The United Arab Emirates ( Uae )

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was not always the global epicenter of the Middle East. Culture is a lifestyle based on values, norms, behaviors, and beliefs of a region. Before it became a country, it was seven different regions next to Saudi Arabia and Oman. Its culture provided a Bedouin lifestyle and one focused upon the region. As the regions progressed throughout history, they began to realize they need one another to survive. Each region had a ruler, called a sheikh, and they banded together to create a federation known as UAE. Today, UAE thrives upon the westernization, globalization, and wealth that have fallen before them. The region fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, the history, politics, economics, social, and military make up the pieces of culture making UAE a stabilized epicenter in the turmoil area of the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates is a constitutional federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ra 's al-Khaimah and Fujairah ("UAE government & politics: Information," n.d.). The members of the federation were not always in agreement with each other. In the seventeenth century, these regions were a part of the Ottoman Empire. “The seven sheikhdoms that were to form the UAE were known as the Trucial Coastal States and been part of Great Britain’s informal empire in the Persian Gulf” (Bismarck, 2012). UAE joined The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 1967 ("OPEC: Brief

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