The United Arab Emirates ( Uae )

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In 1971, six of the Trucial States of the Persian Gulf – Abu Dhabi, ‘Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, and Umm al Qaywayn – merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As a strategic location along the Strait of Hormuz, a transfer point for countless oil resources, the UAE has been able to play a vital role in the vast and diverse Middle Eastern economy. High oil revenues have been the result of this location, allowing the country’s per capita GDP (Gross Domestic Product) to virtually match those of prominent and influential Western nations. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and the Abu Dhabi emirate as well as the second most populous city in the country following Dubai. In 1962, a few years before the UAE was able to…show more content…
However, unprecedented development combined with the presence of a class-based society in Abu Dhabi results in an expanding expatriate workforce that, unfortunately, undergoes basic human rights violations on a daily basis. Abu Dhabi is currently the wealthiest emirate in the UAE in terms of GDP and per capita income – more than $1 trillion has been invested in the city alone so far. In recent years, the government has been diversifying the economy in Abu Dhabi. Substantial investment has been placed in areas such as industry, real estate, tourism, and retail sectors of the economy. Several large-scale development projects have been undertaken as a part of this movement to diversify the economy. Saadiyat Island, known as “Happiness Island” in Arabic, is one of these many ongoing development projects in the UAE. Large commercial, residential, and leisure projects are currently under construction on the island and are expected to be completed in the year 2020. Important features of Saadiyat Island will include a branch of New York University among other influential universities, as well as a cultural center containing Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum, and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Currently, these structures are considered to be the most important “iconic cultural institutions” on Saadiyat Island (“Saadiyat Island: One Island, Many Masterpieces”). Overall, the project is being led by the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC). Add some details about
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