United Arab Emirates Currency: UAE Dirham (AED) Languages: Arabic Capital: Abu Dhabi Largest city: Dubai Religion: Mostly Islam/Muslim Type of government: Federation of seven emirates with one advisory body. Area : 67,340 square kilometres Exchange rate: 1 UAE dirham = 0.2105 euros
Culture – Dress Code There are legal guidelines as to what is not acceptable.Dress codes for Women1. Public places the dress code applies to includes malls, markets, cinemas, on the street, on the road in your car, super markets, public areas of hotels etc.2. You can wear what you want in your home.3. Round pools or at the beach bikinis or swimsuits must be worn- topless bathing is not allowed.Dress codes for Men1. Bare chests are not allowed in public2. Shorts should be to the knee3. Swimwear should not be worn away from a pool or beach Acceptable dress in UAE
Politics Politics of the United Arab Emirates takes place in a framework of a federal, presidential, elected monarchy. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven constitutional monarchies: the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain. The ruler of Abu Dhabi is President of the United Arab Emirates, the head of state, and the ruler of Dubai is the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, the head of government. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
SportsCricket Cricket is followed by Dubais large community of Indians and Pakistanis alongside the residents from other cricket playing nations (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England, Australia and South Africa). In 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC) moved its headquarters from London to Dubai. The city has hosted several Pakistan matches and two new grass grounds are being developed in Dubai Sports City
Food1. Stuffed Camel - It is also mentioned in Guiness Book of World Records as one of the biggest dishes served in this world.2. Al Harees - Al Harees is a famous dish of UAE with highly exotic taste.3. Shawarma - It can be made with lamb or chicken. Different restaurants serve this dish in different manner4. Al Machboos - Important ingredients are rice, meat, onion and dried lemon (Loomy).5. Hummus - It is not actually a dish, rather it is a famous dip made from chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini paste, salt and garlic.
Capital city - Abu Dubai Abu Dubai is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Arabian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper had a population of 621,000 in 2012.
Dubai Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), located within the emirate of the same name. The emirate of Dubai is located south east of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the seven emirates in the country. It has the largest population in the UAE and the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi.
Dubai’s man made Islands The World or World Islands is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located 4.0 kilometres off the coast of Dubai, UAE. Major commercial and residential infrastructures will be constructed by Nakheel Properties, a property developer in The UAE.
Places to visit1. BURJ AL ARAB - It is the tallest hotel in the world and the first 7-star hotel in the world.2. The world islands - It is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map3. The palm islands - These are the world’s three man- made islands, so large that they can be seen from space with the naked eye4. Burj Khalifa - It is the tallest building in the world and measures over 828 meters.5. Ski Dubai - Ski Dubai is actually an indoor ski resort and is the part of one of the world’s largest shopping mall, Mall of the Emirates.