The United Arab Emirates By Lake Coleman Wilson

The United Arab Emirates is made up of seven different emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain. Each Emir has a different ruler and a different set of laws. UAE has a supreme council of both legislative and executive powers; they choose a leader from one of the emir's to be president of the whole country. He servers a five year term.

President of the United Arab Emirates

Dirham notes are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100. 200, 500, and 1000's. The coins are made in Dh1, 50, 25, 5, and 10's.

A UAE coin

A drawing point for people visiting the UAE is that it is tax free. You don't pay taxes on things like your salary, imports and groceries. This saves a lot of money in the long run making it easier to enjoy other luxuries.

85% of UAE citizens belief in islam while 9% belief in Christianity. Certain sacred practices and rituals are very important to muslims. Some are practiced daily while other are practiced annually.

Symbol for islam belief
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the world. It has room for over 40,000 worshipers.

A mosque is a muslim place for worship and prayer. Muslims from a young age are taught the five pillars of islam which are the five religious duties expected of every muslim.

UAE family

The citizens are subdivided into four main classes.

  1. Ruling sheikh families whose members hold the highest political position
  2. Merchant Class. known as Tujjar, are merchants who sell international consumer goods
  3. The new middle class; represented by increasing number of professionals who have benefitted from free state education
  4. The low-income groups are represented by oasis farmers and former pearl divers.


dubai skyline

The economy of the United Arab Emirates is the second largest in Arab world with a GDP of 340.1 billion. Its made most its revenue from its oil but today it intakes from other sources. Realestate, construction, civil engineering, and medical fields bring money into the country as well. Also a major income from the malls and ticketing from cars are a major help too. Since the streets of the more popular emirates like Dubai are cramped and space is low, drivers make lots of money too. Many business owners come to Dubai also so they have a big business industry.

Adventures in Dubai

In a city full of cutting-edge art and film, night life and family activities, Dubai has plenty of things to see and do. Dubai thrives to be the capitol of fun making it their personal mission to have things for the whole family to enjoy. With over 13.2 million tourist a year, Dubai is no short of the place to be.

Dubai is a paradise for shopping lovers and famous for its mega shopping malls in all over the world.
Dubai beaches can be rated as the most beautiful beaches in the region

Fly around and see all the magnificent landmarks of Dubai.

Ski Dubai offers an amazing skiing and snowboarding experience right in the middle of desert.

A Race and Driving School and Commission Internationale de Karting(CIK) approved go-Karting Track

Wild Wadi Water park is one of the most advanced water park in the world with 24 amazing rides and slides. Bring the children here for some splashing fun!

Dubai Museum is located at Al Fahidi Fort which was built in 1787 and is known as the oldest building in Dubai.

Take a dessert tour which is a 90 minute drive in the dessert. At the end of the tour you get to watch the beautiful sunset. You can even choose to spend a night in the dessert as well.

For the daredevils; take a trip to the tallest skyscraper in the world for a tingling experience.

Enjoy Dubai from a birds eye view!

Over 80,000sqft of educational attractions for kids ages 2-15years old.

Take to the water and enjoy Dubai from under the surface!

The Dubai zoo is said to the oldest zoo in the middle east. This is one attraction that wont disappoint!

The United Arab Emirates offer a variety of fun for people of all ages and ethnicity.

One of the Worlds biggest waterpark in UAE capitol Abu Dhabi!

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