The Seven Emirates Of The United Arab Emirates And Saudi Arabia

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a very desert like Middle Eastern country that borders Saudi Arabia. The UAE was once a regular middle eastern country until oil was found and is now in the top five of richest countries in the world. The GDP of the UAE is $667.2 Billon as of 2016.The UAE was once controlled by Britain and is now a union of multiple emirates. The seven emirates of UAE are; Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, and lastly, Umm Al Quwain. "Our system of government is based on our religion and this is what our people want. Should they seek alternatives, we are ready to listen to them. We are all in the same boat, and they are both captain and crew.” -Sheikh Zayed. The UAE is a very desert like country…show more content…
In result of the heats, most men in the UAE wear a “thawb or thobe.” (A thobe is a long, thin, white garment that keeps you cool in hot climates.) To conclude, the UAE has a traditional islamic middle-eastern culture. The historic past of the UAE is very complex as great changes took place amongst the years. The UAE was a regular, average economically, middle-eastern country until oil was discovered in the 1950s. Although oil was not exported for the first time until 1962, this was turning point for the UAE. The UAE was once controlled by Britain until 1971 when six of the emirates declared independence from Britain. That left one more emirate to join, the last emirate to join was, Ras Al Khaimah, this emirate joined the following year. The UAE wanted independence from Britain because their unfair taxes that they were known for. Over the many years of exporting oil the UAE became very rich and more than an average middle-eastern country economically. In conclusion, the history of the UAE is much revolved around their independence from Britain and their discovery of oil. The UAE is of the richest countries in the world as 33% of its GDP is from oil and gas. The GDP of the UAE in 2016 was a whopping $667.2 billion! In one of the emirates “Dubai,” the 420,000 citizens average net worth is $17 million. The UAE is so rich that the police drive a range of super cars, such as Ferraris, Bugattis, and Lamborghinis. In addition to the

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