UAE oozes an effervescent charm blending a mix of contemporary architecture, world class hospitality, rich entertainment, state-of-art indoor activities, luxury shopping avenues along with timeless experiences like desert safaris, night camping and dhow boat cruises in the Persian Gulf. Located at a key juncture inthe Middle East,UAE hassuccessfully carved a reputation of being a moderate and progressive nation. Despite being part of a tumultuous region facing political and social upheaval, UAE has managed to maintain its reputation, thanks to the foresightedness of its rulers and its overall policies. Today, the country is famous for beingthe land of superlative adjectives (richest, biggest, tallest, and largest, among others); while there is no shortage of artificial wonders which leaves tourists awestruck.
Established as a federation of seven Emirates after its independence from United Kingdom in 1971, UAE has made rapid strides in several aspects owing to its massive natural oil resources(seventh largest oil reserves in the world). Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah and Umm Al-Quwainled by the capital Abu Dhabi make up the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi has steadily emerged as a top destination on the back of its variedculture, top-notch entertainment, classy architecture, and stunning cuisine and has gleefully accepted the burden of flying the flag of age-old Emirati tradition. Dubai on the other hand, is driven by the search of world class hospitality, experiences and contemporary innovation in construction, entertainment and every other aspect. Dubai has a more progressive outlook and is the main hub of expats, enhancing its reputationas a global city.
Sharjah is still emerging from the shadows of Dubai while Ajman and Umm Al Quwain are slowly developing. Ras Al Khaimah is aggressively following the example of Dubai and is working hard to create tourism infrastructure while Fujairah has become a more popular domestic tourism hub owing to its stunning natural landscape dominated by the scenic Hajar Mountains, hidden palm oases and beautiful clear waters and unspoilt beaches in neighbouring Oman.
Islam is the official religion and Arabic continues to be the official language. Persian, Urdu and Hindi are also spoken by the thriving South Asian communities. Diversification in service industry and ancillary services has resulted in the large number of expats, especially from European nations and United States of America. The thriving business of expats and global brands from all over the world has ushered in a new wave of economic growth and is providing the country a more pluralist and cosmopolitan outlook.
UAE oozes an effervescent charm blending a mix of contemporary architecture, world class hospitality, rich entertainment, state-of-art indoor activities, luxury shopping avenues along with timeless...