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United Arab Emirates

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Overview of United Arab Emirates

Overview of United Arab Emirates

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  • 1. United Arab Emirates Moving into the 21 st Century
  • 2. UAE Formerly known as the Trucial States , the United Arab Emirates are a federation of seven individual states, all ruled by emirs .
  • 3. Locating the United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a union of seven sovereign sheikhdoms, formed when the British withdrew from the Gulf in 1971.
  • 4. Abu Dhabi The country's capital, along with Dubai, are a modern cities famed for high-rise buildings and stylish hotels.
  • 5. Dubai
  • 6. Dubai Dubai skyline with Burj Dubai , the tallest man-made structure on earth, under construction
  • 7. Dubai, UAE: Boom Town It boasts “mountains,” beaches, deserts, oases, camel racing, markets and the renowned duty-free shopping of dazzling Dubai - all packed into a relatively small area.
  • 8. Dubai Palm Trilogy Palm Jumeirah (center) is one of the original palms and is a part in the trilogy of Dubai Palm . The names of the other two palms are Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira.
  • 9. Luxury residences, retail facilities and leisure amenities are being built across Palm Jumeirah’s three main areas of the island – the trunk, crescent and fronds.
  • 10. A woman shopping at Dubai Duty Free Company
  • 11. Cultural clash The UAE is a contradictory place where traditional Bedouin lifestyle meets Western consumerism and big-town bling.
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  • 13. These disparate influences have produced a nation that combines the cultures of conservative Islam and the liberal West in one package.
  • 14. UAE Links
    • flickr.com/photos/babasteve/21303838/270904/
    • Bateaux Dubai.com /
    • Adventures.worldnomads.com /
    • Wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates
    • CIA.gov/the-world-factbook/UAE
    • Emirates.org /
    • Lonely Planet.com/united-arab-emirates
    • World Atlas.com /UAE
    • Realtyna.com/dubai_real_estate/the-palm-jumeirah
    • Martha Samuel.wordpress.com/2008/12/24/dubai-palm-trilogy/