United Arab Emirates : Vegas Of The Middle East

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United Arab Emirates: Vegas of the Middle East When you think of history, you think of millenniums and centuries passed through time with experiences and tragic tales of the rising and falling of empires and civilizations. The United Arab Emirates has defied the odds of history. The UAE has embraced the western civilization approach of capitalism which contrasts to a traditional Middle Eastern country. The thriving nation of the UAE gained its independence from the United Kingdom in the early 1970’s. The small yet intriguingly stunning country has not let traditional Islam principles hinder its political or economic growth. In just over four decades, the United Arab Emirates has successfully transformed from one of the world’s…show more content…
This young nation’s government is commonly referred to as a Federal Supreme Council, which is a presidential elected monarchy. Each emirate has its own ruler or absolute monarch. The president of the UAE is then elected from one of the nation’s seven absolute monarchs. Since most of the population of the UAE is located in the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the recent presidents have come from those emirates. The presidential election is determined by the UAE’s equivalent of our nation’s congress, the Federal Supreme Council. The Federal Supreme Council is the head policy-making body within the United Arab Emirates. This assembly plays a vital role for the government due to the fact that they have both legislative and executive powers. Since gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1971, the UAE has shockingly had only two hereditary presidents. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan held the presidency from the time the nation was founded until his death on November 2nd, 2004. Following the death of the UAE’s beloved leader, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyah was elected to take his place on November 3rd, 2004 and still holds the presidency today. In addition to the previously mentioned Supreme Council, the UAE also has a Council of Ministers as well as a Federal National Council. None other than the Prime Minister who is the monarch of the emirate Abu Dhabi leads the Council of Ministers. The Federal National Council is comprised of 40 members of society elected
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