UAE is the eighth largest producer of crude oil in the world accounting for 3.3% of the total crude oil production. As of 2010, UAE has 97.8 billion barrels of crude oil reserves.
The country is the seventh largest producer of natural gas accounting for 1.6% of the world’s total natural gas supply. As of 2010, UAE has 600 trillion of p natural gas reserves, which is equivalent to 3.2% of the total gas reserves in the world.
UAE is one of the top suppliers of aluminum foundry alloy, high-purity aluminum, and extrusion billet to more than 45 countries. It accounts for 3.4% of the world’s aluminum smelter production.
In 2010, UAE also produced refined petroleum products, gypsum, lime, cement, sulfur, and steel.
The United Arab Emirates cuisine is a reflection of a great Arabian heritage and vast exposure to civilizations over time. Muslims are prohibited from eating pork, so it is not included in Arab menus. Meat, fish, and rice are the staple foods shawarma hummus, tabbouleh, and mixed grill of kebab and other meat make the Emirati cuisine.
The climate of the U.A.E generally is hot and dry. The hottest months are July and August, when the average maximum temperatures reach above 48° C on the coastal plain. In the Al Hajar al Gharbi Mountains, have really high altitudes thus making the temperatures considerably cooler. The average minimum temperatures in January and February are between 10° C to 14° C. During the late summer months, a humid southeastern wind known as the Sharqi makes the coastal region monster of wind waves lasting to the average 45 minutes. The average annual rainfall in the coastal area is fewer than 120 millimeters, but in some mountainous areas annual rainfall often reaches 350 millimeters because of high altitudes.
Tuesday, November 3 is UAE Flag Day. Created in 1971 for the country’s formation, the flag of the United Arab Emirates is a symbol of much pride for Emiratis. The UAE’s flag is made up of the traditional pan-Arab colours, what those colours represent is important in a special way to Emiratis.
Red represents hardiness, bravery, strength and courage. The vertical red band can also be interpreted as binding all the other meanings together in unity.
Green represents hope, joy, optimism and love. It can also symbolize the religion of Islam as it is prophet Muhamed"s favorite color.
White represents peace and honesty. White is the purest colour, and is interpreted by some to symbolize cleanliness.
Contrary to popular belief, the black band does not represent oil. It stands for the defeat of enemies, and also strength of mind.
The Emirati national dress consists of garments such as the kandura or dishdosh (white or colored cloak) often worn with sandals with an egal (black rope) for men.For women the abaya (black gown), shayla (head covering) and burqa (head covering exposing only the eyes) suite the traditional UAE dressing.
Towering at 2,625 feet, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world.
Qasr Al Hosn Fort
Qasr Al Hosn Fort was originally built in the late 1700s as a watchtower for the tribe's water source.
Al Bidya Mosque
Al Bidya Mosque is the oldest mosque in UAE and is believed to have created between the 15th and 17th century.