The United Arab Emirates is a constitutional federation of seven emirates :
About UAE Total area : 83,600 sq km along the south-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula Capital : Abu Dhabi, also center for political cultural & industrial activities. Official Religion : Islam Official Language : Arabic Oil Rich Country Fridays and Saturdays weekends.
Dinner :plenty of appetizers are all placed on the table at the same time. There are usually plenty of flat breads and plenty of olives. This leads to a more leisurely, less structured way of eating the meal.
Meat & Alcohol: Muslims are prohibited from eating pork so it is not included in Arab menus. There are strict Muslim taboos against alcohol and meat must be slaughtered according to the Islamic halal method.
Desserts - dates, pastries filled with honey and nuts, rich bread & milk puddings, served with rose water and pistachios & sweet cheesecakes.
Traditional Dishes Hummus -chick pea dip Falafel - cutlet made of chick pea & spices Shawarmas -wrap with lamb/chicken Al Machboos -rice,onions & meat seasoned with lemon Umm Ali -bread pudding