The United Arab Emirates : An Overview

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The United Arab Emirates
Name: Rishma Mirchandani, Nathalie Germain, Xiao Mei Li
Professor: Mrs. Anuradha Koilpillai
Course: Business 3312 - 18
Date: Wednesday 18th March, 2015


The United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates also known as the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. The United Arab Emirates was establish in 1971, and it is a federation of seven emirates; which include Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Abu Dhabi serves as the capital of the United Arab
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Along the 17th - 19th century; the harsh desert environment led to the emerging of nomadic groups who subsisted because of various economic activities, including animal husbandry, agriculture and hunting. The seasonal movements of the nomadic groups created frequent clashes amongst them but also led to the establishment of seasonal and semi-seasonal settlements and centers. The tribal groups whose names are still carried by the modern Emiratis are known as: Bani Yas, Al Bu Falah, Al Ain, Liwa, the Dhawahir, Awamir, Manasir, the Sharqiyin, and the Qawasim. The Bani Yas confederation was the most dominant force of Abu Dhabi by the 17th century. The Portuguese continued to maintain an influence over the coastal settlements during the 16th century. The British ruled the southern coast of the Persian Gulf during the 17th to the 19th century. The Sheikhs agreed not to dispose of any territory or to enter any foreign relationships without the consent of the British. In return, the British promised to protect all aggression from the sea and to help in case of land attack. During the 19th and the early 20th centuries, the pearling industry thrived which provided income and employment to the people of the Persian Gulf. However, the first world war had a severe impact on this industry which wiped it out. The British then set up a development office that helped in some small developments within the Emirates. Due to the trial nature of society and
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