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Virtual Tour Of The
United Arab Emirates
Majid Al Futtaim
Khalid Al Zarouni
Class: Grade 12 Computer Class
Teacher: Sudha Sunder
School: Universal American School Dubai
I Am going to
take You on a
Virtual Tour of
The UAE is a country made up of seven
'emirates' Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah,
Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah,
Fujairah. It was founded on December 2,
Abu Dhabi is the Federal capital and also the
largest of the seven emirates covering more
than 85 per cent of land that constitutes the
Its long coastline extends for more than 400
kilometres and was once the world's best
waters for pearling and fishing.
Abu Dhabi is divided into three
ABU DHABI CITY
ABU DHABI CITY
This is both the capital of the emirate and the
federal capital, home of the Head of State, President
His Highness Sheikh Zayed.
It also houses the parliamentary buildings, most of
the federal ministries and institutions, foreign
embassies and many oil companies. It is also home
to famous educational institutions, like the Zayed
University and several Higher Colleges of
The oasis city of Al Ain is the capital of this region
and one of the greenest in Arabia.
Al Ain is the home of the UAE University, the
country's largest museum, important archaeological
sites, the biggest zoo in the UAE, parks, gardens,
farms and guest houses.
It is also one of the nations leading agricultural
centres and now serviced by Al Ain International
This comprises 52 villages and has as its capital
Bida Zayed, or Zayed City. Extensive afforestation
present here covering at least 100,000 hectares is a
welcoming sight from the desert environment. The
country's main onshore oil fields are located in Bab,
Habshan, Bu Hasa, as is the country's largest oil
refinery at Al Ruwais.
Dubai is the second largest Emirate in the
United Arab Emirates and probably the most
well known. Under the guidance of Sheikh
Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, it has
forged a reputation as one of the most
important and vibrant cities in the Middle
The third largest of the seven emirates,
Sharjah is situated between Dubai and
Ajman. Once part of a single emirate with
Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah is ruled by the Al
The Emirate of Ajman is situated on the coast
of the Arabian Gulf, between the emirates of
Umm Al Quwain and Sharjah.
Over the past two decades, Fujairah has
developed a stable, well balanced and
diversified economy assisted by its strategic
geographical position that provides easy
access to international shipping routes. It is
the only emirate that lies on the eastern side
of the UAE, along the Gulf of Oman, while the
others are along the Arabian Gulf.
Umm Al Quwain
The emirate of Umm Al Quwain is located on
the western coast of the UAE, with Sharjah to
the west and Ras Al Khaimah to the east.
The total area of the emirate is equivalent to
one per cent of the country's total area. It is
ruled by His Highness Shaikh Rashid bin
Ahmad Al Mu’alla, who came to power in
Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is the northern-most
emirate in the UAE and has been ruled by
His Highness Shaikh Saqr bin Mohmmad Al
Qasimi since 1948.