Emirates has alwaysbeen rice, fish, and meat.• Football is the most popular sport in the UAE. Emiratifootball clubs Al-Ain, Al-Wasl, Al-Shabbab ACD, Al-Sharjah ,Al-Wahda, and Al-Ahli are the most popularteams and enjoy the reputation of long-time regionalchampions
What to see?Ferrari World Abu DhabiHili Fun CityJebel HafeetAl Ain OasisAl Ain Paradise GardenEmirates PalaceYas ViceroyQasr al SarabAl Ain National MuseumZayed CentreSheikh Zayed GrandMosque LibraryHeritage VillageAl Jahili FortYas IslandSaadiyat IslandAbu Dhabi Corniche
What to do?Experiences• Helicopter tours• Horse racing• DesertCampaign• Sand Boarding &Skiing• Abu Dhabi pearlJourney• Camel RacingSports & Creation• Water sports &sailing.• Diving, fishing.• Tennis• Wellness & spa• Off road driving.• GOLF• ShootingA Day out• Shopping• The wild side• UntouchedBeaches• Dune barbecueand moonlightcampfire.
Upcoming events. 2013• AL AIN Aerobatic Show• 2013 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi GrandPrix• Volvo Ocean Race – The Abu Dhabi Stopover• 2013 Abu Dhabi Film Festival
What to see?• Burj Al Arab: The world’s first 7-star hotel• Burj Khalifa: Formerly known as Burj Dubai - theworlds tallest tower (126 floors)• Dubai Mall: The world’s biggest shopping mall• Dubai Metro: The longest driverless network• Ski Dubai: The first INDOOR ski resort in the MiddleEast• Deira Gold Souq: The largest gold bazaar in theworld• Wild Wadi: Has the highest and fastest water slideoutside of North America
• Atlantis, the Palm: One of the largest open air marinehabitats in the world• Dubai World Cup: The worlds richest horse race• Free Zones: The first free zones in the world for IT,Outsourcing, Media, Biotechnology among others• Sheikh Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali: Isthe worlds largest cargo and passenger hub with anannual cargo capacity of 12 million tons and apassenger capacity of 120-150 million passengers peryear.• Floating Bridge: The longest floating bridge in theworld• Largest Flag: One of the world’s largest flag at Unionhouse
ExperienceDesert Adventures• Camel riding• Desert feast• Dune driving• Trip to a Bedouinvillage.• Exploring theWadis.• FalconryDubai World CupBeaches And Parks• Wild Wadi waterpark• Safa park• Wonderland park• Mushrif ParkSports & Activities• Apart fromsporting activities,Dubai offers arange of leisureand adventureactivities includingart, dancing,music, pilates,reiki, tai chi, yoga;scuba diving, deepsea fishing,mountainclimbing, shotgunshooting, gokarting, bowling,ice skating, indoorskiing and sandboarding amongothers. With somany differentnationalities andcultures at play inDubai, mostsports, activitiesand interests arecovered.
Palm Jumeirah• The Palm Jumeirah isan artificial archipelago created using landreclamation by Nakheel, a company ownedby the Dubai government in United ArabEmirates and was designed and developedby HHCP architects. It is one of three islandscalled the Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, PalmJebel Ali and Palm Deira) which extend intothe Persian Gulf, increasing Dubai’s shoreline by atotal of 520 kilometers (320 mi). The PalmJumeirah is the smallest and the original of threePalm Islands under development by Nakheel.
Burj Al Arab• The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arabis more than just a stunning landmark: its a symbolof modern Dubai.• It is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj AlArab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft)from Jumeirah beach and is connected to themainland by a private curving bridge. The shape ofthe structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship.Sometimes referred to as "the worlds only 7-Starhotel", its star rating is disputed.
Burj Khalifa• known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, isa skyscraper in Dubai and is the tallest man-madestructure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). It has 126floors.• Outside, WET Enterprises designed a fountain system at acost of Dh 800 million Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 50colored projectors, it is 275 m long and shoots water150 m (490 ft) into the air, accompanied by a range ofclassical to contemporary Arabic and world music. On 26October 2008, Emir announced that based on results of anaming contest the fountain would be called the DubaiFountainThe Dubai Fountain.
The Dubai Mall• The Dubai Mall is the worlds largest shopping mall basedon total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area.• Dubai Aquarium and Under Water Zoo - The MallsDubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre, developed andoperated by Oceanic Australia Group, officially earnedthe Guinness World Record for the worlds"Largest Acrylic Panel.• Reel Cinema -opened on 14 August 2009 on the secondfloor of Dubai Mall. Reel Cinema is a 22 screen megaplexwith more than 2,800 seats. All screens are currentlyopen. It is the largest cinema in the region• The Dubai Mall contains more than 1,200 shops and isanchored by GaleriesLafayette, Debenhams, Bloomingdales, Waitroseand Marks & Spencer
Textile.• The textile industry in UAE encompasses severalcategories such as woven, knitted and non-wovenfabrics. The UAE textile market in 2011 was valuedat USD 13 billion which has grown at CAGR of 9.9% duringthe period 2006-2011.• UAE is one of the major textile markets of the worldwhich includes fibers, fabrics, cloth, apparels, outerwearand several others.• The UAE textile industry is diverse in its products. In 2011,the knitted fabric was the most demanded textile materialin UAE which accounted for around 49.7% followed byWoven fabrics with about ~% of the overall marketdemand in the country.• In 2011, UAE exported the maximum to the US (amongthe countries covered) at a value of USD 57.12 million.
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