Virtual Reality Tour of The United Arab Emirates


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By: Majid Al Futtaim, Saeed Marzooqi and Khalid Al Zarouni

Grade 12 Computer Class
Universal American School Dubai

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Virtual Reality Tour of The United Arab Emirates

  1. 1. Virtual Tour Of The United Arab Emirates Majid Al Futtaim Saeed Marzouqi Khalid Al Zarouni Class: Grade 12 Computer Class Teacher: Sudha Sunder School: Universal American School Dubai
  2. 2. Welcome to the United Arab Emirates I Am going to take You on a Virtual Tour of the Country 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, 1971
  3. 3. Abu Dhabi  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 UAE.  Its long coastline extends for more than 400 kilometres and was once the world's best waters for pearling and fishing.
  4. 4. Abu Dhabi is divided into three major regions  ABU DHABI CITY  EASTERN REGION  WESTERN REGION
  5. 5. 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 Technology
  6. 6. EASTERN REGION  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 Airport.
  7. 7. WESTERN REGION  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.
  8. 8. Dubai  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 East.
  9. 9. Sharjah  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 Qasimi family.
  10. 10. Ajman  The Emirate of Ajman is situated on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, between the emirates of Umm Al Quwain and Sharjah.
  11. 11. Fujairah  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.
  12. 12. 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 1981.
  13. 13. 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.