Cultural Awareness And History Of The United Arab Emirates

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Cultural Awareness and History of: U.A.E SSG, Femenella, Jonathan, R. ADA ALC 002-16 Cultural Awareness and History of: U.A.E The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was established 45 years ago, in 1971. However, that short lineage is deeply rooted in culture and affluence. UAE consists of seven states known as Trucial states. These Trucial states also known as Emirates are, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah Umm al - Qaiwain, and Ras al – Khaimah. Their vast growth and substantial success have made them one of the most economically thriving countries in the world. UAE has developed immensely since its birth, especially in the last 20 years. The territory of UAE is extremely rich in oil and natural gases, which are their main exports. Many different ethnicities make up the country’s population, so much so that Emirati citizens have become the minority in their own country. UAE also has a growing military force consisting of Air Defense Artillery, F-16 fighter jets, and heavy armored vehicles. Originally UAE relied on coastal fishing and farming for their main food source, UAE now imports most of its food. UAE has a thriving economy due to their possession of roughly 10% of the world’s oil and natural gas reserves. In the early 1990’s UAE realized their land sat upon a tremendous natural resource to which they could export and trade. Before their discovery of oil, the main currency used for trade and business was pearls. The capital, Abu Dhabi

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